Wednesday, 22 October 2008

'Now you just drop them damn pants...'

Yiiiiii-Haaaaaaaaaaaaah! Hang ‘em High!
And why not.

And once you’ve got over the ‘wu-uh-uh, wu-uh-uhs’ and ‘This vibrator’s my baby’ from 85, by 1990 RevCo had really gone to town; or should I say, gone to Texas.

You may well know the track from the album of the same name; but the 'Take ‘Em Right Off Mix', a lesser heard version, is without doubt the most spectacular.
It’s certainly a lot faster; chanted more than sung; and includes the great dueling banjos’ riff interjecting the chorus.
Didalee-dee dee-dee dee-dee dee.

All good stuff; and a firm reminder that perhaps it’s not a good idea to go off on that canoing trip with Burt Reynolds.

On the flipside are two live tracks: an excellent version of 'Stainless Steel Providers' followed by, well, it almost sounds as if they're not quite sure what to do, as they have several false starts; including the opening bars from Led Zeppelin's 'Over the Hills and Far Away'.
Well, it was recorded in Texas.
But they settle on a version of 'Public Image'! With an industrial twist, of course.

Personally I was rather disappointed with the Beers, Steers & Queers album.
But this release made up for it, big time.

RevCo's lineup by this time had altered several times.
Credited on this release are Luc Van Acker, Chris Connelly, Alien Jourgensen [sic], Paul Barker, William Rieflin and Phildo Owen.
With 'Additional Cocks': Michael Balch, Jeff Ward, Trent Reznor, Mark Durante, Mike Scaccia, Martin Atkins, Terry Roberts, William Tucker, Chris Chambers, Billy Jackson, Keith Dailey, Lance Boyle, Ralph E and Joe Kelly.

I have no idea what they all did; but it seems like an awful lot of cock-play.

And who are those guys who appear on all their covers?

Revolting Cocks - Beers, Steers & Queers - Remixes (1990)

Beers, Steers & Queers - Drop Your Britches Mix
Beers, Steers & Queers - Take 'Em Right Off Mix
Stainless Steel Providers (Live)
Public Image (Live)

Vinyl rip @ 256kbs
Grab it here
Don't forget to squeal now: SQUEAL...!


Anonymous said...

Lovely cup 'o Tea me old china!
Ta very much! Been a while since my cassette head has been graced by that. Now i'm all digital.
Cheers HK Hackenbacker

roy rocket said...

Glad you liked it, Sir.
O, and your request, Mr. Hackenbacker, has been duly noted and will be heading for a posting in the not too distant...
regards, roy