Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The O discography, part 2


And, continuing with the uploads portion of my program, here is The O's first full-length album, the aborted "Nightmerica" project. Originally, this was going to be the record which introduced The O to the UK and America, but they were dropped by EMI before its release. 

To make matters worse, this was the guys' first encounter with newly-made sample laws. The EPs covered in last week's post featured a wide array of illegal samples culled from the bands' favorite albums. They originally tried to make "Nightmerica" similar, but had to remix the entire album, removing all uncleared samples, on a VERY limited budget. Unfortunately, Druggy G seems to think this hurt the album irreparably, and he has a certain hatred for it...I dunno...I still think this is their finest moment and has the best songs and the best merging of Nepo and G's styles. See for yourself, though. Regardless, it's probably one of the few major label albums by a virtually-unknown and very young band where they were allowed to do the whole thing themselves in a shitty apartment. Also, it's probably one of the only albums co-produced by members of both PM Dawn and the Cocteau Twins.
The O - 'Nightmerica' LP
Description: The punk, rap and Beatles influences finally come together for the group, resulting in one hell of an album. 'Kill Yer Teacherz' channels the horror-rap of Esham, while 'Get Wasted Time' is the ultimate pop single. If you can make out the album's lyrics, they're pretty disturbing sometimes.
Tracklist:

1. Fucked Up Dreamz
2. Kill Yer Teacherz
3. Get Wasted Time
4. Nausea Bluez
5. Now
6. Brooklyn Drug
7. Xmas at Bob's
8. He Doesn't Love Me Anymore
9. A Celebration
10. Dream tha Fuck On
11. Liked You Better Living
12. Prozac
13. Shakin'


13 comments:

adam said...

Yo. I just receantly learned about The O. I went to TheWayBackMachine

http://www.archive.org/web/web.php

And went to MindlessSelfIndulgence.com and went to some day of 1999 and saw MSI let The O under their record label. I listened to "Anal Thermometer" preview and I liked it. How come Anal Thermometer isn't in your Discography? And I would like to know more about "The Fuzz" and "gONNA gET gOT".

Thank you.

Bizarro Jerry said...

Adam,

That track is in part 3:
http://obscurowidr.blogspot.com/2010/04/o-discography-part-3.html

It's labeled as 'Painful Thermometer' because they ended up having to retitle that track for legal reasons, I think.

Graffitika said...

any way you can reupload this album? I remember hearing the O on my first time flying Virgin on a britpop record buying excursion. They were spotlighted as a next big thing. Couldn't really find anything by them though and they aren't the easiest band to find on the web due to their generic name!

Graffitika said...

any way you can reupload this album? I remember hearing the O on my first time flying Virgin on a britpop record buying excursion. They were spotlighted as a next big thing. Couldn't really find anything by them though and they aren't the easiest band to find on the web due to their generic name!

adam said...

Graffitika. I still have the discography. What's your email?

Graffitika said...

Thanks Adam! rdasia.davidgmail.com.

(by the way, anyway you can delete my email address from this response after so my email isn't out there?)

Thanks again!

Graffitika said...

(p.s. there should be an @ sign between david and gmail)

Bizarro Jerry said...

Ha, cool, that worked out well. Yes, they had a real shot at being huge...bad luck 'n drugs got in the way. I prolly should link this up:

http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/theO4

...as the guys are apparently selling most of their stuff as mp3's on CDbaby.

Triple G is a hella nice guy who will chat your ear off. You might have to buy booze for him, tho, cuz he looks 15 even though he's thirty-something.

adam said...

OK. Saved your email. I'll send it to you soon

Philip Shields said...

link is dead :(

adam said...

Yeah I saved it all just in case it would happen... then my hard drive corrupted :(

Philip Shields said...

well fuck my life

ryry said...

hey adam can you email me the discography?