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Kaaos - Punk Hardcore from Finland - Biography & Full Album Download MP3


Kaaos


Punk Hardcore Band from Finland


Kaaos was a hardcore punk band from Tampere, Finland. Formed in March 1980, they were one of the first hardcore punk bands in Finland to release a record (the first being Rattus, at a time an ordinary -77 style punk band), and though their lineup has changed frequently through the years, the band is somewhat active through the years. Only the band's guitarist Jakke (who later became the vocalist) remained as the original member and grew to become the center figure of Kaaos.

Jakke Hallikainen died on 29 November 2007. He apparently died of alcohol-related causes at the age of 42.Their music defined what HC punk means for Finns and their EP "Totaalinen Kaaos" released for Propaganda Records and the LP "Ristiinnaulittu Kaaos" on Barabbas Records were successful.

While their early songs became known to be focused on the local authorities (the police) they always criticized not only the government, but also how different beliefs and religions are used to justify war and the suffering war causes. They also sang about day to day violence they had to meet on the street as punks in their day and many other personal topics, yet keeping true to the anarcho punk view.

History

Pre-Kaaos

Jakke started out as a guitar player in a band called Porttikielto according to his own words back in 1978. They played a gig or two at the early Tampere punk club called "Safety pins", which was the place where more better known and legendary Tampere punk bands like Eppu Normaali, Sensuuri and Karanteeni started from. According to him "we would laugh at the hippies who tried to 'get with it' and we would keep the teddy boys away just by our numbers. No problem."Later on "older" punks from the band "Nivelreuma" asked him to join a new band called Amiraali Nelson, named after Admiral Nelson and the brand of beer named after him which was popular at the time. This band went on to record one song on a compilation album called Kolme vuotta myöhemmin ("Three years later") in 1980.

Early Kaaos

In early 1980 Jakke "threw out some of the older people" and renamed the band Kaaos ("Chaos"). The shift was to make sure that no new wave type of influences or people in the band would be allowed. Although Crass was already an influence, hardcore as such was not so at that point. However, the band started to play faster and more chaotic and adopted the studded leather jacket, spiky haired and mohawked image many would emulate later on quite quickly. At this time, this was unheard of even in the Finnish punk scene which was in the midst of evolving from "punk" into new wave into corporate "Finnish rock". This harsher sound and look was just not something anybody expected or wanted.

In the fall of 1981 the group recorded a split ep with Cadgers (who later evolved into Riistetyt). Their side of the EP, though re-presses might omit the name, is called "Kytät on natsisikoja" ("Cops are Nazi pigs") featuring the song of the same name, which has been a Finnish hardcore classic and a definitive song of the genre ever since. However, Jakke who is considered the legendary vocalist of the band does not sing on the song or on the recording. He will, however, play the guitar.

Kaaos in 1982

After many line up changes, which were to follow the band until the end, Kaaos released the EP "Totaalinen Kaaos" ("Total chaos") which is, by many, considered to be their finest release and, in the Finnish punk culture, is one of the most definitive records of the "82-hardcore" style of Finnish hardcore, named after the year this and some other classical Finnish hardcore punk records came out, all released by local independent labels. At this point, Kaaos also became to be known outside Finland mostly because of tape trading and for the fact that their releases were sold and traded abroad. However this did not help them back home. Gigs were scarce and their next release Valtio tuhoaa, ei rakenna ("The government destroys, does not build") was not released until the nineties.

Last years of the original Kaaos

In 1984 the band released their only real full-length album, Ristiinnaulittu Kaaos ("The crucified Chaos") and a split LP with Terveet Kädet, although Terveet Kädet later made a point about never wanting to play in Tampere because bands like Kaaos rejected their too "humorous" lyrics, preferring to sing more about topics related to anarchism. Since Terveet Kädet has played in Tampere later on, this feud might have been settled.

They also recorded their "last" EP, Nukke ("The doll"), which was released eight years later. At this point the sound of the band had perhaps evolved to a point that Jakke and the bass player Nappi formed the band Kuolleet Kukat which had a style more in the vein of Amebix and post punk. They released one ep and recorded one ep more, before also disbanding. Then re-surfacing in the nineties to record new material, then disbanding again. In the late nineties and early 2000 Jakke and Nappi also had a band called Positive/Negative which played more straight forward, crust influenced anarcho punk.

