We've heard about this record from a few of our reporters and never
have forgotten the name-couldn't have if we wanted to. Scraping Foetus
isn't meant for everyone (or maybe it is?) but they will take you places
you may never wish to go again. Almost as danceable as it is disturbing,
and almost as humorous as it is threatening, J.G. Thiriwell (Mr. Foetus)
and Co. bombard the listener with marching band-industrial rhythms, cabaret
histrionics (what a stage show this would make!) and perversely clever
beat poetry, all with a provocative delivery. The music and lyrics favor
such haunting themes as the holocaust, lust and the Land Down Under (and
we ain't talkin' Australia). Hole (the package contains a bonus
4-song 12" from other Foetus works such as You've Got Foetus On Your Breath)
features "Sick-Man"-an ominous stomp that builds to a full-blown finish
with "Sick-Man" sung to the tune of "Batman." There's also the down and
dirty "Hot Horse," which makes Captain Beefheart and Root Boy Slim about
as drastic as Wally and the Beave; "Satan's Place," a techno-surf horror
a la the Residents (complete with chants of papa-oom-mow-mow); and "A Cold
Day In Hell," a bone-chilling account of concentration camp torture. Other
faves you won't hear on hit radio include: "Water Torture," "Lust For Death"
and "I'll Meet You In Poland Baby." Wanna writhe in the belly of the beast?
Wanna dance with the demons? Wanna shock your listeners? Play the Scraping
Foetus record and suffer the consequences.