Wednesday, May 20, 2009

864. Turbonegro - Apocalypse Dudes (1998)

Track Listing

1. The Age Of Pamparius
2. Selfdestructo Bust
3. Get It On
4. Rock Against Ass
5. Don't Say Motherfucker, Motherfucker
6. Rendezvous With Anus
7. Zillion Dollar Sadist
8. Prince Of The Rodeo
9. Back To Dungaree High
10. Are You Ready (For Some Darkness)
11. Monkey On Your Back
12. Humiliation Street
13. Good Head


When you first look at the description of this album and this band, before having listened to it, you get pretty puzzled. A Norwegian gay Punk-Metal band with titles like Rendezvous with Anus which draws comparisons to Spinal Tap but is also universally loved by critics and has a truly impressive fan-base.

Then you listen to the album and you get it. This is probably the most interesting metal album since Black Sabbath, drawing as much from the Dictators and New York Dolls as from any metal band. In the end the name they gave their own music, deathpunk, seems to fit them perfectly.

This album is anything but boring, each track lives on its own and in the album as a little burst of anger, fun and entertainment. Frankly I loved this and I highly recommend it. Their influence is more than obvious on other Nordic punk bands such as The Hives but Turbonegro's sense of what makes Rock great, its ridiculousness, over the topyness and sheet fun makes them stand out as truly great.

Track Highlights

1. Get It On
2. Prince of the Rodeo
3. Don't Say Motherfucker, Motherfucker
4. The Age of Pamparius

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

Moshable magazine commented: "Apocalypse Dudes is the perfect mix of classic 70's US punk / rock'n'roll like The Dictators, The Heartbreakers & The Ramones... every tune on this release is fucking brilliant". Even Jello Biafra was quoted as saying, "the new Turbonegro record is possibly the most important European record ever."

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