Last incarnation

In November 1999, Kaaos played a show in Lepakko, the former squat in Helsinki where they and many other legendary early hardcore had shared the stage in the early eighties. The gig was the very last gig before the building was demolished to make wave for an office building for Nokia. Even though the band shared the stage with such contemporaries as Riistetyt, Appendix and Terveet Kädet, the "original line up" did not manage to play pretty well and was considered a "novelty act" at best and a "disgrace" by those who saw them. Despite all this, the gig was a starting point of a revival of many old school Finnish hardcore bands, even to many who did not play there that night.

Kaaos came up with a new line up that after doing a split ep with Svart Aggression and some compilation tracks, put out the mini LP Ismit ("Isms"), which was a very mature release, delivering the Kaaos sound but not trying to update much to the "crustie" style they missed out on themselves but also helped to influence.

After playing and touring, this incarnation of Kaaos also deteriorated. The last gig Kaaos ever had was at the release party of the book "Parasta lapsille" ("The best for children") in October 2007 in Tavastia. This was again with the "original line up" that was not allowed to rehearse, so what was heard was mostly embarrassing. In the end of the show, Jakke also gave a long speech nobody could hear since he did not seem to realize the microphone was cut off. He died in his sleep a little over a month later.

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Band Members :   Timpa, Janne, Kalle Hyötynen, Purtsi, Pexte, Poko, Epe, Jakke, Sid Salminen, Jaska Ahonen, Vesku, Pena, Kake, Nappi, Jone Vaarala




- Biography -

12 albums

Kaaos - Ei Enää Kipua Ei Tuskaa

Ei Enää Kipua Ei Tuskaa

2019 - Finland
Hardcore, Punk
Vinyl LP16 Tracks
Fight Records


Kaaos - Totaalinen Kaaos

Totaalinen Kaaos

2003 - Finland
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl LP16 Tracks
Höhnie Records


Kaaos - Totaalinen Kaaos / Isoveli Valvoo

Totaalinen Kaaos / Isoveli Valvoo

2003 - Finland
Punk, Hardcore
CD Album Compilation16 Tracks
Propaganda


Kaaos - Ismit

Ismit

2001 - Finland
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl 10"8 Tracks
Fight Records


Kaaos - Kaaos / Svart Aggression

Kaaos / Svart Aggression

2000 - Finland
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl 7"6 Tracks
Fight Records


Kaaos - Valtio Tuhoaa Ei Rakenna

Valtio Tuhoaa Ei Rakenna

1996 - Finland
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl 7"8 Tracks
Fight Records


Kaaos - Total Chaos

Total Chaos

1994 - Finland
Punk, Hardcore
CD Album Compilation43 Tracks
Lost And Found Records


Kaaos - Nukke EP

Nukke EP

1993 - Finland
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl 7"8 Tracks
Fight Records


Kaaos - So Much Fun

So Much Fun

1984 - Finland
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl LP14 Tracks
Weird System


Kaaos - Ristiinnaulittu Kaaos

Ristiinnaulittu Kaaos

1984 - Finland
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl LP12 Tracks
Barabbas Records


Kaaos - Totaalinen Kaaos EP

Totaalinen Kaaos EP

1982 - Finland
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl 7"9 Tracks
Propaganda Records


Kaaos - Kytät On Natsisikoja / Kaaosta Tää Maa Kaipaa

Kytät On Natsisikoja / Kaaosta Tää Maa Kaipaa

1981 - Finland
Punk
Vinyl 7"10 Tracks
P. Tuotanto




- Videos Kaaos -

53 Videos

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Kaaos-Mellakka
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06 - Syntynyt häviään
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Kaaos / Terveet Kädet - So Much Fun
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1984 - Ristiinnaulittu Kaaos (FULL ALBUM)
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Nukke EP
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Ei enää kipua (hardcore punk Finland)
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Vaihtoehto.wmv
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Kaaos - Ismit 10´
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Nukke EP
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Pysähdy maailma
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Studio Playback (1984) (Finland)
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VAIHTOEHTO
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Demo 81
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Lempaara (1982) (Finland)
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04 - Syytön sivustakatsoja
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Et Sä Voi Olla Vapaa
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Kuka Kuolee Kenen Puolesta
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MUOTINATSIT
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Rehearsal 1984 (hardcore punk Finland)
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Lempaala, Finland - 1982
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Ismit (hardcore punk Finland)
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Mellakka / Natsit Ja Kommunistit
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Nukke
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05 - Itsemurha
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Mellakka
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