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EVER FEEL LIKE KILLING YOUR BOSS? LP
01. Have You Ever Been Mellow
02. Imitation of Life
03. Bionic Girl
05. Day by Day
07. Burn Warehouse Burn
08. Jesus Entering From the Rear
12. Dead Bodies
13. Gut Rage
14. Destruction Unit
15. L-O-V-E (Another Damp Thing)
16. Love In the Ruins
17. F Y
Label: Flaming Banker Records
Cat #: FB-1
While they could still be called a hardcore band, Frank Discussion and the Feederz certainly have developed a style and sound that is truly original. This album contains new versions of "Terrorist" and "Jesus Entering From the Rear" which were both originally released on their first EP. The album is packaged in a sandpaper cover to give you an idea of how raw and abrasive it really is. Included on this release are lots of guitar heavy thrashers with Frank's own lyrical versions of the Situationist International philosophies. While I must question whether "Stayfree" is anti-women or anti-mass marketing, the music on it is still excellent and so are the songs "Games", "Subscriptions", "Love in the Ruins" and "Gut Rage" (with Mrs. Biafra on vocals). A really great album. Listen to this and "Have a nice day now" - right Frank?
-Greg C. (from Task #1, March 1985)
You must listen to the Feederz new album more than once to feel its full impact. There are 17 songs, each intense, each different and each song is as interesting as the next. Side one, a more pop punk sound. They do a punk version of "Have You Ever Been Mellow?" (Olivia Newton-John) which becomes "Have You Ever Been Mellow", could be a KROQ hit, side two is much more intense, like, "Gut Rage". The album jacket is covered with sandpaper which I guess means they want to be rough.
-Gus (from Flipside #43, Fall 1984)
An audio version of the Situationist philosophy, whose message is "subversion can be fun." And indeed it can, as this album demonstrates. Musically, it's very diverse, combining fast semi-thrashers with undistorted guitars (like "Imitation of Life" and "Subscription") with a variety of theatrical pieces (like the schizoid "Gut Rage" and the creepy "1984"), all marked by Frank Discussion's sneering vocals and sarcastic humor. Undeniably entertaining and provocative, arguably brilliant and revelatory. A classic.
-Jeff Bale (from Maximum Rocknroll #14, June 1984)