ive been tossing the idea of trying to put this together for quite some time now, and finally decided to. there's *huge* holes here, mostly cause these records were near-impossible to get in the states in the 80s, and are even more so now. id have more catalogue #s, but i cant seem to find the inner sleeve for "those who do not", which had a catalogue printed on it... if youve got any of these albums, or any further info to add to this discography, feel free to email me! some of the albums listed alphabetically at the bottom of the page may have merely been distributed by gramm, not actual gramm releases - im looking to clear that up. also, im sure theres plenty of misspellings due to my us keyboards lack of special characters - let me know what they are, and ill correct them in html.

gramm records was started in around 1981, as an outlet for icelandic independant music. long story short, it eventually become smekkleysa/bad taste. more later. my interest in the label started with my introduction to icelandic punk in the form of kukl, via crass records, and then the inevitable links to current 93 (through höh, þeyr, psychic tv etc) and killing joke (through þeyr), and went from there...


cat. # (format) title track listing notes

gramm 01 (7") purrkurr pillnikk - tilf timinn [the time] / sloggur [slobbys] / læknir [doctor] / gledi [happiness] / andlit [face] / tilfinning [a feeling] / threita [tired] / grunsamlegt [suspicious] / ast [love] / john merrick einar örn (kukl, sugarcubes etc), bragi (kukl, sugarcubes...)

gramm 02 (7") þeyr - lunaire A: lunaire
B: the walk / positive affirmations
siggi (kukl, sugarcubes etc), godkrist (kukl, ptv etc)

gramm 03 (lp) purrkurr pillnikk - ekki enn A: [twixt] / [now] / ekki enn [not now] / [rage] / [peeper] / [the flight] / [vaterland]
B: [holy terror] / [what can i do] / [outlocked] / [exceptional product] / [anonymous] / [prime target] / [bad boy] / [still young but] / [dream] / [knockout]


gramm 04



gramm 05


gramm 06 (2x12") purrkurr pillnikk - googooplex A: fullkomnnun / ást no. 2 / vinir mínir
B: kassinn minn / svart|hvítt / uppgjör / mig langar
C: kúgun / ósigur / itesrof
D: augun úti / lík-ami / hambürger plaza


gramm 07



gramm 08



gramm 09 (7") purrkurr pillnikk - no time to think A: excuse me / surprise
B: googooplex / for viewing


gramm 10 (lp) purrkurr pillnikk - maskinan (live 8/3/81 - 28/8/82) A: tilfinning / lestin / i saw her / freyimdargretszchybusch / dr. livingstone / vid sem heima sitjum #45 / kassin / kassinn minu / john merrick
B: timinn / augun uti / googooplex / ord fyrir dauda


gramm 11



gramm 12



gramm 13



gramm 14



gramm 15


gramm 16 (lp) tappi tíkarrass - miranda A: miranda / skrið / kríó / íþróttir / tiet / lækning / drek-lek
B: beri-beri / tritibjörn / sokkor / með-tek / get ekki sofið / mýrinandar
björk's (kukl, sugarcubes, current 93, megas etc) band previous to kukl
gramm 17 (7") kukl - söngull A: söngull
B: pökn/ponk fyrir byrjendur [punk for beginners]


gramm 18



gramm 19



gramm 20



gramm 21



gramm 22


gramm 23 (2x12") psychic tv - those who do not those who do not / attraction romantique / fear / unclean / skinhead 2 / the full pack / what's a place like you... / meanwhile... / in the nursery / oi skinhead features hilmar örn hilmarsson (höh, current 93, ptv etc) and godkrist (þeyr, kukl, current 93 etc)

gramm 24



gramm 25



gramm 26



gramm 27


gramm 28 (12") ornamental - no pain A: no pain
B: no pain #2 (short mix) / le sacré d'hiver / no pain (get ready mix)
dave ball (soft cell), hilmar örn hilmarsson, einar örn (purrkur pillnikk,kukl,sugarcubes etc), rose mcdowall (strawberry switchblade, current 93 etc)

? (lp) askell masson - clarinet concerto


? (lp) bubbi mortens - blus fyrir rikka


? (lp) das kapital - lili marlene


? (lp) hrim - mondlur


? (lp) ikarus - ras 5-20


? (lp) jonee jonee - svonatorrek


? (lp) jonee jonee - blar azzure


? (lp) larus gr&iactue;msson - hringurinn (soundtrack)


? (lp) megas - loftmynd við birkiland / björg / plaspokablús / skúli fógeti / á horningu /ástarsaga / magister lyngdal / jón / nótt / enginn vegur fær / veinaðu úlfur úlfur / řað sem best er / börn í borg / reykjavíkurnætur / björt ljós borgarljós / innréttingarblús / fílahirðirinn frá súrín björk on backing vocals
? (lp) megas - höfuðlausnir
björk and rose mcdowell on backing vocals

? (7") music concrete - the dirty dan project


? (10") p.p. - djöfuls eg


? (cs) pakk - pakk


? (12") q4u - q1


? (12") stanya - lif


? (cs) svart hvitur draumur - listir meth orma


? (lp) sveinbjörn beinteinsson - eddukvaethi


? (10") þeyr - ithur til fota


? (lp) þeyr - mjotvithur maer


? (12") þeyr - the fourth reich


? (lp) thorlakur kristinsson - the boys from chicago


? (7") vonbrigði - skitseithi


? (lp) vonbrigði - kakofonia


? (12") various artists - skytturnar drekinn (sugarcubes) / inn i borgina (sugarcubes) / stemming (sugarcubes) soundtrack to the film of the same name? other artists had songs on this as well...

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