RATTUS "Rattus" CD
RATTUS "Rattus" CD
Reissue of the crushing 1984 album! Finnish hardcore punk at it's best!
CD in jewel case packaging.
Formed in 1978, the RATTUS, is recognized as one of the finest icons of Finnish punk - along with Kaaos and Terveet Kädet - brought a particular and special renown to the sub-genre. Recorded in December 1983 (later released in 1984), Rattus "self-titled" with the band's own name was originally released in the US and UK by legendary record label Ratcage Records (responsible for introducing names like the Beastie Boys and Agnostic Front to the World).
This has greatly helped Finnish punk rock's still small setting for underground cult status around the world, gaining the attention of artists like Pushead (who designed the cover of their next album) or the punk rock bible, Maximum Rock 'n 'Roll magazine.
This album consists of 18 tracks in total, containing older rewritten sounds, along with a bunch of newly conceived violent outbursts, all in their Finnish mother tongue. In celebration of this great reissue, the album has been completely remastered, and also has a poster format containing all the lyrics, photos and posters of shows of the time.
1 Keppiä Ronaldille (Stick To Ronald)
2 Sodan Tragedia (The Tragedy Of War)
3 Miks Halvat Tapella (Why Do You Want To Fight)
4 Eläinraadot Hintana (Animal Corpses As A Price)
5 Viinaa Suon Issa, Kusta Päässä (Booze In Veins, Piss In Head)
6 Elämä Jatkuu Kuin Ennenkin (And Life Goes On As Before)
7 Maailma Ilman Vihaa (A World Without Hate)
8 Medley: Käskynhalu, Vallanhimo (The Want Of Leadership, The Lust For Power) / Keskitysleirin Unelma (The Concentration Camp Dream) / Ihmiset On Sairaita (People Are Sick)
9 Sotahullat (War Mads)
10 Päivä Kerrallaan (One Day At A Time)
11 Räjoitettu Ydinsota (Limited Nuclear War)
12 Järjetontä Vihaa (Senseless Hate)
13 Rumia Ruumiita (Ugly Corpses)
14 Uskonto On Vaara (Religion Is A Danger)
15 Vapaaehtoinen Kuolema (Voluntary Death)
16 Kun Pommi On Pudotettu (When The Bomb Is Dropped)
17 Muotinatsit (The Fashionable Nazis)
18 WC Räjahtää 2 (The Lavatory Blows Up 2)