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This is good ol' Jim Thirlwell at his 80's peak, recording his deliciously witty, musically insane songs in some scummy studio with no sequencers or Pro-Tools or any of them other computerized falsifiers of evidence that abound these days. You have to imagine this one man, undoubtedly drunk, locked in a dark room with a delay pedal, recording the beginnings of "I'll Meet You in Poland, Baby," spending hours twiddling the delay knobs to get all those samples to line up JUST RIGHT. You gotta imagine him laying down the drum track, then the next drum track, then another and another and another... then a bass track... then horns, organ, guitar, millions of vocals - like Satan's version of Prince. Knocking off everything from punk to jazz to Iggy Pop to the Beach Boys to old school funk along the way... nothing is safe from the Foetus tirade.
But as much as I love his music, the real reason why I love Foetus so much is the words. The dark humor, the endless puns, the never-ending string of witticisms - I don't know why, I just love them. Example, from "Satan Place" : "I'm knock-knock-knock-knockin on death's door / do you remember where you've seen this cadaver before / this swan song's sung on a watery grave / blow your brains out, baby!"
Foetus isn't for everybody, much as I want to believe he is; very few of the dozens of people I've played him for have picked up the ball and run with it. Let's just say this: if you are looking for an artist truly out of the ordinary, truly weird, ridiculously talented, and with many, many axes to grind - then Foetus is your man, and this is your next album.
"Satan Place" is a song about a man going to hell set to surf music...
Compare this with music made by poseurs like Marilyn Hanson, ten years later. They made music without one iota of the inspiration or passion (or dare I say it... HUMOR) that exists here. This is the real deal. Circa '89 you got an extra disc when you bought this album on vinyl, seek it out if you care...
This was provacative madness via mid 80's agitpop... Mr. Thirlwell's opus "Nail" is better, but not by much. Awesome cutting edge music not for the faint of heart.
I'll see you in Poland, baby.
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I love this weird old Foetus release and the CD was exactly as described.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
All I really have to say about this album is that it's a Foetus album and it's magnificent. While I personally like Nail a bit better, it's certainly a fantastic album and... Read morePublished on May 22, 2013 by Aaron S.
No matter how lousy I feel this always makes life livable. You have to have this. I have all his stuff except for Manorexia, York, Love, Ache, and the Marc Almond stuff. Read morePublished on October 11, 2005 by Music Fan
the soul aborter." Who writes like that? A CD packed with such expressive writing that the images become ingrained. Braingrained. Read morePublished on January 24, 2004 by Amazon Customer
From the brilliance of his Batman themed 'Sick Man' (written about Nick Cave) to the mania of 'Water Torture' ('I'm condemned to eternal water torture'), this album is the one you... Read morePublished on April 11, 2001 by roosterfan
Well,this is amazing. As i listened to this album,I became confused,stunned,and then joyfull because i bought this wonderful masterpiece,and ran on telling all my friends about it. Read morePublished on November 12, 2000