Sunday, 9 April 2017

Pain Killer ‎– "Guts Of A Virgin" (Earache ‎– MOSH 45) 1991


The gore-fest continues with this unlikely combination of Grindcore and Avant Garde Jazz, that gave birth to the sub-genre of,yes, 'Jazzcore'!?
Excellent paint stripping stuff it is too.
Lower Manhattan jazz-bo trendies, John Zorn and Bill Laswell heard Napalm Death, and like envious children wanted to have a go themselves. So the best place to start was to poach Napalm Deaths drummer and lead screamer, Mick Harris, and release it on Earache Records.
A bludgeoning napalm attack on the senses if ever there was one.Zorn's treated sax caterwauling is nothing short of being on the receiving end of a flame thrower whilst cornered in a concrete bunker.
Could be the best release on Earache by a country mile?
It also contravened the laughable 'Obscene Publications Act' for the cover, and was subsequently banned, and replaced with an edited facial shot of the sliced up female in question.
No such censorship is allowed on here however.

Tracklist:

1 Scud Attack 3:07
2 Deadly Obstacle Collage 0:21
3 Damage To The Mask 2:43
4 Guts Of A Virgin 1:19
5 Handjob 0:10
6 Portent 4:00
7 Hostage 2:24
8 Lathe Of God 0:56
9 Dr. Phibes 3:00
10 Purgatory Of Fiery Vulvas 0:26
11 Warhead 1:12
12 Devil's Eye 4:37


5 comments:

Judas Vigilante said...

Thought for sec that wAs elizabeth short aka the black dahlia on cover, but she was severed in two. I keenly go forth with open ears and a download. Cheers J.

armeur H said...

never heard a napalm death record, tkank you for your selection. big love

Judas Vigilante said...

This is a gem, amazing record. And what an opener, Scud Attack. How many PainKiller releases are there in total? Thanks Jonny Z.

Jonny Zchivago said...

There are a few releases...only, "Buried secrets" "Execution Ground" features mick harris....after that they used the drummer from the jap noise duo 'Ruins'......you may like John Zorn's Naked City too....thats a more controlled version of this stuff,and the songs are nearly always less than a minute....."Torture Garden" is their best record....features the singer from the Boredoms.

Judas Vigilante said...

Will check out Naked City, songs less than a minute? Right up my street. My short attention span street. Cheers for the uploads and info. The painkiller stuff is amazing. I had one of their records back in my teen years but for the love of me can't even picture the album cover let alone the name. This brings back memories. One of the better things released in the 90's. Night JZ.