Sunday, January 17, 2010

White Zombie - "Psycho/Soul"

White Zombie was always one of my favorite bands, and has the distinction of being the first band I learned about out-of-print releases by. (The second was KMFDM, with their "Naive"album.) I remember checking used record stores constantly in hopes I'd be able to find their pre-"La Sexorcisto" albums. At the time, I didn't even have a record player, so I was mainly searching for the one I knew came out on CD: "Make Them Die Slowly." I was thrilled to find a copy of "Nightcrawlers: The KMFDM Remixes" and a numbered limited tour version of the "Electric Head Pt. 2" single that I haven't seen on any of the fansite discographies.

A couple of years ago I found a bootleg for supercheap that claimed to have all the tracks from "Soul Crusher" and "Psycho-Head Blowout." I'm glad it was only $2.50, since it was actually a bootleg of a bootleg! Whoever put it together had a really bad quality scan of the back cover art, and of course the tracklist doesn't match. Mine has 10 tracks, instead of the 9 listed on that link. The CDDB listing that comes up doesn't quite match the corrected tracklist on that site, either... I'm kinda surprised this disc made it to the shelves at the used shop, since it's obviously a CD-R with a printed paper sticker on top... you can clearly see the 74 through the label! Decent sound quality, though. It was enough to hold me over until the release of the WZ boxset, "Let Sleeping Corpses Lie." You'll notice there is no link to download this bootleg. Reason being, the box set is still in print and worth it. (A review of that will be forthcoming...)

1 comment:

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