Saturday, November 29, 2008

Reverb Mother Fuckers: Route 666

1988 Race Age Records
Limited Edition 666 copies

80's NY Scum much better than Tears for Fears. While we may remember greats forging their way out of the NY scum rock scene as well as their bongs, such as the Butthole Surfers and the dressed for success White Zombie, many of the forerunners of this lovely tickle of rock and roll remain unheralded for their pain and suffering as they shed years off their life making dirty rotten rock available for us all to consume whilst paving the way for the watered down, I just bought my torn jeans at Macy's, Im so sad because I have to eek out a living on heroine and a major label contract, homogenized corporate grunge to follow.

Still, to this day, the best named, dirtiest, scummiest, most confusing mass of wtf and where did it come from, inventors of NY scum rock was and always will be the Reverb Motherfuckers. How can you not win with a name like that? How did the Butthole Surfers come out on top?

The Reverb Motherfuckers release Route 666 is a limited edition of 666 copies, day glo silkscreen covered, tribute to everything you should be afraid of if you take, or are planning to take LSD. You get so much more than scum rock. Tracks on this album go from heavy post punk NY tasiness, to sample driven swirling tape loopy craziness. I think this album is trying to tell me somethign, Im not sure what it is, and im not sure I really want to know. Don't you love getting that feeling from your music collection.

This is the original s*#t featuring Wild Man, 4Skins, and Bubble -- the nicknames listed on the cover for Roy Edroso, Ray Sage, and John Terhorst. You may recognize the name John Terhorst as he went on to form other amazing bands like Shaved Pigs - no, you still don't remember him? - anyways the Shaved Pigs are awesome as well and maybe, just maybe, that is a post for another day.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the soothing sounds of the Reverb Motherfuckers Route 666.


Anonymous said...

WOW! I lost this able in a move and have been dreaming of it ever since. THNAK YOU! They were amazing to see live, and I will never be sane now that I have Route 666 again. You are the best.

Juliette said...

Holy shit!! I owned this record way back when and left it in the care of an unreliable friend when I moved out west. I have seriously been looking for a copy online for about 7 years now. Thank you thank thank you. Joe of Arc is one of my favorite all-time songs EVER.

Rina Svet said...

Check out the Reverb Motherfuckers in this clip from the movie CutTime!