Badmen, Butchers, and Bleeders


The liner notes seem to indicate that the original 1992-’94 sessions that make up this reissue of Cocknoose’s first album were legendary and then some. And although that’s pretty far off the mark, there’s no denying the quality of the raw, messy punk rawk on here and the stupid grin it’ll put on your face.

Drunk death punk for the Southern masses, Cocknoose are equal parts Mötorhead, G. G. Allin and Turbonegro and would go miles to avoid even hearing the word subtle. And while tracks like “Livin’ on the Run” and “A.W.O.L.” prove that they actually got more accomplished and even a bit mellow — relatively speaking — over the years, the ten songs culled from their initial 1992 sessions are pretty convincing by anyone’s tractor punk standards.

The cover says 16 tracks, but you’ll find a full 99 on here. Most of them consisting of 12 seconds of silence, although no. 69 appropriately kicks in with some half-assed punk rock. There’s something to be said for that.

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