Hellworms - Crowd Repellent !
Hellworms - Crowd Repellent
A.T. 1998 LP
01. "Wake up tomorrow" (4:03)
02. "Zillionaire" (3:24)
03. "Why wait?" (1:38 )
04. "Rat brains on crack" (2:50)
05. "Mercedes to hades" (1:54)
06. "Master Manipulator" (4:01)
07. "Cock rock superstar" (4:03)
08. "What's your excuse?" (3:31)
09. "Sellout!" (3:56)
10. "Baby kisser" (2:46)
11. "Skull & hasnbrowns" (2:12)
12. "New around here" (4:04)
13. "Little grass shack by a river" (3:24)
14. "we're from manchester" (4:06)
15. "washed-up has-been" (1:50)
After the demise of Saturn's Flea Collar, Larry and Ralfy recruited a new drummer and returned to their Victims Family sound. They didn't, however, return to their Victims Family moniker, opting instead to call themselves Hellworms after Uncle Jello told them he hated that name. This is a great album that may've received my 10 vote had Victims Family never put out Apocalicious. This here Crowd Repellent is anything but repelling. There are guitar hooks galore and excellent bass grooves. From Saturn's Flea Collar there are some residual instrumental effects of the spacey variety. Best moments:
'Zillionaire' – with its tight guitar groove, punchy bassline and lyrical indictment of rock critics and music industry exec types.
"No matter what you do, you're always working for the man."
'Master Manipulator' – one of the better songs about junkie geniuses you're bound to hear... it has a lounge vein flowing through it.
'Baby Kisser' – Could this be jazz-grunge? Excellent song about the true nature of politicians.
'Little Grass Shack by a River' – Interesting, tho slightly out of tune guitar effect that will sink you in the muddier than muddy banks of said river.
'Sellout' could've been a Dead Kennedys song (lyrically and musically). Now it's just about the un-Dead Kennedys.
Honorable mentions: 'Cock Rock Superstar' - 'We're From Manchester' - the lyrically hilarious 'Rat Brains on Crack' and 'What's Your Excuse?'
Once again, great lyrics by Ralph and award-worthy musical performances by the whole band.
drummer watch: Joaquin Spangemann
Band status: Joaquin leaves the band after a year or so; Larry and Ralph decide Victims Family should live.
Same Rip specs as usual, (soon shoulda take proper pictures of the vinyl instead of these pityful scans) now what's your excuse for still being waiting for hell knows what?!