Protection Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve. The dark, pseudo-religious lyrics are a bit off-putting, but musically this is a superb effort. And just a final thing. I was in high school when it came out. I think Minute to Pray is just so off kilter because of the jazz and blues influence, and the whole voodoo thing is just so pronounced on that album. In terms of the Flesh Eaters, do you have a particular favourite period or album? The cover design is fantastic.
Do you have particular regard for that movie, or do you just like the title? Released in 1981, it is perhaps their most acclaimed work. Not bad for a laff. Among the vanguard of late-1970s Los Angeles punk bands, The Flesh Eaters were the brainchild of poet Chris Desjardins, aka Chris D, who enlisted some of the city's leading musical lights to join its rotating line-up. In fact, it kind of reminded me of the first time I helped arrange transportation for Eugene Chadbourne to a Vancouver gig. I was living in Riverside California, so there was, like, no infrastructure or a group of people who were into that also.
Bonebrake from X, Dave Alvin and Bill Bateman from the Blasters, and Steve Berlin, soon to join Los Lobos. To me that was kind of a futile gesture that could only result in grief. Packaging All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. You know what I found out that was interesting? The potion bottles on the cover were the closest I got to any of that stuff. In terms of hardboiled crime, writers like James M. I was really lucky, I was never at any of those shows that got broken up. The first science fiction novel I wrote is called Sacred World.
It was just something that came naturally to me. Desjardins is a film scholar whose song titles and lyrics are rife with references to the grittiest of exploitation cinema and film noir. Not voodoo, but there was a Sateria presence in some of the bodegas. There was nobody who took me to task for it. It was through The Wicker Man first, and then I read about it in various books on witchcraft. Judith Bell who did the drawings, she and I went to some bodegas that had ethnic shops that had charms and roots for sale, that were basically places you would go if you were into Santeria, and we bought some of those potion bottles just because the artwork on them was so bizarre.
This is Byron Coley's favorite album of all time. The Flesh Eaters somehow never really flourished. Just a minor correction here, Allen: Steve Berlin was actually the saxophonist for Los Lobos. This album represents the best Flesheaters line up as well as the best songs. Does anything else need to be said?!? Where did the idea come from, whose hand is that, where did you get exposed to the idea of the hand of glory? Like, you could go in and get little bottles of charm potions.
But the Italian version of the movie is about ten minutes longer, and after he gets reprieved, he ends up getting ambushed by two guys on the road and killed. I had some art training or something when I was a kid but not anything that would remotely lead to the kind of collage stuff that I would do later, with flyers and album covers. A lot of my writing, my poetry was very heavily influenced by William Burroughs and Jean Genet. I do like the movie, but I actually used that title before I ever saw the movie. The movie, A Minute To Pray, A Second To Die, is that a film you have any fondness for? You never attended rituals or such. From opener 'Digging My Grave' resembling a diesel charged Magic Band to the gothic groove of 'Divine Horsemen,' each song is it's own hairy beast.
It would have to be quite the maelstrom. Well, I really like A Minute to Pray a lot, I like the one that came after it, Forever Came Today, a lot. It was just strictly transposing what was happening. On , featured two members of on bass and on percussion and three members of on guitar, on drums, and on sax, the latter of whom would later join , and if their musical workouts on this album are often minimal in structure, they're executed with a strength and ferocity that make them stand tall like a gunfighter ready to take on the posse gathering down the street. I understand that I can opt-out at any time by emailing. Check here to get the Album of the Day delivered to your inbox Check here to get the latest news, releases and events from Rhino By submitting my information, I agree to receive personalized updates and marketing messages about Rhino based on my information, interests, activities, website visits and device data and in accordance with the.
The band's roster on this album comprises guitar , bass , vocals, maracas , saxophone, rhythm sticks , maracas, snare, marimbas and Bill Bateman drums. The raw beat-influenced visions of ' lyrics were strong enough that they often overwhelmed the music on ' earliest recordings, but for the group's second full-length album, 1981's , he assembled a band that was tough enough to stand up to anything could conjure. No tracks are under 2 minutes and none really sound the same. Plus, for all of you art-rockers out there, this is the same Chris D. As a young writer — what were your influences? All of them appeared on the groundbreaking, and recently re-released punk classic A Minute To Pray, A Second to Die originally on Ruby Records in 1981, now available through Superior Viaduct. Marimba, sax, epic tales of death, unrequited love, and self-mutilation.
This is what's left of their older material - the 1982 release that was their most commercially successful, if not the best loved by serious fans. His voice, along with that of fellow L. Buy this record if you have an open mine and want to hear something different. This album is proof of how diverse and creative punk could be. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands. Maybe one or two tracks I listened to least but my personal favorites are pray til you sweat and divine horsemen. The reputation of the album has only increased because of the cache of having those guys in the band with me.