The Good the Bad and the Zugly (or GBZ) is probably Norway's best kept punk rock secret. Truly the bastard child of the Oslo’s nineties punk scene, these young rebels from Hadeland carry the torch of Turbonegro, Gluecifer and Anal Babes and remind us of a time when punk rock was a promise of infantile nihilism and pure vicious fun!
The Norwegians are set to return with their third album in 2018, three years following the release of their second album “Hadeland Hardcore” and just one year after the release of their compilation album “The Worst Four Years”.
Titled “Misanthropical House”, this new album was recorded by the band at Toproom studio and mixed and produced by Anders Nordengen at Nabolaget, Oslo and offers another slab of a boisterous yet joyous punk rock sound that falls somewhere between Turbonegro and Fucked Up.
The band offers a little introduction to the album:
"Misanthropical House is a very emotional album. It reflects the Norwegian way of life and hodgepodge of values we share, most often taking the form of complaining and whining. GBZ want whining back in punk! You see, there's no end to the bodily decay we're facing as the band members are approaching middle age: Haemorrhoids, fungus, obesity, hair loss, moderate depressions and hangovers of course. What else can you expect?
As if this wasn't enough, Little Steven, who accidently stumbled across the band playing at their local bar, Last Train, declared: "It's the worst band I've seen in Norway! No doubt! Probably the worst band in the world!" But GBZ smile nevertheless. A fake smile of course. But that's how the conservatives won the election in Norway, so no doubt, this will be a success! There is a lot of money and a lot of friends in fake smiles."