Kleenex / LiliPut - First Songs / Mississippi Records

Kleenex / LiliPut - First Songs / Mississippi Records


Legendary Swiss punk band from the late 70s.

“You can’t dispute Liliput’s status as pioneers of feminist art-punk. Along with fellow travelers like the Slits and the Raincoats, this (mostly) female Swiss group took advantage of punk’s anything goes attitude and created jittery, spirited pop that was both in step with the times and completely singular. The early material is a riot of exuberant energy, taking stylistic cues from peers like Gang of Four and Wire — propulsive bass, skittering pop rhythms, slashing guitars — and adding distinctive overlapping vocal patterns, which are sung, shrieked, and hiccupped in three languages and made up dadaistic slang. More than 20 years on, it still sounds fresh.” – Lisa Gidley

First Songs is a 2LP gatefold release that combines all the pre-1982 material, all three Kleenex singles, the first two Liliput 7"s and all the originally unreleased material prior to Liliput’s debut LP.  Liner notes by Greil Marcus. If you already have the Misssippi 4LP set from a few years ago, you don’t need this unless you’re a completeist.

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