Victims Family - White Bread Blues !
Victims Family - White Bread Blues
Mordam Records. 1990 Lp
A2 Luv Letters
A5 Mary's New Dress
A6 Anti-Satan Song For Mom
A7 Bloated Housewives
B1 Supermarket Nightmare
B3 Drink The Kool-Aid
B4 Naive Children
B5 Say It How You Mean It
B6 Caged Bird
B7 Follow Me To The Message
Note: Recorded in July 1990 at Profile Sound Studios, Vancouver, B.C. Canada. Produced by John Wright and Victims Family.
The strongest of their pre-Alternative Tentacles releases by far.
It's at this point that VF's songwriting abilities noticably begin to match their deft instrumentations. Have a listen to the groovy 'Naive Children' or the anthemic 'Caged Bird' to see/hear what I'm blabbering on about. The somewhat experimental 'Mousetrap' (a lyrical re-interpretation of some well-known children's games) has become a VF classic and is still a staple at their shows.
The hilarious 'Anti-Satan Song for Mom' is a great example of VF's insistence on not taking themselves too seriously despite Ralph's mostly heavy politics.
'Luv Letters' gives me a Primus-like buzz which is no surprise as both bands were S.F. contemporaries I do believe (this would also explain why Larry's bass playing is becoming so phenomenal... your bass playing would also be phenom if you had to compete with some kid called Claypool on the other side of town).
I think, but am not entirely sure, that 'Bloated Housewives' ponders what would happen if housewives mingled in foreign affairs and CIA agents were forced to stay home.
Producer John Wright (of NoMeansNo) handles all of this material excellently.
There are no detectable weak spots other than 'Mary's New Dress' but I quibble. drummer watch: Tim Solyan.
Original Lp rip, 224~320kbs VBR Mp3 encoded, scans + tags included, enjoy!
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The album has recently been re-edited on Saint Rose Records, a release of the Lp with new inserts and including the CD version with extra track "Sinatra Mantra", you know what you oughta do now!