12″EP 1991 Big Cat #ABB 28 Made in the UK
CDEP 1991 Big Cat #ABB CD 28 Made in the UK
01. Don’t Fear The Reaper
04. Why Don’t We Do It In The Road ?
TRACK 1 RECORDED AT B.C., BROOKLYN ENGINEERED BY MARTIN BISI
TRACKS 2, 3, & 4 RECORDED AT SELF IMMOLATION STUDIOS ENGINEERED BY CLINT RUIN
FRONT COVER BY DAVID OUIMET
BACK COVER BY CLINT RUIN
PHOTO BY WIM VAN DER HULST
CHROME LETTERING BY ROBERT WILLIAMS
PRODUCED BY CLINT RUIN
ECTOPIC ENTERTAINMENTS IS A SUBSIDIARY OF SELF IMMOLATION
“Don’t Fear The Reaper” originally by Blue Oyster Cult.
“Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?” originally by The Beatles.
“Serpentine” is Steroid Maximus’ “Trancendental Moonshine” from Quilombo, with lyrics added.
The lead cut isn’t as much as a de(con)struction of the Blue Oyster Cult classic as we expected, the lead guitar lines remaining safely intact, but Lydia’s trademarked snarl and what sounds like a New York City street block tumbling to its death in the instrumental break leave this rendition standing on its own Doc Martens. The other cover-the Beatles’ “Why Don’t We Do It In The Road”-is carried to its limits in far more typical Ruin/Lunch fashion, a repetitive, moaning groove sustained by way-flanged-out guitar, samples of a car crash and a meddling of Lydia’s sultry crooning and a bluesy backing vocal. “Clinch” and “Serpentine,” the original half of the EP, respectively showcase both the upfront evil assualt and the more subtle, suggestion of evil these two are capable of.
CMJ New Music Report, Issue# 266 (10 Jan 1992), author unknown.