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5.0 out of 5 stars Terrifying!,
One of the most chilling and disturbing albums you'll hear. A masterpiece exploring the psychedelic paranoia of bad acid trips. Along with 'Locust', the double Live LP and the 'Blind Eye' video, their masterpieces in my opinion. If you've heard their latest lite-workouts and descent into Beavis&Butthead notoriety then you might not be prepared for what they were at their best in the late 80's/early 90's. A magically bloated grotesque live experience as well. Truely a great great band (at the time!)
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars essential education for anyone,
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the best music is always the stuff from your youth and this is no exception. whether abscence has made the heart grow fonder or years of trying to find challenging creative music and failing put all the buttholes stuff in context.
all bands attempting to post on myspace should be made to listen to "waiting for jimmy to kick" and "perry"
which also has my vote for the next national anthem.
"to parter" should be the new "smoke on the water" for all budding guitarists
after locust abortion technition i recon the buttholes lost it a bit but this is a majestic piece of work and if the amazon posse had any sense they'd make the world a better place and swop it for all the snow patrol albums they're currently shifting
come on lads you know it makes sense
5.0 out of 5 stars Lysergia,
Exploration of inner solar space - a great latter year virtue. An acknowledgement it existed, as the 1990's was quickly filled with the gunk of adverts; pizza wrappers, the bleat of holiday destinations and dreams of cars. This album took a dark bleary trip into the cellar of 16 track expectations.
Assembled from a number of chance circumstances, a found piece of violin, the recording of the bands pit bull, guest musicianship from the studio owner mixed with two covers; American Woman and Perry, (taken form Perry Mason) and a headshop of swinging bongs mixed with tabs of imagination. It marked a band who lost the straightjacket.
The result was structured free form drawing from the connections to TG, Can and Grand Funk Railroad. Akin to walking into a electrified bar full of long haired unwelcoming chiseled pie eyed geeks. Each regaling you with kaleidoscopic stories of everyday tales of human perversity. The silent whitewashed walls begin to echo with the soars of mutating guitars, whilst the brown stained wooden floor vibrates with every pounding heartbeat in the room.
The dripping sweat metastises into coiling adders with eyes of ruby jewels reflecting the ecstasy of forgotten memories. Acid rain pours from the ceiling and it etches its name on the....
Yeh you get here and the door always closes and your out into "normality" again 40 minutes later, slightly changed...or you leave at the first available opportunity
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars not yet at their peak,
good album, very good album very entertainaing, however i do not agree with the other reveiwers ranking this with locust and hairway to steven lp's, theyve still got their short trousers on for this one. Te sound is too straight (compared to the next two aalbums, the songs are rather more comic book (beavis and butthead) wheras locust and HTS are more serious with even some evil at times (though always entertaining evil, and the sound is denser, the sounds and music much more crafted and varied, this is like the under 21 football team just before full maturity. p.s ive no idea if the digitaly remastered are any better than the originals ( the remasters have CARD covers (not good) not the trad cd
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