Sunday, October 16, 2016

Vopo's

Vopo's - Dead Entertainment - 1981
Vopo's - Conquer - 1983
Vopo's - The Price Of Being Young - 2005
Vopo's - Brand New - 2008
01. Vopo's - Dead Entertainment, 1981 Vinyl LP
     Redlux - Vopo 001
02. Vopo's - Conquer, 1983 Vinyl LP Album
     Solid Records, Solid Records - S002, SOLID 002
03. Vopo's - The Price Of Being Young, 2005 CD Album
     Berlin Wall Productions - none
04. Vopo's - Brand New, 2008 CD Album
     Berlin Wall Productions - none
In the glory days of prehistory (no youtube! no bandcamp! oh!), record reviews in fanzines & magazines were a great way to get introduced to new releases. So when I read a super negative review of Vopo's Conquer ("horrible racket from a bunch of punks") from a "journalist" openly fan of Bon Jovi, I knew this was a record for me, and hunted it down (merci Record Mail!). And I was right! I never ceased to worship Conquer for its amazingly catchy alliance of punk and heavy metal. Brilliant song writing, awesome riffs & choruses, excessively memorable headbanging! And unbeatable horrible artwork as any classic LP of the 80s should have. The monster is like the fusion of Tank, English Dogs, Warfare and The Exploited still totally relevant in 2016. Dead Entertainment is much less exciting, but its rerecorded songs on The Price Of Being Young are really great (the rerecorded songs of Conquer are totally amazing). Brand New is another demonstration in high energy punk rock and should not be bypassed. Too bad their reunion did not produce anything else. If you like Bat and The Blood, try Vopo's. Metalopunkizer triplazer forever thrasher!
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7 comments:

  1. I never hear this before.. I´m listening the albums now...Its great !

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  2. A.W.E.S.O.M.E.
    you're gonna miss me baby

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  3. Thank you! The perceived influences are spot on.-

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  4. l'argale du hautOctober 18, 2016 at 2:33 PM

    Arg ! les Vopo's....en 81 ou 82 quand les 1664 jouaient "you gonna miss me baby" dans mon petit bled ça pogotait sévère...J'ai trouvé le Conquer beaucoup plus tard, mais les 2 autres je ne connais pas. Merci donc.

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  5. hail Lord Zer-je te prends le CONQUER il a l'air bon!merci aussi pour le alfalfa des Hard-ons et effectivement le dernier Discharge est excellent ,merci encore pour toutes ces annees de service! un reup de pledge insanity des NEUROOT peut etre un jour peu avant 2505 ?

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    1. J'en doute, mais qui vivra verra, comme dit la truie.

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