Go Berserk!

Go Berserk!

by The VikingsThe Vikings




First off, the Vikings get massive points for their knowledge of history and word origins. The word "berserk" is from the old Norse, meaning the Vikings' greatest warriors, a suitably forbidding painting of whom serves as the album's cover. However, the group doesn't really do justice to either band name or album title; the ramalama punk-pop of Go Berserk! is unfailingly entertaining in the best Ramones/Undertones tradition, but it's not nearly wild-eyed enough to live up to the billing. Let's just point out that one of the Norwegian band's best songs is actually a cover of the Bay City Rollers hit "Let's Go." Covers of Cheap Trick's anthem "Surrender" and "Just Head" by the Boston punk obscurities the Nervous Eaters are also worthy additions to poppy originals like "My Friend's Little Sister" and "Summer of Hate." This compilation, gathering just about everything the short-lived group recorded, is a guaranteed fun time.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/08/1996
Label: Sympathy 4 The R.I.
UPC: 0790276042421
catalogNumber: 424

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Vikings   Primary Artist
Billy Miller   Background Vocals
Thomas Seltzer   Drums
Miriam Linna   Background Vocals
Steve Baise   Bass,Vocals
Morten Henriksen   Guitar,Background Vocals
Knut Schreiner   Guitar
Speedo   Vocals
Mike Ciati   Hand Clapping
Gordon Russel   Saxophone
Pilley   Piano

Technical Credits

Cheap Trick   Composer
Bay City Rollers   Composer
Nervous Eaters   Composer
Bobby Fuller   Composer
Thomas Seltzer   Composer
Steve Baise   Composer,Engineer
Asgeir Mickelson   Engineer
Knut Schreiner   Composer

Customer Reviews