January 6, 2016
LAMA - S/T LP (1982)
Alright, let's kick off 2016 with one of those "where has this record been all my life?!" type of posts. I'm not afraid to admit I've only recently really started to check out Finnish punk and hardcore. I first heard this band back in the early 00's on a comp I bought called "Killed By Hardcore". And while I liked their one song on it, I never tried to find more stuff by them because in the days before Discogs and Youtube, I didn't really know where to begin. That, and because at the time I wasn't into non-English speaking bands, which is kinda dumb considering I couldn't understand what a lot of North American/British bands I liked were singing about anyways. So yeah, I forgot all about Lama until a few months ago. It seems crazy to me that no one ever talks about these guys or their album because it's damn near flawless in my opinion. They also have another album compiling their four 7" EP's from 1980-83 that's nothing to sneeze at either. Ripped (for your pleasure) from the 2005 CD reissue with a bit extra volume.