Sunday, December 28, 2008

Cows - Effete and Impudent Snobs

Label: Amphetamine Reptile
Year: 1990

More Cows. More fan-fucking-tastic shit to listen to. More weirdness.
This album is sometimes considered the last of the "original" Cows sound before they switched gears a bit and began relying more on dynamics and song structure than flat out white noise. The guitar has zero low end, it's a squealing pig running all over the songs. The bass is fuzzed out throb. The drums are...well, you ever watch the Muppet Show, you know Animal, the drummer for the house band? And on this record especially, the vocals are blown way out. The whole mix is painful, the antithesis of your mom's Leo Sayer albums. 
Like the Butthole Surfers post below, here's a good chance you have this already, but in case you don't here it is. I'm sure eventually I'll post all the Cows records on this blog, it's just something I'm compelled to do. You young folks need to have these things on your Ipods to bum you out while you're...doing whatever the fuck young people do. Yachting? Do you guys sail much?



Mars said...

Cow were a band best served live. Un-fucking-believable.

Tomica said...

Great live band. But I like "Taint Pluribus Taint Unum" album much more than this. Thanx for upload anyway.

fred said...

You've just completed my Cows collection. Thanks Gray.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting these. I saw the Cows every time they came to L.A., - but that was a fuck of a long time ago- it is great to hear this again.

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Anonymous said...

i'm a fan of the pigfuck, thank you for turning me onto this lovely band

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