Sheep Records was a Swiss underground label specialized in Garage-Rock, Surf, Lounge and other Rock'n'Roll oddities. Run by Christian Müller from Zürich, along with friends Andi Frick and Andreas Egi, it was active from 1996 to 2004 and published about 30 releases, mostly on 7" vinyl singles.
In october 2006, after about two years of hiatus, all the contents of the now defunct Sheep Records website were deleted from the Internet, and replaced with a blank page announcing that "Der Kebab ist gegessen" ("The kebab is eaten"), a last goodbye and a reference to the label's cataloguing system that included the prefix "kebab" for vinyl releases and "gigot" for CD releases.
The first Sheep Records release was a split 7" single, limited to 600 copies on green vinyl, featuring the Swiss bands Lombego Surfers on Side A and The Feebles on Side B.
"Wig Out" by Lombego Surfers has a primitive and gloomy feeling, the track has no lyrics but the title is repeated ad libitum through the song alternating with guitar solos.
"Hit the Road" by The Feebles shows a rockier approach that is more structured - but also more reassuring - than the one expressed by The Lombegos.
Here's the track list for this 7" single:
01. LOMBEGO SURFERS - Wig Out (2:43)
02. THE FEEBLES - Hit the Road (2:45)
Both tracks were remastered from vinyl in February 2012 and are available in FLAC lossless format or high-quality 320 Kbps MP3 files, both formats include scans of the original item in PDF format. Please have a look at the comments for the download links.
Here'a short bio of Lombego Surfers sourced from the Internet...
"The Lombego Surfers are not some tanned sunny boys from California but rather the hardest working Voodoo rock punkers with the coolest guitar riffs since the Stooges. The three rock’n’roll pagans from Boston and Basel don’t give a hoot about trends: the rock’n’roll road is straight on, the clubs on the way are old pals where a cold beer is always waiting and the last man standing puts the bones away. That’s the Lombego Surfers’s way. Right now they are on the road with their highly recommended new album Still Got The Night in their duffel bag."
"Just as the puppets in Peter Jackson's adult "Muppet Show", The Feebles are the craziest bunch of individuals of all kind in Switzerlands psychedelic garage rock scene. Influenced by the 80's garage rock, 70's punk rock and the 60's psychedelic mind-twister's beat, the Feebles found their own way to transmit the powers of playing life: "It's fun, feeblish and it sounds cool"."
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