Fourth full length Album by this Bavaria/California Skate-Punk collaboration called Scheisse Minnelli - a dozen hi-octane Skate-core tracks. Here they are diving into their "full speed ahead" Hardcore-Thrash-Punk mission again. (After a mini-LP intermezzo with acoustic songs).
This crew of 4 Skate-a-holics had a line-up change in 2011, which resulted in Mickey Porter filling the position on guitar... Mickey is a veteran of the Northern California / Oakland / Bay Area Punk and HC 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, and other releases will follow soon... This album carries the concept and subject of Samuel El Action dealing with being a crazy alien in Germany and also reporting about the memories of his native country, the United States… "Sorry State Of Affairs" is not really a complex album, but it is divided into two parts: "Hessian Nightmares" / side A and "California Dreams" / side B , which is a slightly sarcastic use of the word "dream", it certainly gives us an idea of 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.
Produced by Archi Alert.
Singer Sam about "Sorry State Of Affairs":
"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, because his older brother was bass-player for DRI ... his guitar style mixed with the tight rhythm of Dash and Dudel and was all we needed to inspire new songs. We all wrote together. It is truly a big mix of riffs and ideas from all four of us....listening to the three of them, recording it "live" all in one little room ... with amps and drums in the same room, no headphones, … I was blown away!!!"