The Ex Vinyl, CD & tapes by The Ex at Norman Records
One of the nicest bands to have ever walked the earth, The Ex have been walking for a very long time. They formed in 1979 and with a couple band member changes, never really stopped. Usually called something like "anarcho-punk", though it's probably ...read more »
One of the nicest bands to have ever walked the earth, The Ex have been walking for a very long time. They formed in 1979 and with a couple band member changes, never really stopped. Usually called something like "anarcho-punk", though it's probably more useful to think of them as a punky post-punk band with a particularly good ethos.
Similar to The Ex:
The Fall, Wipers, Mission Of Burma, Unwound, Shellac, Big Black, The Jesus Lizard, Pere Ubu, Swell Maps, Brainiac, Oneida, Six Finger Satellite
The Ex have made about a billion albums starting in 1979 and still going strong. On each album they start with a blank canvas so you are never sure what you are going to get. This time it seems that that have created a trance-like opus that has been influenced by trips to Africa creating an infectious groove laden sound.
- CD (EX147D)
- In stock and ready to ship
- Last copy
What a wonderful band The Ex are. Here is the latest single from the long-running Dutch band, from their album Catch My Shoe. The Ex really specialise in rhythm: not only from brilliant drummer Kat, but also from all three guitarists. I can never stop myself moving when I listen to The Ex, and this 7” provides a good quick blast of their vital sound.
Joy! That’s what spreads all around when Terrie Ex starts flailing on his guitar, grinning like mad (except when holding a drumstick in his teeth). He and reeds-player Ab Baars have recorded as a duo but not for years, so Shifting Sands is a treat to hear. High-level, highly entertaining improvisation from some quality Dutchmen. On Terp.
Riffs and rhythm in this infectious collaboration between The Ex and Fendika. Hailing from Ethiopia, Fendika use traditional instruments such as the one-string masinko and kobero drums to usher in a groovy vibe to The Ex’s trademark guitar chugs. It’s riotous good fun. Out on vinyl 7” from Ex Records.
Legendary Dutch punkers/rockers The Ex have played quite a few shows at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam. Over the 24 years the band has existed, the venue was a recurrent theme. Recordings from these shows are now finally released on a double CD, providing an anthology of the band’s history and musical changes.
Dj Rupture/Andy Moor (The Ex)