"SoftSpot has delved back into the post-punk archives and unearthed another virtually unheard gem. Our first full-length LP features the recordings of Kebab, a short-lived quartet of punk-minded Belgian youths. Inspired by the Crass Records DIY mentality, the burgeoning UK art-punk scene, and their own boredom, Kebab combined anti-political punk diatribes with sharp guitars, plodding basslines, synth gurgles, and spastic electronic percussion. The result is an aggressively sparse take on post-punk that remains fresh and visceral sounding today.
Side A compiles all their known studio recordings, including the sought-after "Life It's a Joke" 7" from 1982. Side B features select tracks from their original demo tape, recorded in 1981 and limited to only 30 copies. All tracks have been remastered from the best available sources, and are presented on black vinyl in a full-size poster package containing lyric sheet, rare photos, and a vintage interview with the band." (promo write-up)
Good stuff. 2010 vinyl-only reissue. Kebab's angular European post-punk sound is somewhat in league with The Slits (RIP, Ari Up), Siouxsie, Animals & Men, Delta 5, Bush Tetras and Xmal Deustchland, with a small hint of the synth stylings of (very early) Depeche Mode.
Mediafire Download Link: Kebab- We Live In A System (Softspot, 2010)
A1 Life It's A Joke
A2 Anti - L
B3 Uber Der Ligne
B5 Faced White