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  • Audio CD (30 Sep 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal / Island
  • ASIN: B00006JXZI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,023 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Clocking in a 25 minutes and 22 seconds, Horse of the Dog--the debut album from Brighton noiseniks The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster--is the very definition of a short, sharp shock: 10 tracks of violent gutter-blues punk-rock that steams in with the raw, primal power of the Birthday Party or the Cramps, and steams out without outstaying its welcome. Although lumped in with their peers the Parkinsons and Ikara Colt, if anything, The Eighties Matchbox peddle an even more extreme, gruesome brand of rock music.

All the same, there's much to recommend here: frontman Guy McKnight's sinister preacher-on-the-verge-of-a-nervous-breakdown vocals; crude guitar roar that sounds like a chainsaw snagging on jagged bone; and a purple-velvet swing that belies the band's terrifying volume. Thematically, the songs encompass oppressive sexual relationships, unnatural family ties, a contempt for arrogant rock star attitude, and a peculiar fascination with--or is it revulsion of?--raw meat. But when the tunes come--and they do, on the sordid "Celebrate Your Mother" and the snake-hipped "Morning Has Broken"--everything falls nastily into place. --Louis Pattison

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rob on 9 Jan 2003
Format: Audio CD
There simply isn't enough good to say about this record. If you are getting a little tired of the poppy nu metal and generally softer rock that the USA produces so well, then get your listening gear around this and let the Brighton based rockers show you how it is done.
From the first bars of 'Celebrate your Mother' the band carry you off on a twisted tour of everything you never expect but come to miss immediately the record finishes. At only 25 minutes long it seems like a bit of short changing has occoured, but rest assured you will listen again & again.
Should you be thinking twice about paying for it, then don't. If you want to have your soul shaken by rock, buy it now. Right now.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rachel Anning on 23 Oct 2002
Format: Audio CD
It's not background music. You must play this album up LOUD. It rocks it's heart out and makes the blood flow faster and harder. Don't listen if you've got high blood pressure, this could be all it takes to throw you over the edge.
Fast and furious. Head shaking mental music that makes me feel ALIVE and briliant.
I love it. It's an essential for anyones CD collection - even if you aren't into harder music - you should still own it - as a conversation piece - to help open your mind to the limitless possibilities there are in music.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G. Munday on 10 Nov 2006
Format: Audio CD
An almost ridiculous barrage of mental, short and filthy tales wrapped in rock `n' roll that lasts for a glorious 22 minutes, the extravagantly named pull off the extravagantly basic and repulsively beautiful.

There is a lot of memorable blurts from the clubsinger-meets-Misfits style vocalist, with more `Owww!'s and screams than you can shake a stick at, as guitars slice through with menacing and sometimes American southern-rock substance. The goodness `Horse of the Dog' supplies is inexpressible as the blend within the music just works and has obviously just appeared without a second thought as to what it consisted of.

They show that there still a light of the well-used rock `n' roll tunnel, and it is they who are bearing the torch, aiding those hard-edged newcomers to follow.

But: how is this band British when everything reeks of U.S swagger?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marc Gillott on 22 May 2003
Format: Audio CD
Eighties Match Box B-Line Disaster are a band that have given my desire for music a much needed boost. From the opening song 'celebrate your mother' with its catchy beats and lyrics to my favourite 'Morning has broken' that jumps between genius and insanity this album is awesome. Unlike most albums that grace my top ten such as RadioHead 'The Bends' and the Pixies 'Doolittle' Horse of the Dog keeps you moving to a frenzy of stylish drug fuelled carnage, that injects your veins with punk-rock spasms.
I've listened to this short album non-stop and can't fault it.
This is the sort of band that once you listented to the album you just have to see them live depsite fearing for your health in quest to do so.
Don't even THINK about buying this, if you want to turn up the volume and raise your adrenaline to a dangerous (thets do something crazy) level JUST BUY IT> NOW!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Blanche S. Robinson on 3 Mar 2004
Format: Audio CD
Now in the states recording their next album which is gonna be excellent (buy the new single 'Mister Mental'which also includes fantastic B-Sides) this is their first album, and it blew me away when i first heard it. I was so amazed by the raw power of it and it jus makes u want to jump up and mosh! The band also combines a thrashing blend of guitars with gritty bass and drums added over with Guy Mcknights twisted voice and lyrics it makes this album a must for metal/rock fans. Alsp proof that Brit rock is not dead, this is a very unique band and there live show is magic. Great buy! (Very shot album, worth every penny though!!)
Best tracks - Celebrate Your Mother (lyric content,lol),Chicken,Fishfingers,Morning Has Broken. All good really. BUY IT!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Martin Newman on 4 Dec 2007
Format: Audio CD
In my opinion this is a genre defining classic, not only is completely original it is also a damn good listen. The only way for me to describe the music is like some sort of Rockabilly on amphetamines mixed with goth and a dash of thrash.

The bass work and drumming gives the music it's Rockabilly sound. The guitar work is thrilling which gives the music its adrenaline buzz. The vocals are gothic but he can also scream all to good affect.

The sound of this band is totally unique and this is why, in my opinion, they haven't started a whole new genre. If Queens of the Stone Age rate them highly then they deserve respect and a should be given a listen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rossrossross on 6 Feb 2006
Format: Audio CD
I heard 'giant bones' on a free kerrang cd and thought id investigate further. I had deliberated whether to buy this album although after i purchased it i was so glad i did. The music is kind of 50s rockabilly mixed with gothic tendancies. I must add that this is like proper gothic music (i.e people who live in coffins and not the teenagers wearing cradle of filth t-shirts)The music is very heavy and schizophrenic and very uncommercialised. (I feel that the follow up was good but weaker.) This is a great album and i felt much displeasure when i heard System of a Down fans booing 80s matchbox when they supported SOAD.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr X on 20 Jun 2003
Format: Audio CD
I love watching bands live, and I love listening to a good album. It's not often that the power of the live show can be recorded onto a little round silver thing and still poccess the power of the live show...the Eighties Matchbox B-line Disater manage to do this on "Horse of the Dog".
The raw power and dynamicism of this disc make it a fantastic buy for anyone who likes catchy, noisy British rock. The comparisons with Nick Cave's The Birthday Party and The Cramps are justified, even though these young lads weren't actually influenced by either.
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