Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Official Sound Of Satan: Album Review - WarlockPinchers / Deadly Kung Fu Action

Brothers and sisters, Have you ever wondered, "Where the hell is Crispin Glover?"  Neither have I and I'm pretty sure you won't find the answer in these paragraphs.

Anyway, this is one of my all time favorite records.  It's one that if you haven't heard you should!

"Why did the Beastie Boys sell millions of records and not many people cared about the Warlock Pinchers? Because the world's not a right place -- that's the main reason" - Buzz Osborne of The Melvins

 I was probably about 17 the first time I heard Deadly Kung Fu Action. It was kinda of a mix of hip hop, punk, metal and just plain weirdness that has never really been emulated, much less copied. Ok, a few before them and unfortunately plenty after them have tried to mix metal and hip my never humble opinion nearly all attempts have been utter garbage. The Warlock Pinchers were a shiny beacon of hope in an otherwise pathetic sea of Limp Bizkit bullshit. The tracks have plenty of samples from movies, most notably from "River's Edge" a classic movie from the 80's staring Bill or Ted, that George Mcfly guy oh, and that one dude who was the bad guy in that Speed movie that also had Bill or Ted in it... beat box, guitars, vocals done through a megaphone, satanism and silliness...anything a dumb white kid from the suburbs would enjoy. The Warlock Pinchers were from Denver CO on Boner Records.  They were label mates with the Melvins, which is of course why I checked them out in the first place...more on my love of the Melvins in another piece. They had a ridiculous variety of merchandise, anything from t-shirts to yoyos all showing off a kind of bastardized version of the Raiders logo. They were geniuses. I love all 9 tracks but without a doubt the two best are 'Where the Hell is Crispin Glover"...

...and their greatest hit 'Morrissey rides a cockhorse'.

Both tracks are not only hilarious and full of venom but deliver the punk rock 'don't give a fuck' attitude that just makes this tubby, but lovable son of bitch giggle like a 13 year old seeing his first boobie. I could prattle on for days about how much I love these two songs but honestly, they speak for themselves.

20 something years later, I still listen to this all the time. That's it for now.

Thanks mom for reading.

PMA Joel

1 comment:

  1. Great article! Listen, I still giggle every time I see my boobie. And I'll definitely check them out. I loved the two videos you added.


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