Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Distorted Pony - Work Makes Freedom


Label: Bomp!
Year: 1991

Originally released as a single sided 12" with the B-side being an etching of all the song lyrics. It would probably sound like shit to play side B. Kind of like when Bob and Doug Mcenzie tried to "play" the floppy disc they "horked" from the Elsinore Brewery on their turntable, only to remark that resulting high pitched squeals must be "one of those English New Wave bands". If you haven't seen Strange Brew in awhile, please do yourself the favor of arranging a screening post haste. Fucking brutal movie! I used to watch the shit out of it when I was in middle school. It was "one of our things" in my group of buddies, as queer as that might sound. We would watch ridiculous movies until they were committed to memory, then we would speak to each other in our secret language of Zucker Brothers comedy dialogue to the point that nobody could understand what in the fuck we were talking about.
Then we realized that girls had vaginae.
That was sort of the end of the movie parties.
So, Distorted Pony....uh, they are good. They sound kinda like Big Black meets Cop Shoot Cop/ Easy. Also, former Samhain-ian London May would play drums for this band later on in their career (this record has a drum machine).

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Listen t'it in tha morning

Anonymous said...

I've listened and I hear good shit sticking to me ear canal.
Likes.

cdb said...

So does this album feature The Call of the Great White North or what?

Gray said...

I used to have the McEnzie Brothers album, with the phenomenal song "Take Off To The Great White North" featuring Geddy Lee on guest vocals.
Good stuff, but sadly lost to the sands of time.

James Joyce said...

I have the Great White North LP as well as the Strange Brew soundtrack. I transferred them both to one CD a while back, so I can upload them for posting if you want. Pure Canadian death punk.

By the way, why was the movie so amazing while the segments on SCTV so lackluster? It's the reverse of most TV skits expanded to movie form. Another of course being Blues Brothers, and I mean Blues Brothers 2000 by the way.

Rusty said...

I fucking swear Jeremy, sometimes I think you're digging through my record collection. See you soon...

Russell

damienz said...

Props to this post of this much under-rated band's fantastic release, in lieu of the waffle above that could be confined to the forum or an envelope you burn andcrushintoashesandfuckyourselfwith.

Distort your ponies, k?

damienz said...

*ahem* where do you get your fancy orange icons from?

Anonymous said...

rumored to be considering doing a few shows to recognize 20th anniversary..would love to see that!

 
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