10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 19 July 2003
This is the biggest, boldest and most ROCK album i own. After the "death punk" of "Ass Cobra", Turbo =negro returned dirtier, harder, more riff heavy, and - with the addition of Euroboy on lead guitar, some ofthe most squealy guitar solos known to human kind.
With amusing song titles and amusing lyrics it would be easy to dismiss "Apocolipse Dudes" at first glance and a jokey faux gay band there only to get a reaction. There is so much more to them, with even Nick Olivie of the Queens Of The Stone Age on record as saying this is the best rock album fo the decade. It really has everything you want. Hard rock riffs, fantastically fast solos and shout along anthems for all of rock kind.
Birth. School. Turbonegro. Death.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 9 August 2004
From start to finish this is a seriously impressive rock album. At first listen, a lot of people will be put off by the unusual lyrics and i wouldn't blame them. If tey go into the experience looking for a formulaic rock album with some "tortured soul" singing about his crappy life, old girlfriend or how much he likes to rock, your going to be dissapointed. Hank from hell's lyrics wouldn't fit into any of the above catagories. As long as you don't take what he sings about deadly seriously and just go along for the ride you'll be in for a treat
What makes this such an impressive album is the amazing guitar work by euroboy. His unique riffs, combined with the drums and bass come to make a glorious whole.
Every element of this album completment eachother perfectly for a sumpreme piece of musical work. If you don't own anything else by Turbonegro get this first, its their best album.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 21 August 2005
I bought this album about 3 months ago after hearing it in a random record shop. Turbonegro are a 'death punk' band- don't be put off by the name or genre they created because they seriously rock! They do hard punk with classic rock inspired leads and a glam attitude, a combination that doesnt sound good on paper but just listen to this album and you'll understand why they are so raved about. The key is not to take Turbo seriously- and that doesnt mean they are a comedy punk band that wears out after time- they just dont let clever lyrics or political agendas get in the way of having fun, they write about getting good head and baking pizzas instead, with a faux-gay stage demeana. Its hard to believe that this album is 8 years old (thought Ok Computer was the best thing to come out in 1997? think again!) it still sounds fresh and original in 2005. Although all of the album is classic standout tracks are 'Age Of Pamparius' a prog rock piss take about pizza 'Selfdestructo Bust' and 'Good Head' So if you are fed up with Green Day punk then I suggest you put on your denims and listen to punk that has attitude, the true holders of the punk torch!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 5 September 2006
From the start of the Age of Pamparius, you know you're in for a treat. This is excellent uplifting rock - it's a little more polished that their previous offerings and I wouldn't say punk (or death punk - whatever that is).
An excellent way to get rid of the morning blues and my all time favourite music for the gym!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 25 January 2004
whats with the cheesy metal refrences? ok so they take the piss out of glam rock bands, but turbonegro is basically a mixture of hardcore punk and late 60's/early 70's rock and roll. just think of black flag in a boxing ring with the stooges or bad brains in a fist fight with ac/dc then add non pc lyrics and humor then dress them up like the second coming of the village people and voila!
one of the best punk bands ever