Monday, October 12, 2009

De Kift on Mississippi Records

Dear Mississippi Records,
How do you do it? Where do you come up with these amazing reissues? How did you find out about this band from De Kift the Netherlands from the late 80's? Did you used to listen to them? Are you just making up band names and typing them into myspace?
You're like my friend Jay, when we first started skating in high school, he would bring over tapes of the coolest music; Dead Kennedys, Dead Milkmen, the Gorilla Biscuits, 7 Seconds. He was the best, I couldn't keep up with his cassettes, every time we hung out was a music education, while we wiped out on the launch ramp.
Even now you're still that older brother who knows about really amazing music you never heard of, that influenced all the crap you're listening to lately...even if you look them up now, and they don't sound anything like they used to (Franz Ferdinand covers De Kift?). But I'm not going to question you, I know you know what you're talking about, plus you're just a nice guy, you're coming from a good place and are just selling things at cost to you, I appreciate it. It's really altruistic, sharing your music knowledge, Mississippi Records.
Maybe you're like Jack Black in High Fidelity and I'm the guy that wants to buy 'I just called to say I love you', but you don't laugh at me or tell me to leave, you just calmly release another record of things I've never heard of.
Thanks for not kicking me out of the store.
But please... are you scared of the mailorder business? Do you want to send me on an internet scavenger hunt like a sorority girl? Is that part of it? You have to be a little mysterious, so I want to hang out even more?

That's pretty sneaky Mississippi, but it makes me sad we can't be closer.

This ebay listing has all the tracks to preview which was very nice.

Get it from Fusetron:

*Artist: DE KIFT
Title: De Kift
Format: 7"
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Spunky 1988 release. A fairly unknown predecessor to their debut LP Yverzucht. Impossible to find and never reissued. Three songs of driving rhythms and volatile speech. Another testament to the uniquely prolific 80s Dutch punk scene." Awesome tri-fold, heavy cardstock sleeve with Dutch/English lyrics. -Mississippi

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