Sunday, July 05, 2009

The Creeps - Enjoy The Creeps [1986]

The Creeps

Enjoy The Creeps

Label: Penguin
Catalog#: 30025
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: Greece
Released: 1987
Genre: Rock
Style: Garage Rock

Credits: Artwork By - Jan Hesseldhal , Robert Jelinek
Bass, Vocals - Anders Johansson (8)
Drums [Tamburine], Percussion [Marraccas] - Patrick Olsson
Lead Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica - Robert Jelinek
Organ [Farfisa], Vocals - Hans Ingemansson (2)
Photography - Jonnie Elovsson
Piano - Jonas Hellborg
Producer - Creeps, The , Lave Lindholm , Stry Terrarie
Notes: Greek Edition. []
A1 - Down at the Nightclub
A2 - Ain't No Square
A3 - Come Back, Baby
A4 - Rattlesnake Shake
A5 - City of People
A6 - Just What I Need
B1 - The Creep
B2 - Darling
B3 - Hi, Hi, Pretty Girl
B4 - Maintaining My Cool
B5 - I'm a Rolling Stone
B6 - She's Gone
Mp3 @ 320 & scans
Enjoy The Creeps

Ever since the release of the 1972 Nuggets: Original Artyfacts comp there have been bands like the Creeps, and most likely there always will be. The Swedish retro act aims squarely at mid-'60s garage rock, aping the bands that aped the Yardbirds, but thanks to inspired playing and inventive arrangements, they succeed in adding to the tradition rather than just running in place. Recorded with period-appropriate atmosphere (i.e. a thick, dirty echo), the Creeps bang out nine originals that channel the Animals and Them, delivered with power and precision. "Down at the Nightclub" leads off Enjoy the Creeps with a stiff swing and a booze-positive philosophy, then breaks down with a jazzy piano coda. Other highlights include the lascivious "Hi, Hi, Pretty Girl," the Farfisa-driven instrumental "Rattlesnake Shake," and the frantic drum rolls and fuzz solo on "Ain't No Square." A medley of Sonics covers ("Maintaining My Cool" and "I'm A Rolling Stone") is reverent and energetic, but won't change anyone's mind about the wild, rambunctious Northwest originals. In fact, the only thing missing on Enjoy the Creeps is a sense of true abandon, that apocalyptic spark that makes the most primitive, boneheaded garage bands like the Count Five or the Seeds so eternal. The Creeps are musicians, not punks, and while there's no lack of get-down vitality to their sound, they won't take the listener anywhere except the dancefloor. However, their pugnacious take of the obscure, middle-finger anthem "City of People" seethes with defiance ("Baby don't you mess with me/Cuz you know you could never bring me down/Hey Hey Hey!"), equaling the sneer of the original 1966 Illusions single, and nearly matching Fireworks' vicious 1995 rewrite as "City of Assholes." Garage rock revivalists will find lots to move to on Enjoy the Creeps, but the band didn't stay tied down to their nostalgic muse for long. The Creeps modified their sound in later years, taking on more modern elements with soul/funk textures that earned them a Swedish Grammy, and a big hit in their homeland with "Ooh, I Like It" in 1990. ~ Fred Beldin, All Music Guide

Οι Σουηδοί αφήνουν το στίγμα τους στα Ελληνικά μπαρ και κλαμπ, χε χε... Αγαπημένο άλμπουμ, χρόνια έπαιζε στα πλατό μας, πολυακουσμένο και πολυχορεμένο.
Ότι καλύτερο μας άφησαν παρακαταθήκη, βέβαια αυτοί μετά γνώρισαν την επιτυχία, μη μασάτε όμως, αυτό είναι που πρέπει να έχετε από τους Creeps...
Ρουφιέται σαν σφηνάκι ...


  1. Τους έχω δει Live στην Ιταλία , στο Qu Bo club , Bologna . 1987 . Δε θυμάμαι σχεδόν τίποτα απ' το λιώμα . Χάσιμο !!!

  2. Εγώ έχω να πω άλλο ένα ΜΠΡΑΒΟ στο Θείο για το υπέροχο αυτό album!!!

  3. Και να ποσθέσω πως είμαι σίγουρος πλέον, ότι το αγαπημένο Club του Θείου (ίσως και του Κώστα) ήταν το BOOZE... γύρω στα 1990 ε?

  4. Μπορεί και να ήταν , αν είμουν στην Αθήνα τότε.Γεννημένος και μεγαλωμένος στην επαρχία - Κεφαλονιά - και λόγω δουλειάς , η Αθήνα φαντάζει μακρινός προορισμός για μένα... Ευχαριστώ για τα καλά σου λόγια.
    "Τα πλατό μας" εννοούσα εμένα και του Κώστα , όχι βέβαια ότι όπου δούλευα δεν έπαιζαν οι creeps και πολλοί άλλοι , απεναντίας , αλλά αυτό γινόταν από τα bars ανά την Ελλάδα πιστεύω...τουλάχιστον σε όσα σέβονταν τους εαυτούς τους , και τους πελάτες τους ενίοτε...

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