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Kids In Satanic Service
Label: One Way Street (Australia)
Catalogue No: (OWSLP02)
Format: CD (jewel case)
Released: July 1999
Price: $ 15.00
Wonderfools - Kids In Satanic Service
The Wonderfools evolved from the small village of Grua in Norway and burst onto the scene mid 1999 with this terrific slab of teen power. They since seem to have disappeared which is a great blow as this is a terrific record and the band obviously had the potential for greater heights.
Tracklisting: (42:04 m:s)
  1. Teenage Fartbomb (The Wonderfools) (3:45 m:s)
  2. Wimp City (The Wonderfools) (4:03 m:s)
  3. Night Of The Dateless Axeman (The Wonderfools) (2:50 m:s)
  4. Rock 'n' Roll Dropout (The Wonderfools) (4:19 m:s)
  5. Dogbreath Baby (The Wonderfools) (3:10 m:s)
  6. Gimme Gimme Mickey Juice (The Wonderfools) (2:38 m:s)
  7. The Story Of Mr. Brainache (The Wonderfools) (2:36 m:s)
  8. Battle Against Boredom (The Wonderfools) (4:24 m:s)
  9. Mad Motherfucker's Back In Town (The Wonderfools) (3:25 m:s)
  10. Sick Of Love (The Wonderfools) (3:36 m:s)
  11. Boregasm! (The Wonderfools) (2:18 m:s)
  12. Looking Out For Number One (The Wonderfools) (5:00 m:s)
Here's a review.
Have you had it with middle class white boys desperately trying to make out they're from South Central Los Angeles even though they're using gear Mum and Dad bought them? Are you sick of bands that think the expression "kick out the jams!" refers to a procedure in Home Economics class? And are you completely over hearing about someone's alleged sad-arsed childhood over and above the music they make?

Listen. The world is ready to rock again. No fog machines or drum solos but as an attitude, as a very physical oxygen requiring act. Norway's Wonderfools have answered that sacred call in a huge way. The teenaged band - Tomas (drums and vocals), Joakim (guitar), Zugly (bass) and Zito (guitar) worship as many times daily as possible at the church of Kiss, The Stooges and our own Hard-Ons. Two members of the band were literally in tears when they got to see the Hard-Ons play in Europe earlier this year. One of them even resigned after the incident saying he had nothing more to accomplish musically having experienced the band up front and personal.

Their Kids In Satanic Service album is the first full length release on Sydney's highly hip, One Way Street label. It follows the band's killer teaser EP, Kids In Satanic Service which was released in May and contained two numbers from the album.

Kids In Satanic Service was slammed together in the studio without months of preproduction, without two years worth of recording dumped because "the vibe" wasn't there and without hundreds of thousands of dollars of recording time down the drain because the engineer was getting it down on tape all wrong. For the Wonderfools the vibe is always there even before they near a recording studio or rehearsal room. They're a spit ball and a speed ball of energy concentrate who know a great pop hook when they get one caught between their teeth and know as only their teen testosterone will allow them how to render it.

Check the song titles: Teenage Fartbomb, Night of The Dateless Axeman, Dogbreath Baby and Gimme Gimme Mickey Juice. PC they ain't but be honest isn't it time someone wasn't? We're talking the loving racket of true completely misunderstanding and misunderstood youth here. It's a demographic that traditionally has made the very best rock 'n' roll and the Wonderfools are proudly upholding that fine lineage. It's a real punk rock article thing with no shorts and wallet chains. All those Southern Californian pop punk bands wouldn't understand.   Murray Engleheart August 1999