Thursday, December 17, 2009

Milk Cult - Burn or Bury (CD, 1994)

When you talk about Steel Pole Bath Tub side projects, you gotta talk about Milk Cult.

I haven't listened to this CD in ages, but the Mike Patton guest spot on "Psychoanalytwist" will forever be burned into my ear holes. One of the catchier noise-related instrumentals you're bound to hear, and a great song all around. And if you can stomach the sea of noise and rock on the rest of this disc, you may be in for a treat.

Some of the cuts are easier to get with than others, and the variation on the instruments and vocalists used makes for a fun listen. Listening to this now, it's all coming back to me a bit. There is a lot that happens on this album, and it can either be exactly what you're looking for, or just too much chaos to stand.

If Steel Pole Bath Tub is seeming a little too poppy for you, this is the next logical step. But be warned: the last 15 minutes or so of this one is a challenge. A real challenge.

"Bow Kiness Static"

1 comment:

Biff Pocaroba said...

I always found it funny that Steel Pole Bath Tub found it necessary to have a side band where they could really let loose. Because before this I always assumed that they had been letting loose. As a die-hard SPBT fan I am ashamed that I don't dig this album as much as I wish I did. It starts off strong and just gets progressively more challenging. Albums like this capture the madness of the mid-90s music world, where a periphery band like SPBT could release a mass-produced noise rock side project. And people bought it.