Just Another D.I.Y. Punk Label
"The state always has the sole purpose to limit, tame, subordinate, the individual - to make him subject to to some generality or other;
it's last only so long as the individual is not all in all, and it's only clearly-marked restriction of me, my limitation, my slavery." - Max Stirner
Releases available on CD or vinyl from 1992 - 2018.
All of Snack Ohm Tapes releases; either on vinyl or CD can be found on this page and bought by sending me an e-mail. But earlier releases on KZ; later on CD-R can be downloaded freely for music and punk rock lovers with no limitation world wide.
Here you'll find further details on each release.
S.O.T.-008 - Norwegian Compilation Punk LP (1995)
"Return to the 14th century, and be reminded of the equality in appearance and behavior between the little and sweet, brown rats; Rattus Norvegicus, and the leaders of the world . Not to be mistaken. Rattus Norvegicus; The politician, is the figure to give one self to. Not only in his predilection for wealth, but also to protect the inviroment. That is why this record is dedicated to all the politician in the world, in their democratic and unselfish struggle as leaders, guides, protectors and wiseman!"
The front cover has a painted picture showing the Norwegian parlament house in bared wire like a prison. And the people are dancing outside. With a saying in latin printed around; the leaders don’t forget a joke so soon. This was a more anarchitic view than earlier. And the self ironic and latin title, Rattus Norvegicus, the Norwegian brown rat. Some said the title was used on a StranglesLP and we did steal it.
There was several rumors before this record was released in 1995, and the expetations were high because we did the ”Tsjernobilly Boogie”-release, and the critcs wasn’t convinced that "Rattus Norwegiau" was a good release when it was done. But today the release of “Rattus Norvegicus” is seen different as a musical documentary, and in the historic light it shows what the bands did in 1995. The level of the sound varied from each bands, and all the band sounded different. So it’s naturally that the release was like that.
The release is musical varied, and contains both Punk/HC/HC-metal, funna and fast rock'n'roll very punkish. The release contains 12 bands, and 22 songs. I want to mention Svartidauðir, Sannhetsministeriet, Dead Gerhardsens (Oslo) and Mi (Skien) play HC. And Judas Vitner, Paranoia Panorama (both from Haugesund) and Tarmer (Bergen) play punk style. And Rechtum Immortalis (Mo I Rana) plays something HC, but influenced by metal. The northern-Norwegian from Hamarøy, Ariske Maur plays fast and funny punk, and has earlier released several cassettes.
A review in PULS (#16/95) said this:”A Norwegian punk-and HCcollection only on vinyl, even red colour. This smells early eighties stuff. But this release represent the absolute underground of Norwegian punk:Mi, Ariske Maur, Judas Vitner, Tarmer, Rechtum Immortalis, Paranoia Panorama, Skam, Twigs, Detached, Sannhetsminsteriet, Svartidaudir and Dead Gerhardsens. The four last
mentioned comes best from this, with lots of humour and some playing managed, also songs. Other wise is a lot of this and that. The sound is sometimes very poor, but lots of energy and low price almost make it up for this. Maybe you shouldn’t invest in this record, if you’re looking for the new album of Green Day. Some what kindeness,and adding because of charm and d.i.y.-attitude, it’s not the stupidest spent of fifty Norwegian kroner”. (K H Troldsaas)
This record was released in cooperation with the bands, and was made in 1000 copies and both red and black vinyl, and has a 15 pages booklet included in both norwegian english containing lyrics, adresses (not working today), pics and other ironic artwork made by each band.
I found 75 copies in black vinyl only; in my the cellar of my last stay in Haguesund recently. 75 copies of the Rattus Norwegicus LP with booklet and nicely kept. Lucky me ;-).
Available for 11 Euro/110 NOK+P.P.
Bands/tracks on the LP:
Mi - Papir og metall
Mi - Alt for fort
Ariske Maur - Kvinne og bil-sangen
Judas Vitner - H å k o n
Judas Vitner - Oh, du min solstråle
Sannhetsministeriet - T.R.E.V.I.
Sannhetsministeriet - Ikke vårt flagg
Detached - Down in the underground
Dead Gerhardsens - Slaget på Galgeberg
Tarmer - Pizza med flein
Tarmer - Sieg heil ittland
Paranoia Panorama - Sult og grønne skoger
Paranoia Panorama - Siste rest av menneskelighet
Twigs - Confused
Twigs - Living in disgraceland
Mp3 to download are marked.
The back side of the booklet, the front side has the same pic as the front of the LP. I made the painting, useing several different graphical methods. I will no try to explain the meaning behind the painting. I see now, It has to much of a meaning.
The end is very near!