Friday, April 23, 2010

Shrivel Up And Die

As a testament to random record buying, I've somehow ended up owning two singles by the Heretics when I don't even really like them. Well, "Lesbian Grudge Match" (the b-side to their '88 single) is okay, but somewhere in between that single and this one the Heretics found a way to re-invent themselves as AntiSeen with an even worse singer. The best thing I can say about this single is that it's loud enough and it "rocks" in all the obvious places, not to mention it's over 20 years old. You gotta look at it as a historic artifact, man! Everything from the '80s was just better! Even shitty Savage Circle EPs!

This is also the second cover of "Mississippi Queen" that I've posted so far (Couch Flambeau had the other one), although on this one the Heretics kinda ruin it by smearing the riff all together and compound the problem with one of the weirdest drum tracks I've ever heard. P.S. This isn't the ugliest sleeve in my collection, it just looks like it. P.P.S. Bullfrog sound effects! I forgot to mention the bullfrog sound effects!

Heretics -

(these files are now listen-only)

"Shrivel Up and Die"

"Mississippi Queen"


ib said...

I seem to remember from hearing them up here that Couch Flambeau were rather good.

I'll pass on Heretics, although I kind of like the name. It rocks in a very Spinal Tap vein; and even the dedication to Mel Blanc doesn't save it from shrivelling round the edges like a tossed salad.

Brushback said...

Yeah, Couch Flambeau are very good. Not their cover of "Mississippi Queen", though-- it's kind of a toss-off version.

ib said...

Could be the song ?

Brushback said...

No way! "Mississipi Queen" is one of the best rock songs of all time!

Brushback said...

The mp3 files on this post are now listen-only (non-downloadable) files. TOUGH SHIT, BOCEPHUS! No, actually, for those of you who missed the boat, I will do my best to respond to any e-mailed requests for the original files.

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