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MILLIONS OF DEAD CHILDREN 7" EP
01. Chicken Squawk
03. Death of a Nun
Label: R Radical Records
Cat #: MDC 3
Format: 7" EP
Wow! Talk about a change in direction! Square dance music from M.D.C.?! Yes, that's exactly what the title cut of this EP is. Although the music might inspire you to kick the manure around, the lyrics will bring you back to reality because they're about the abuses of chicken slaughterhouses. The sleeve of this record could have made an amazing term paper with all the research that went into it. M.D.C. write about proper diets and starvation in a very brilliant way and their research is backed by a bibliography. The sleeve alone would be worth the price. Side 2 has "Kleptomaniac" and "Death of a Nun" which are both of the traditional M.D.C. thrash sound. Intelligent.
-Greg C. (from Task #1, March 1985)
MDC deliver a funnypunk classic in "Chicken Squawk," an uproarious C&W thrash tune which belies a more serious argument for vegetarianism--it even has banjo lead breaks! On the flip, "Kleptomaniac" rates as a strong, catchy thrasher, although "Death of a Nun" suffers from lackluster performance and production values. A mandatory EP, however, and the fold-out sleeve is extremely interesting and informative.
-Steve Spinali (from Maximum Rocknroll #15, July 1984)