Wednesday, July 22, 2009


For the best spoof ever on early British punk, look no further than the impressively monikered Alberto Y Los Trios Paranoias, a comedy band from Manchester. Their Snuff Rock ep, released in the magical year of 1977 on the mighty Stiff Records, features some razorsharp parodies of the musical movement that shocked the nation at the time.

In Gobbing On Life - "living is a cliché, it´s all been done before..." - they do a nice take on Rotten and the Pistols, but it´s Kill, their hilarious take on the Damned, that steals the show. "I´m gonna cut me liver out and shove it in yer face..."

Alberto Y Los Trios Paranoias - Gobbing On Life
Alberto Y Los Trios Paranoias - Kill


Denier said...

I know Kill from the Stiff box set, but never realized it was a spoof, just thought it was another good punk song!

jonder said...

God bless the Albertos and all who sailed with them. According to the book No More Heroes, CP Lee (singer for the band) is now a lecturer in cultural studies at the University of Salford. Another bard of Salford! (That makes three, if you count Mark E. Smith.)

Ramone666 said...

& I´d certainly count mr. Smith.