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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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  • kaosmats

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

    16 Sep 1:36pm Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Ślaska dla fanów Turbonegro

    29 Aug 7:54am Reply
  • skinnydrifter

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

    28 Aug 3:34pm Reply
  • GNR27

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

    21 Jul 1:59pm Reply
  • Slimpoke666

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

    19 Jun 10:22pm 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 8:07pm 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 3:05pm 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 10:05pm Reply
  • voteforwinners

    ass cobra>rest

    27 Apr 4:31pm Reply
  • Floodofnapalm

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

    8 Apr 8:36pm Reply
  • Tormentor111

    I lost my virginity to their songs.

    6 Apr 1:50pm Reply
  • American-Waste

    fave band for sure! hot cars!

    5 Mar 8:26am Reply
  • bignaturalboobs

    hot cars and spent contraceptives

    25 Feb 3:13am Reply
  • Mortum_est

    good sound

    16 Feb 8:18am Reply
  • Infernatic

    I miss Hank.

    4 Jan 4:28pm Reply
  • xxEUROBOYxx

    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 Jan 1:14pm Reply
  • Alec_Trevelyan

    Sorry not Blitzcore, DARKNESS FOREVER!

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Alec_Trevelyan

    I just purchased Ass Cobra, Apocalypse Dudes, and Blitzcore all without hearing these guys once, Mogwai seems to enjoy these guys so I will too! And everything from their album art to their fashion style invokes this feeling of absolute awesomeness!

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Sartarabad

    Now that I'm living in Europe, these bitches end their tour. Just sad :c

    24 Nov 2013 Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    R.I.P. 1990 - 2010... [2]

    17 Nov 2013 Reply
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