Monday, July 23, 2012

Rudimentary Peni - 'Death Church'

When I re-started the blog, this album was the first thing I posted. I had just gotten into Rudimentary Peni, and the 'Pope Adrian' album in particular. But, even folks I know who are REAL into punk don't know these guys at all, which is sad...probably only second to Minutemen as far as punk bands go for me...Plus, it's weird. About as weird as music can get, really. 'Death Church' is still very firmly rooted in punk rock...they didn't REALLY take off for the stratosphere until 'Cacophony,' the like 50-song tribute to H.P. Lovecraft, but you'd still be hard-pressed not to notice how odd this disc is.

The frontman Nick Blinko is a very odd dude, apparently suffering from schizoaffective disorder. He makes really intense illustrations and writes most of the abstract lyrics. He's got a book that you should buy. Totally cool Lovecraft-meets-anarchist-punk stuff...


1. 1/4 Dead
2. Blissful Myth
3. The Psycho Squat
4. Rotten to the Core
5. Poppycock
6. Cosmic Hearse
7. The Cloud Song
8. Vampire State Building
9. Blasphemy Squad
10. When You Are a Martian Church
11. Pig in a Blanket
12. Inside
13. Nothing But a Nightmare
14. Flesh Crucifix
15. Slimy Member
16. Love is Not
17. Radio Schizo
18. Happy Farm
19. Alice Crucifies the Paedophiles
20. Army of Jesus
21. Dutchmen


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