MONSTERS: You’re Class I’m Trash LP

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Tracklist
01. gimme germs
02. smell my tongue
03. carpool Lane
04. dead
05. stranger to me
06. blasphemy
07. yellow snow drink
08. electro bike asshole
09. get drunk on you
10. i love you
11. devil baby
12. my down is your up
13. dead (mortem batkovic)
69. gimme germs (live)
99. you’re class i’m trash

Nestled centrally within landlocked Switzerland is the quaint town of Bern, a place where world leaders regularly meet, 12th century medieval architecture gracefully intersects modern designs, and the location where Einstein’s Theory of Relativity was originated. Class is a term synonymous with this town given its historical and cultural heritage but in the case of the chainsaw-on-steel sound of legendary Bernese garage punks, The Monsters, class is an irrelevant term to them. Thanks to COVID-19, the touring life of this Bernese super trash machine was put on halt and they used their newfound time to write and record the apocalyptic, hi-speed-boogie-fuzz-garage-trash-rock-n-roll songs you have in your hands here. A new album wasn’t enough for the quartet during the year; they were also contracted by Swiss film composer Mario Batkovic to assist in the soundtrack composition of a small horror opera, which will soon be announced.

The Monsters formed in 1986 in Bern, Switzerland as an alternative to the popular music of the time (i.e. Disco, Pop, Top 40 Rock). Mixing rockabilly with punk rock and garage, their brand of Teenage Primitive Rock n’ Roll Chainsaw Massacre Garage Trash has kept them as an in demand punk rock band touring the world playing festivals and large halls as far east as Japan, south as Brazil, north as Scandinavia, and west as New York City.
And then 2020 hit, YAHOO!!! The world went into a complete lockdown and everyone’s plans changed! With no touring in the near future, the time was now to write a new album so the band dedicated two weeks to going to their practice space to write new music and another two weeks at Bern’s Shirt Off Studio to record. Voila! Here you have Rosemary’s Baby in your hand: 13 raw, loud, and splatter sounding tracks recorded live on the fly with no overdubs, vocals only. Lyrically, the album is a complete disaster with 120 words comprising the whole thing and hell, the words on this LP sometimes don’t make any sense! It’s actually complete rubbish with how they sing but we love it! We love it so much that we decided to release it and pull in two other established labels to release it alongside us!
Sounds of Subterrania are releasing a special knitted cover limited edition and Slovenly Records are releasing the LP with all songs sung in Schwitzerdütsch, the band’s native tongue and official language of Switzerland. Outside of a couple million people, no one else speaks, it’s not even a written language, you only speak it, and barely anyone can learn it without knowing a native speaker! Anyway, Slovenly Records loved that idea, so they’re going with it.
Cover Artwork by Jerry Haenggli a Bern Surrealist Painter .. Anyway, you’re in for a treat if you’re reading this, so here we go. Hold onto your ears and lock your daughters away, The Monsters are on the loos