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Oslo, Norway (1989 – 2010, 2011 – present)

Turbonegro (known as Turboneger in Norway) is a Norwegian band from Oslo, formed in 1989. The band describes themselves as “death punk.” The band started with Thomas Seltzer (the bassist, Happy-Tom as he is also called) setting up a band with some friends, called Akutt Innleggelse. They played some local concerts, and made an EP, including 3 songs, “CIA/KGB”, “Supertstjerne” and “Lovesong”, written by Thomas. The EP was named “Echoes From the Asylum”. The cover art is a drawing of a skeleton, which Thomas found in his mothers book about the Scottish psychologist R. D Laing. The publisher was Straitjacket Records, also made by Thomas.

Thomas and a couple of friends started another band, now called “De Dype”. Butthole Surfers, Sonic Youth, poop, Nietzsche and provocation was what they cared about. Their first concert was in the basement of Chateau Neuf, the Cirkus. They appeared drunk on-stage, none of the guitars were tuned, and they forgot the fuzzpedals, so the guitars sounded like violins. The point was to show the students at the party that they gave a fuck about them. The arrangers at last kicked them out.

Then, Turbonegro became a topic.
It wasn’t worse than Pål Bøttger Kjærnes (Pål Pot Pamparius) screaming out aloud: “Hey, let’s put a new band together! What shall the band name be?” Pål suggests Mindburger. Another suggests Nazipenis (which later ended up as a name of the band’s tribute band). But suddenly Pål remembers a tag he had seen under a bridge in Finstad, Ski. Turboneger (Turbonegro in english). Founding member Thomas Seltzer once said, “A turbonegro is a large, well-equipped, armed black male in a fast car, out for vengeance. We are his prophets.”

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  • tonyrodriguez1

    F*cking awesome band

    4 Feb 8:50pm Reply
  • lter__Impius

    Ass Cobra. I neglected thast album for years because I didn't like its noisy production. But once I got into it... it's so funny and has do much energy. Right up there with Apocalypse Dudes for me.

    3 Feb 10:15am Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    Nobody wants Hank back. When he left, Turbonegro ended. Simple...

    31 Dec 2014 Reply
  • DaygloAbrtn

    We're on a mission to destroy !

    21 Nov 2014 Reply
  • JonDead

    Hey you people who miss Hank. He is now a semi scientologist putting his big fat head into every reality/cooking/dancing/singing tv show Norway has to offer. You don`t want him back in Turbo. Trust me. Tony is great. And so is the last album.

    12 Nov 2014 Reply
  • American-Waste

    "Don't like the new album at all. They are less melodic and new singer's vocals are too harsh. They became a generic punk band." Less melodic? ever listen to hot cars ?

    28 Oct 2014 Reply
  • kaosmats

    R.I.P. 1990 - 2010... [5]

    16 Sep 2014 Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Ślaska dla fanów Turbonegro

    29 Aug 2014 Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    R.I.P. 1990 - 2010... [4] -no Hank, no Turbo.

    28 Aug 2014 Reply
  • GNR27

    Looking foward to a new album. I really liked Sexual Harrassment [2]

    21 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Slimpoke666

    Looking foward to a new album. I really liked Sexual Harrassment

    19 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Alec_Trevelyan

    I come from Norway and we don't like punk-rockers going out with the little bullshit new-wave hooker girls. We are going to teach you all a lesson. In Norway punk-rockers go out with punk-rock girls or telephone hookers, unless...they go out with themselves and do homosexual activity!! [2]

    22 May 2014 Reply
  • cerealkiller_x

    I come from Norway and we don't like punk-rockers going out with the little bullshit new-wave hooker girls. We are going to teach you all a lesson. In Norway punk-rockers go out with punk-rock girls or telephone hookers, unless...they go out with themselves and do homosexual activity!!

    8 May 2014 Reply
  • olin97

    Don't like the new album at all. They are less melodic and new singer's vocals are too harsh. They became a generic punk band. [2]

    27 Apr 2014 Reply
  • voteforwinners

    ass cobra>rest

    27 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Floodofnapalm

    R.I.P. 1990 - 2010... [3]

    8 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Tormentor111

    I lost my virginity to their songs.

    6 Apr 2014 Reply
  • American-Waste

    fave band for sure! hot cars!

    5 Mar 2014 Reply
  • bignaturalboobs

    hot cars and spent contraceptives

    25 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Mortum_est

    good sound

    16 Feb 2014 Reply
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