LP 1987 K.422 / Some Bizarre #WISE 3 Made in the UK
CD 1987 K.422 / Some Bizarre #WISE 3 CD Made in the UK
LP 1987 K.422 / Some Bizarre / Relativity #88561-8136-1 Made in the US
CS 1987 K.422 / Some Bizarre / Relativity #88561-8136-4 Made in the US
CD 1995 Thirsty Ear #THI 57015.2 Made in the US
All songs by Clint Ruin & Roli Mosimann unless noted.
1. “Prime Gonzola” – 5:35
2. “0-0 (Where Evil Dwells)” – 5:20
3. “Stumbo” – 7:40
4. “Someone Drowned In My Pool” (Ruin) – 7:37
5. “Godbrain” – 6:57
6. “The Fudge Punch” – 6:34
Extended CD tracklist
7. “Motorslug” – 9:37
8. “Stumbo (12″ Version)” – 6:34
9. “Death Rape 2000″ – 7:29
10. “Someone Drowned In My Pool (12″ Version)” – 7:42 Thirsty Ear CD only
* “Motorslug” and “Death Rape 2000″ comprised the Motorslug 12″ single.
* “Stumbo (12″ Version)” and “Someone Drowned In My Pool (12″ Version)” comprised the Stumbo 12″ single. Both are remixes of the album tracks.
HAIRY AND PINK AND A SWEET LITTLE STINK
OUT OF THE FIRE AND INTO THE GRIME
PERFORMED AND PRODUCED BY WISEBLOOD
MUSIC COMPOSED BY CLINT RUIN / ROLI MOSIMANN EXCEPT 4 MUSIC BY CLINT RUIN
ALL LYRICS BY CLINT RUIN
ALL INSTRUMENTS BY CLINT RUIN / ROLI MOSIMANN EXCEPT WHERE INDICATED
LEAD VOCALS BY CLINT RUIN
PUBLISHED BY DIMEHART LIMITED
RECORDED AND MIXED MAY 1985 – SEPT 1986 MASTERED BY JACK ADAMS AT TAPE ONE
SLEEVE DESIGN BY JG THIRLWELL – EXECUTION – MX/Ai
ROBERT QUINE: GUITARS HAHN ROWE: BASS GUITAR RECORDED AT EVERGREEN, NYC. ENGINEERED BY HAHN ROWE MIXED AT EVERGREEN, NYC. MIX ENGINEERED BY HAHN ROWE
(O-O (Where Evil Dwells):)
AS FEATURED IN THE MOTION PICTURE WHERE EVIL DWELLS” (NOBODY EVER CALLED RICKY KASSO AN ASSHOLE) RECORDED AT INS, NYC. ENGINEERED BY CRAIG BEVAN MIXED AT UNIQUE STUDIOS, NYC. MIX ENGINEERED BY STEVE PECK
RECORDED AT INS, NYC. ENGINEERED BY CRAIG BEVAN MIXED AT SOHO STUDIOS, LONDON. MIX ENGINEERED BY WARNE LIVESEY
(Someone Drowned In My Pool:)
ROBERT QUINE: GUITARS HAHN ROWE: VIOLINS PHOEBE LEGERE: PIANO CHORDS
RECORDED AT EVERGREEN, NYC. ENGINEERED BY HAHN ROWE MIXED AT UNIQUE STUDIOS NYC. MIX ENGINEERED BY STEVE PECK
RECORDED AT INS, NYC AND EVERGREEN NYC. ENGINEERED BY CRAIG BEVAN AND HAHN ROWE MIXED AT EVERGREEN, NYC. MIX ENGINEERED BY HAHN ROWE.
(The Fudge Punch:)
NORMAN WESTBERG: GUITARS
RECORDED AT INS, NYC. ENGINEERED BY CRAIG BEVAN MIXED AT IUNIQUE STUDIOS NYC. MIX ENGINEERED BY STEVE PECK.
