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Mortimer General Idi Amin Dada
  • General Idi Amin Dada (7")-1
    7" MR 7209

In 1977 the new scene in Barcelona was basicly formed by just four bands: La Banda Trapera del Rio, Basura, Peligro, and Mortimer. Times were tough then, and only "la Trapera" made it. All the others disbanded in barely a year without putting out any full length. This was the case with MORTIMER, and this single here is the only legacy they left behind: a 7" slice with two cuts, an "ode" to infamous Uganda´s cannibal dictator Idi Amin Dada, and a song of everyday´s boredom on the flipside. Clearly not punk (music wise), MORTIMER were more a straight rock band, not too far away from mid 70s British pub-rock bands but with a hard rock edge. Pure "rock de barrio" from the filthy (then) streets of Barcelona worst districts. The reason why they were included in the punk-pack was both because of a marketing strategy of their label Belter, but also because in those wild days (Franco had died only two years before) their attitude and stage energy was considered dangerous, rebellious, and antisocial. A very rare single (collectors pay good money for it). Our reissue mastered from the original tapes and with the original artwork.