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goobster  ·  68 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 400th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

I'm still grooving on the George Clinton album this thread introduced me to last week ("How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent?"), and Prince's role in it. ("Paradigm" and "Bounce To This" are standout tracks.)

And Kat Wright has made it into all my playlists. She's wonderful.

But in my shop the other day, Spotify noticed I had a lot of Hungarian bands in my playlist (from when I lived there), and reminded me of how goddamn fantastic Tankcsapda is!! ("Tank Trap" in Hungarian, and pronounced 'TONK-chop-da')

Basically, the bass player (Laszlo, pronounced "LAHZ-lo") idolizes Lemmy of Motorhead, and made himself a Hungarian version of Motorhead. Over the years he has been the center of the band, and has had some players come and go (like Lemmy), but they have kept the essential power and pure rock-n-roll drive and ethos.

Here's a sample of some Tankcsapda for my fellow metalheads/motorheads/rock-n-rollers:

"Tourist in Heaven":

"I want nothing":

"Every Friday":

"This is the house":

This last one is particularly heart-tugging for Hungarians. Laszlo is the biggest rock star Hungary has (possibly), but he's humble. A chill dude. In this song he literally walks you through his house - "this is the place / the place where I live / it's not luxury / but it is comfortable and home" - and at the end of the song it gets quiet, chill, and ends with the lyric, "this is it. I live here".

Meaning his home. His country. His people. It's pretty touching, honestly.