(Death Rape 2000:)
AN INSTRUMENT OF TORTURE / AN INSTRUMENT OF MUSIC.
MAXIMUM VOLUME AND MINIMUM DISTRACTION IS SUGGESTED.
PLAYABLE AT MOST HIGH SPEEDS.
RECOMMENDED LISTENING ENVIRONMENT;
UNDER FASR STROBE AND / OR AT HIGH SPEED.
(Death Rape 2000 and Motorslug:)
RECORDED AT I.N.S., N.Y.C ENGINEERED BY IAN NORTH AND JACK.
MIXED AND RESURRECTED AT UNIQUE, N.Y.C WITH STEVE PECK.
THANKS TO WISEBLOOD WIDOWS FOR PATIENCE, ENDURANCE, STRENGTH AND SUPPORT. THANKS TO THURSTON MOORE.
ALL SONGS WRITTEN, ARRANGED, PRODUCED AND PERFORMED BY WISEBLOOD.
LYRICS THIRLWELL MUSIC THIRLWELL/MOSIMANN
REMIXED BY WARNE LIVESEY & WISEBLOOD
Wiseblood is an electronic noise-rock band formed by Clint Ruin (aka J. G. Thirlwell) and Roli Mosimann. In Ruin’s words, Wiseblood is “violent macho American [music] made by non-Americans.” The material tends toward the realm of the darkest and most sexual Foetus songs, with Mosimann’s Swans lineage showing in the slow, crushing pacing of many tracks. Thematically, Wiseblood’s lyrics center around the misanthropic exertion of power, typically via murder, sex or assault. Wiseblood existed on-and-off from the mid 1980s through early 1990s.
Dirtdish was released in 1987 by K.422/Some Bizzare as an LP, cassette, and CD. It was re-released on CD in 1995 by Thirsty Ear. The CD release of Dirtdish is Some Bizzare #WISE 3CD.
Fear Factory covered the song “O-O (Where Evil Dwells)” on their album Obsolete.
Tape issue contains the above tracks (minus the CD-only tracks) multiple times.
“Motorslug” and “Death Rape 2000″ also appear on the Motorslug release.
“Stumbo (12″ version)” also appears on the “Someone Drowned In My Pool” / “Stumbo” 12″.
LP included a printed paper inner sleeve with above notes and lyrics; CD included a booklet with same; CS included a multi-part J-card with same.
Limited LP issues included a full-color poster of the CD insert center artwork, a design by Robert Williams titled “Everybody’s Ass Is Up For Grabs”.
Tape issue includes above tracks multiple times (minus CD-only tracks).
‘Reflex’ magazine’s discography states the initial release was in Nov 1986.
The first GB edition featured the “deluxe cover”, consisting of the
wings on the cover being of a metallic foil, a cardboard inner sleeve,
and a sticker on the cover stating it featured “Clint Ruin SFOTW Roli
The first DE edition featured the same cover sans sticker with a soft
Subsequent re-issues on vinyl featured a simple cover where the wings
were just a silver color.
Clint Ruin, the king of deathly orchestration, the man whose music dives into the deepest reaches of the condemned soul, the composer whose arrangements play pied piper to the dark side, once again teams up with the dark industrial trudge of long-time contemporary Roli Mosimann (Swans). Dirtdish radiates a good deal more emotional force than some of Ruin’s more recent Foetus works. The songs all build on heavy, intense tribal percussion overlayed with bits of whiney distorted guitar (leads courtesy Robert Quine on “Prime Gonzola” and “Someone Drowned In My Pool”), occasional violin and Ruin’s characteristic vocal style. Dirtdish is full of Satanic religious fervor (indulge yourself with “0-0 (Where Evil Dwells)” and “Godbrain”) that builds in an intense layered fashion that only a duo like this could pull off.
CMJ New Music Report, Issue# 113 (13 Mar 1987), author unknown.