Wednesday, 26 November 2008

KORO - SPEED KILLS LP, CLEAR BLUE



Ah Koro what a wonderful band and for the most and only for those "in the know" hardcore geeks! Koro release a legendary ep that is as rare as hens teeth and probably about a million times more expensive. Luckily Sorry State records released this ep for all of us that are feeling the credit crunch and it can be seen in previous posts within this blog. This LP contains 11 songs and while some of them are re-recorded versions of songs from the EP, the new ones find the band bringing even more complexity to their songwriting, even breaking the one-minute barrier on a few tracks. This LP is also exquisitely packaged with lyrics to all the tracks and a lengthy interview with Koro guitarist Carl Snow. And it comes in this second press format as a limited out of 200 clear blue. I'm so happy that this gem has been released and urge all of you hardcore purists to track what is essentially an unreleased till now record by a classic band.

4 comments:

Tom said...

This is such a great record. Not just for the music but for the fact that the label got the band involved with the interview. I was really disappointed with the Deep Wound reissue on Damaged Goods because I was expecting some cool old photos or interviews but there was nothing. They could have done so much more with that record. Good on Sorry State for doing this.

Lins87 said...

Totally agree 100% with your comment. I to was sorely disappointed with the Deep Wound release especially the cover which I thought looked amateurish. Anyway check back soon for the 1st press and test press of this record!

Mike said...

Okay, I'd never heard this band before, but after seeing you post about them a couple of times, I downloaded the 700 Club EP...very cool. Thanks for introducing me to them.

Lins87 said...

awesome...I'm happy that you dig em. You can still get the koro 700 club reissue on ebay on colour for low prices.