Bitch Boys – “Continental” (1981)

bitchboyscontinentalBy 1981 Sweden’s Bitch Boys had moved away from punk and towards new wave, with Continental falling somewhere between new wave and post-punk.  I found this copy at Stockholm’s Trash Palace, and it was one of the records on my short list having become familiar with the band during our last visit to Sweden when I picked up a copy of H:son Produktion.

The Bitch Boys moved in a more synth-heavy direction with Continental, and it serves them well.  There are some Talking Heads elements here on songs like “Krieg,” while “Tango for Two” has some strong Iggy Pop vibes.  Joy Division; The Call; The Jam.  All the influences are here.  There wasn’t a ton that caught my attention, but there was still enough uniqueness to keep Continental interesting.

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