ABADDON - Wet Za Wet LP
The original release was the result of international DIY efforts avoiding the narrow-mindedness of the Iron Curtain. It also brought together two of the strongest scenes of the Eastern Bloc – Polish and Yugoslavian. All of the recordings were done in Borut Cine Studio, in Ljubljana, during Abaddon’s tour of Yugoslavia. Invited by Peter Barbaric, they also played a couple of shows with bands like Pankrti or U.B.R. The “Wet za wet” LP was then released by New Wave Records from France. Because of this, and also thanks to worldwide tape-traders and the band’s appearances on comp. tapes like “Noise Behind the Iron Dustbin” or “Cultural Compost Pit”, as well as a bootleg split-tape with Rejestracja, they were quite well-known beyond their home country. In Poland, their regular performances at the Jarocin Festival and appearances on legendary compilations like “Fala” and “Jak punk to punk” established the band as one of the classics of the genre. The LP contains 8 fast, direct, and tight Hardcore Punk ragers and a great roots/dub song called “Ljubljana night.” Coming from their Polish/Eastern European perspective, the album’s lyrics and artwork expressed a protest against any form of authoritarian power – from the brutality of fascism during WWII and the 1981 revolts in Poland, to more current world problems of the time, like Apartheid in South Africa and the global arms race. In the context of Poland’s political climate in the 80s, their lyrics and music were seriously impressive. Mastering for the reissue was done from the original sources by Jarek Smok at Studio As One (Warsaw). The LP features a gatefold cover, an additional booklet with an exclusive interview with Tomasz Dorn, drummer of Abaddon and words from Patrice (New Wave Records) and plenty of rare photos (including the work of Michał Wasążnik – one of the best documenters of 80s punk in Poland). All of the lyrics and the interview come with English translations. One of the most classic releases of Polish Hardcore Punk available again on vinyl!
Recorded at Borut Cine Studio, Ljubljana in May 1985.
Remastered at Studio As One, Warszawa in 2012