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 fifteenth Sheep Records release was the debut 7" single by Swiss Glam-Punk band Gutter Queens. The single was released in October 2000 and it was limited to 300 copies on purple vinyl and 200 copies on black vinyl, for a total of 500 copies.
Here's the track list and the credits:
01. Teenage Wasteland (3:12)
02. Get Glamed With Rock'n'Roll (3:42)
Produced by the Gutter Queens and Voco Fauxpass.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Voco Fauxpass in August 2000 at the Artag Studio in Zürich.
This record was made possible by: Popkredit der Stadt Zürich, Kanton and Stadt Schaffhausen, Voco Fauxpass, Linda Bertin (backing vocals on "Get Glamed With Rock'n'Roll"), Dieter Enz of Comet Photoshopping, Chris and Egi.
Special thanks to: Gavin Maitland, Beppe Lanna (we love Italy!), Riemä, Haus Bill, Aeronauten and Ray Wilco (for their vans), Heiri Dürst.
Both tracks were remastered in October 2014 and are available in FLAC lossless format or high-quality 320 Kbps MP3 files; both formats include scans of the complete original artwork.
Please have a look at the comments for the download links.
«The Gutter Queens call themselves Rock Sluts and are probably the most exciting and spectacular band to come out of Switzerland. They're ready to conquer the world with lots of charme, make-up, high heels, feather boas, glitz and glamour, and are the "new Definition of Glam Rock". With a sound reminding of the good old days when Rock'n'Roll was a lifestyle, they create a fresh, high energetic and unique mix of 70s Glam, 80s Sleaze and a delightful scent of Punk-Rock. Live they're a sight to see and outrage on stage. A wild show topped with glamtastic outfits, in-your-face attitude and an untamed Rock'n'Roll. Sometimes they get compared to bands like the Stooges, Hanoi Rocks, Cramps and of course the New York Dolls, which certainly had an impact on their attitude and music. Furthermore they count Mötley Crüe, Turbonegro and Guns N' Roses to their influences. Originally founded in Spring 1992 in Schaffhausen, they're now based in Zürich.»
Gutter Queens, a picture taken from the sessions for the Sheep Records 7" cover, 2000
The following clips offer a preview of the remastered single, enjoy "Get Glamed With Rock'n'Roll" and the original video of "Teenage Wasteland"!
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