Punk Rock Iceland

When you think of punk you probably don't immediately think of Iceland. There were several good punk bands from there and if you like The Fall or Killing Joke then you might like some of these bands. The Fraebbblarnir, Purrkur Pillnikk, Q4U and Utangardsmenn releases are especially worthwhile. Ego are also very good but not punk (at least not the LPs). The Rokk i Reykjavik compilation includes some excellent punk and postpunk tracks and is a good sampler of most all bands around at the time. Several CD releases are available from Bad Taste Records , including the Rokk i Reykjavik CD.

Note: The letter that looks like a P, as in Peyr, isn't really a P. Its more like a "Th" sound. Sometimes it will be written as Peyr, or Theyr.

 
Das Kapital                Lili Marlene LP (1984)
Ego                        Breyttir Timar LP (1982)
                           I Mynd LP (1982)
Fraebbblarnir              False Death +2 EP (1980)
                           Bjor EP (1980)
                           Viltu nammi vaena? LP (1979)
                           Viltu Bjor Vaena? CD [1.LP, demos, 1.7", live]
                           Poppthettar Melodiur i Rokkrettu Samhengi LP (1982)
Grylurnar                  Mavastellid CD (2002) [includes 1981 12" + 1983 LP]
Jonee Jonee                Blar Azzurro 7" EP (1984)
Kukl                       The Eye LP (1984)
Megas & Spilverk Pjodanna  A Bleikum Nattkjolum LP (1977)
Bubbi Morthens             Isbjarnarblus LP (1980)
Outsiders                  s/t 12" (1981) [a song from it is on Powerpearls #7]
Purrkur Pillnikk           Tilf EP (1981)
                           No Time To Think EP (1981)
                           Ekki En (Not Yet) LP (1981)
                           Googooplex 2LP (1982)
                           Maskinan LP (1982)
                           I Augum Uti 2CD (2002) 
                             [all recordings except Ekki En LP]
Q4U                        Q2 CD [1980-83 recordings]
S.H. Draumur               Bensin Skrimslid Skridur 10" (1985)
Tappi Tikarras             Bitid fast i vitid 12" EP (1982)
                           Miranda LP (1983)
Tappi Tikarras/Kukl        tracks from compilations, Iceland radio, demo
Theyr [Peyr]               Life Transmission/Heima er best 7"
                           Lunaire EP (1982)
                           The Fourth Reich 12" EP (1982)
                           Mjotvidur Maer LP (1981)
                           As Above LP (1982)
                           Mjotvidur Til Fota CD (2001) [tracks from LP + 10"]
                           with Jaz Colemon (3 tracks)
Thorlakur Kristinson       The Boys From Chicago LP (1983)
Utangardsmenn              Geislavirkir LP (1980)
                           s/t CD [recorded live Stockholm, 1981]
Vonbrigdi                  Bornin Pin +3 EP (1980)
                           Kakofonia LP (1982)

COMPILATIONS

Geyser LP (1987, most of the recordings date from several years earlier) 
  [Kukl / Bubbi & Das Kapital / Theyr / Megas & Ikarus / HOH / Sveinbjorn 
   Beinteinsson / Jonee Jonee / Purrkur Pillnikk / Stanya / Mickey Dean & The 
   Wonderfoolz / Vonbrigdi]
Naelur CD (release date unknown, the recordings are from 1980-83) 
  [Ego / Theyr / Fraebbblarnir / Utangardsmenn / Spilafifl / Tappi Tikarrass / 
   Bubbi Morthens / Thursaflokkurinn / Baraflokkurinn / Vonbrigdi / Grylurnar /
   Q4U]
Northern Lights Playhouse LP (1981, recordings are from 1980-81) 
  [Peyr / Utangardsmenn / Taugadeildin / Purrkur Pillnikk / Fraebbblarnir / 
   Megas]
Rokk i Reykjavik 2LP/CD (1981-82 live recordings) (orig. release 1982, CD 1993) 
  [Vonbrigdi / Ego / Fraebbblarnir / Purrkur Pillnikk / Theyr / Q4U / Bodies / 
   Tappi Tikarrass / Baraflokkurinn / Spilafifl / Thursaflokkurinn / Fridryk /
   Start / Grylurnar / Mogo Homo / Jonee Jonee / Sjalfsfroun / Bruni BB / 
   Sveinbjorn Beinteinsson]
Snarl II CS (1987) 
  [Sogblettir / E-X / 16 Eyrnahlifabudir / Daisy Hill Puppy Farm / Yesminis 
   Pestis / Othekkt Andlit / Muzzolini / Sykurmolarnir / Blatt Afram / Bleiko 
   Bastarnir / Qtzji Qtjzi Qtzji / Balli & Blomalfarnir / Gult Ad Innan / Mosi 
   Fraendi / S.H. Draumur]
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