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© Atlantic Records
Year of Release: 1992
(Why Are We) Trapped
VvV (Vulva Void)
Take Me Home
The Evil Children
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King Missle's music was brought up to everyone's attention on MTV's
Beavis & Butthead. More importantly, was their song "Detachable
Penis." The album this particular song is from, is from their 1992 release,
The opening track, "Sink" has an Alternative Sound, much like the
Smashing Pumpkins. Please note, that "Sink" is Track 2 from this CD, as
the first track is a very short introduction. "Martin Scorese" has very
vulgar lyrics, even though the band is expressing how much they enjoy Scorese's
films. (Nice to know that the booklet with the CD includes lyrics to each song.)
"(Why Are We) Trapped" has a U2-ish sound, from their later albums, such
as Joshua Tree. A very good song, it also has a harder rock edge than
"It's Saturday" storyline is how one is independent from anyone, as
this song is more of a spoken word track. Another good Alternative Rock song
is the next track, "VvV (Vulva Void)". "Metanoia" has a much
harder Alternative Rock edge, as if mixing Alternative Rock with Punk. It's
a strange song, and some can say the same for "Detachable Penis."
"Take Me Home" is even more strange, as the guitars have a 1960s
Psychedelic feel, maybe even the early years of Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd.
Now this album is getting more stranger, psychedelia keeps going with
"Ed." A more mellower and pleasant sound is heard on "Anywhere."
Strangeness returns with "The Evil Children" Also strange is the next
tracks, "Glass/And." If you mix the 1960s Surf sound with today's
Alternative, it just may sound like "King Murdock," a short less than
a minute instrumental.
"I'm Sorry" is mellow, and more of a spoken word track.
"Heaven" is another mellow slow paced tune, but the singing could have
been alot better. The ending title track is just as bad, sounding like music
at a very depressing funeral.
King Missle's Happy Hour is anything but. Although the first 6
tracks are very enjoyable Alternative Rock songs, the rest of the album just
keeps getting stranger and stranger. Music not for everyone, the only good
thing about this album was "Detachable Penis," a strange song to listen
to, it was praised by Beavis & Butthead, making any fan of theirs curious to
listen to the bands that Beavis & Butthead "enjoy." As a whole, Happy
Hour will not define an hour's worth of listening.
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