Incomprehensible Finnish punk rock courtesy of Bill Drummond and Mark Manning
Year of Release: 1997
You might remember that some time ago, I talked about Bill Drummond and Mark Manning (aka Zodiac Mindwarp) and their peculiar mission to create a series of fictional Finnish bands whose singles they could release in quantities of 500 copies each. From ambient brilliance to garage rock to techno stupidity, the singles were varied in style and tone. Ultimately though, I doubt anyone was quite prepared for the non-existent Finnish punk band The Fuckers. Drummond writes in his excellent tome "45":
"They are the only Lapp punk band in the world. They have been together for over ten years, no line-up changes, thousands of gigs, no success and no selling out. They always get drunk before they go on stage. Once on stage they fall over, break strings, get in fights with each other or members of the audience. The night always ends with them being ripped off by the promoter. They hate everyone and everything, but especially Helsinki. To them, Helsinki is full of soft, southern, disco-loving, homosexual, rich, arty wankers, and full of girls they want to shag but never can, things they want to own but never will. The Fuckers are the eternal dispossessed outsiders, failures and fuck-ups. All of their own doing, though of course they'll never see it that way. As far as I'm concerned, The Fuckers are the greatest band in the world".