Herpes is back: "Symptome und Beschwerden" ("Symptoms and Ailments") is the title of their second album.
The Herpes sound mixes bone dry Art School Punk (Devo, Gang of Four, early Mekons) with some mid-period Goldene Zitronen, refined here and there with clear Krautrock influences. Not the hippie-blues-rock Krautrock, of course, but rather the Neu! Krautrock. It's presented with such vehemence and naturalness, as if Herpes had never even heard a note from any of those bands (which may be the case – you'd have to ask). As if Suicide would cover Pere Ubu.
(Vinyl including Download Code)
Herpes - Symptome und Beschwerden (Album snippets) by Tapete Records
1. Das Allerletzte zuerst
2. Das Leben ist zu schnell
4. Das Karnickel im Hut
7. Neues England
8. Jugendliche Zeit