SCHEISSE MINNELLI - Sorry State Of Affairs

Destiny-159 CD / LP / DL

Release Date:  23rd of May 2014

File Under: Skatecore / Thrashpunk / H.C.

"This is a 12 track album of full speed ahead punk rock, with awesome riffs, pounding drums, and raw vocals that compliment the music perfectly.  There are no fillers on this album, and it’s impossible to pick a favourite track because they’re all so damn good – these short fast songs are so cool that you can’t help but jump around the room as you listen to them!! ... these guys have created an incredible album. Hardcore as fuck !!" Rich Dodgin in All About Rock Webzine / UK







Lost in Translation 2:55

Looking Glass 2:40

Bad Luck 3:19

Cafe Fix 2:24

Room of Doom 2:25

In the Ghetto 2:05

Bags of Danger 3:17

The Voices (formerly self medicated) 3:32

Wasted Talent 2:51

Memory Lane 2:07

Mal Pais 2:38

Cycle of Abuse 2:43


Fourth full length Album by the infernal Bavaria/California Skatepunk collaboration featuring Enfant Terrible Samuel L - a dozen hi-octane skatecore tracks, following their full speed ahead Hardcore/Thrashpunk mission again (after a mini-LP intermezzo with acoustic songs).

The 4 skate-aholics had another line-up change during 2012, which resulted in Mickey Porter finding himself on position guitar... Mickey is a veteran of the Northern California / Oakland / Bay Area Punk- and H.C.-Scene and played in countless bands and toured countless countries.

Soon after he had joined Scheisse Minnelli started writing tons of new songs again... 12 of those can be heard here, other releases will follow soon... These here have a certain concept and subject, dealing with Ex-Californian Sam L being a crazy alien in Germany and also reporting about the (frightening) memories of his native country... "Sorry State Of Affairs" is not really a concept album, but the divide "Hessian Nightmares" / side A  and  "California Dreams" / side B , which is a slightly sarcastic use of the word "dream", gives a little sample what this record is all about.

The album was recorded live with the band in one little room, no headphones, no overdubs, all amps full blast.

Oldschool Thrashpunk/Skatecore in the paths of  RKL, Verbal Abuse, Poison Idea ... big sound!! Produced by Archi Alert.


Singer Sam about "Sorry State...":

"Having Mikey on board just took everything to a new level. Cause Mikey and I grew up in the Cali-Punk scene starting in the 80s. Mikey earlier than me cause his older brother was bass-player for DRI ... his guitar style mixed with the tight rhythm of Dash and Dudel was all we needed for new killer songs. We all wrote together. It is truely a big mix of riffs and ideas from all four of us....listen to the three others recording it live all in one little room ... with amps and drums in the same room, no headphones, I was blown away....Fuck! They killed it!"


DJs Choice:

Lost in Translation, The Vocies, Bags of Danger, Looking Glass


Line Up:

Sam McGuire- Vocs

Mikey Porter - Git.

Dash - Bass

Dudel - Drums


Short History:
After backpacking around Europe and the Middle East Mr. Samuel el Actione decided to set roots in Germany. The idea of playing the Califonia punk he grew up with here in Europe enthralled him on a daily basis. He gathered two German and one Californian punkers and hung out at the now legendary "Shit House" in a small bavarian village. They had no heat, no hot water and shared the house with a bunch of drunken construction workers from Eastern Europe. This house became later the place of the infamous Shit House Wrecking Party (the night when Scheisse Minnelli fled to Aschaffenburg to escape from the village-police). Scheisse Minnelli would soon do their first tour through Holland and Belgium which ended with an opening slot for Poison Idea at the now legendary Lintfabriek.
Since these good old times about 500 gigs all over Europe, Mexico and the USA, three line-up changes and soon a tour in south-eastern asia...