Sound — 10
This is the second record from Thulsa Doom - released in 2003. It took a step away from their first record, the stoner classic The Seats Are Soft But The Helmet Is Way To Tight. (What is it with Thulsa Doom and long album names?) On this record, they go more into the boundaries of punkrock, but they are still a pounding hard rocking band. The band's lineup on this record was Papa Doom on vocals (he has now split with the band), El Doom on guitar and vocals, Doom Perignon on ditto, Angelov Doom on bass and Fast Winston Doom on drums. Also, guest musicians Herman Doom (bass on album opener Why Do You Keep On (Watching The Porno) After You Came) and Ingus Doom on harmonica, hammond and congas. First time I put this record in my cd player, I was blown away. This rocked like hell! Energic, pulsating hardrock with downtuned guitars (around D, I guess) and uptempo cherrios makes it a perfect driving record. Also, I must add, these guys aren't 100% sane. They also play in bands like Cumshots (known for their "Fuck for Forest" stunt on the Quart festival 2004), Black Debbath (a heavy band playing political rock with Norwegian lyrics) and Hurra Torpedo, where the drummer plays on household appliances, such as fridges, stoves and similar.
Lyrics — 10
Tracklist: 01. Why Do You Keep On (Watching The Porno) After You Came? 02. Kick Me 03. Hold The Parade 04. Shot By Both Sides 05. Got To Have Mine 06. Generation 71 07. Learn From Tv 08. How Hard Can It Be 09. Machine Of Oslo 10. Papa Doom Preach (Where Jars Are Kept) The lyrics are in English (obviously), and they cannot be taken seriously, even though they are a most serious band. The lyrics go quite well with the music, and the up-tempo opener "Porno" makes you stomp your foot and play air guitar while humming the chorus. It's that good.
Overall Impression — 10
This is one of my most played and beloved albums. I have almost none other records like this one who are near it in terms of greatness - however Soundgarden's "Superunknown" comes a bit close. But no cigar. The album opener "Porno" is a immortal classic, and "Generation 71," "Machine Of Oslo" and "Papa Doom Preach" are also stayers that will never stop playing in your brain. Never. This is a perfect record, I see no disadvantages on it (except the inlay card is crappy, all there is on it is the names of the band members and the guest musicians, and studio information, and 5 crappy drawings of the band members). If someone stole this record, I would seek them out and beat the living crap out of them with a spiked bat, then bury them for a day or two, and then beat them with the bat again. But seriously, if I lost my copy or it broke or something, I would most definitively get a new one, because this rocks!