Awara / The Ex – Gramschap Records – 1984

Awara – Love / The Hour Of Battle

The Ex – Enough Is Enough

The most inspiring band from the Netherlands, The Ex, bringing along Awara to the party. Awara were a Iraqi / Kurdistan outfit that had escaped the clutches of the then favoured dictator of the U.S. and Europe, Saddam Hussein. Mr Hussein ended up slightly less favoured by the ‘super powers’ a couple of decades down the line.  

This 7″ single is packed up with literature as you would expect from a release featuring The Ex. Unfortunately the most interesting looking fold out poster is all written in Dutch and Kurdish. I do know from the English translation that the track ‘The Hour Of The Battle’ is a cry for Kurdish independence in the region.

  1. p@ndora
    April 5, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    If you upload the scan of the poster, I can translate the Dutch for you.

    Thanks for all the great uploads recently!

  2. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    April 5, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    It is an A2 poster, too big to scan on my home equipment…thanks for the offer Pandora. Hope to meet up with you at Current 93 later on in the month if I am allowed out!

  3. p@ndora
    April 6, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    That will be a tad difficult, as I haven’t heard of any Current 93 shows in Cambodia, where I’m residing since a couple of years…

    Just take a picture with a rehular camera, if it’s not too blurry I may be able to work some of it out!

  4. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    April 7, 2008 at 1:31 am

    Soz Pandora…there is a Pandora in Brighton who will be going to Current 93…all the best in Cambodia, interesting place to be living. I am jealous!

  5. p@ndora
    April 7, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    LOL! How’s that for coicidence!

  6. p@ndora
    April 7, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    And congrats to you and the missus on the birth of your boy!

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