LP 1985 Self Immolation/Some Bizzare WOMB FIP 4 GB
LP 1985 Self Immolation/Some Bizzare WOMB FIP 4 NL
CS 1985 Self Immolation/Some Bizzare WOMB CFIP4 GB
LP 1985 Rough Trade RTD 32 DE
LP 1985 Pussy Disc 4711 FR
LP 1985 Nippon Columbia Co. Ltd. YX-7373-AX JP
CD 1986 Self Immolation/Some Bizzare WOMB FIP 4 CD FR
LP 1986 Self Immolation/Homestead HMS 041 US
CS 1986 Self Immolation/Homestead HMS 041-4 US
CD 27Jul1987 Self Immolation/Homestead HMS 041-2 US
CD 23May1995 Thirsty Ear THI 57008.2 US
CD 2007 Self Immolation/Some Bizzare SBZ053CD GB
A1 Theme From Pigdom Come
A2 The Throne Of Agony
A5 Descent Into The Inferno
B1 Enter The Exterminator
B2 DI-1 9026
B3 The Overture From Pigdome Come
B4 Private War
B5 Anything (Viva!)
LONG PLAYER – 33 1/3 RPM – SOME BIZARRE/SELF IMMOLATION
ALL SONGS WRITTEN, PRODUCED AND PERFORMED BY SCRAPING FOETUS OFF THE WHEEL
PRODUCED BY CLINT RUIN/SCRAPING FOETUS OFF THE WHEEL AND WARNE LIVESEY
ENGINEERED BY WARNE LIVESEY
RECORDED AT LIVINGSTON, PARADISE AND WAVE STUDIOS LONDON 1985
MIXED AT LIVINGSTON AND CRESCENT STUDIOS
SONGS PUBLISHED BY INTERSONG
CHANGE YOUR MIND-MIND YOUR CHANGE-BLAST THE PAST-PAST THE BLAST
ALL SONGS COMPOSED BY J. G. THIRLWELL
LP included a 3-page fold-out insert / lyric sheet.
“Anything (Viva!) also appears on Male, Rife and the Various Artists Industrial Strength Machine Music releases.
The WOMB FIP 4 CD release was assembled in the GB, but the disc was
actually manufactured in France.
A Self Immolation newsletter states this as forthcoming Mid 1985. ‘Reflex’ magazine’s discography states the initial release was in Oct 1985.
The track “!” is actually the ~3 second cacophony at the end of “The Throne of Agony”, and was incorporated into that track (track 2) on the Self Immolation/Homestead CD release, thus when playing that CD the player will indicate there are only 9 tracks. The Some Bizzare CD release is not guilty of this consolidation, and neither
is the Thirsty Ear CD release.
“Pigswill” is mis-spelled on the Self Immolation/Homestead CD release track listing on the disc itself, as “Pigswell”. “Anything (Viva!)” may or may not refer to a girl Thirlwell had a crush on in elementary school, named Viva. In one interview he stated he would serenade her with renditions of Elvis Presley’s “Viva Las Vegas.”
The 2007 Some Bizzare CD release is digipack format, with remastered
audio and re-worked artwork.
Nail is possibly the best Foetus album; it apparently hopes to piss off all potential listeners by working through as many warped sounds and styles as possible. Though Thirlwell’s sense of humor is sometimes hard to take (check the faux-cinematic “Theme from Pigdom Come” and “Overture to Pigdom Come”), the sheer range of this music is hard to believe. -Keith Farley, allmusic.com
Nail focuses, Ruin observes, feels-ruminations of hellish, turbulent death, agony, murder and down, black-mind opens and lets loose the darkness. Music soars, crashes, AGAIN. AGAIN. AGAIN. “Descent Into The Inferno” pops, rolls, reels, tumbles down and up, up, up and around and ends…Death as glorious end to hellish agony, “Enter The Exterminator”…Music: “The Theme From Pigdom Come” “Private War”…Words: “Isn’t it a pity what a town without pity can do” “I can do any goddamn thing I want”…Satanic poetry. Airplay? The Horror, The Horror…CMJ New Music Report, Issue# 82 (20 Dec 1985), author unknown.