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Album: Songs About Fucking
# Song Title   Time
1)    Power of Independent Trucking
2)    Model, The
3)    Bad Penny
4)    L Dopa
5)    Precious Thing
6)    Colombian Necktie
7)    Kitty Empire
8)    Ergot
9)    Kasimir S. Pulaski Day
10)    Fish Fry
11)    Pavement Saw
12)    Tiny, King of the Jews
13)    Bombastic Intro
14)    He's a Whore
 

Album: Songs About Fucking
# Song Title   Time
1)    Power of Independent Trucking
2)    Model, The
3)    Bad Penny
4)    L Dopa
5)    Precious Thing
6)    Colombian Necktie
7)    Kitty Empire
8)    Ergot
9)    Kasimir S. Pulaski Day
10)    Fish Fry
11)    Pavement Saw
12)    Tiny, King of the Jews
13)    Bombastic Intro
14)    He's a Whore
 
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Performer Notes
  • Big Black: Steve Albini, Melvin Belli (guitar); David Michael Riley (bass).
  • Personnel: Steve Albini (guitar, drum programming); Santiago Durango (guitar).
  • SONGS ABOUT FUCKING, the last Big Black studio album, ups the aggression ante on almost every front. The music is more bombastic, the production is harsher, and the lyrics are even more confrontational, delivered even more stridently than before. Rather than riding out the inevitable process of decaying into a watered-down travesty of itself, the band was determined to leave as big a smear across the pavement on the way down as possible.
  • From the opening "The Power Of Independent Trucking," a hopped-up crash course through the intersection of punk and industrial, Big Black takes no prisoners. A cover of Kraftwerk's "The Model" shows that no cow is too sacred for Albini, as does the disc's bonus track, a stunningly fuzzy cover of "He's A Whore," originally by fellow Chicago-ans, Cheap Trick. The clanging "Fish Fry" is a charming assault addressing the topic of murder at a drive-in. The band even provides its very own theme song, a 35-second bruiser called "Bombastic Intro." Rarely has a mere album been so brutal. SONGS ABOUT FUCKING can be cited as an indelible influence on the mid-to-late-'90s glut of techno-industrial bands.
Professional Reviews
Spin (5/01, p.112) - Ranked #41 in Spin's "50 Most Essential Punk Records" - "...Steve Albini's 1st band quits while it's ahead, cranks the guitars to 'liquefy' and the jokes to 'immolate,' feeds the corpse to the drum machine, and then kicks it a few times..."

Mojo (Publisher) (3/01, p.115) - "...The sound of a band hurtling towards its own destruction and relishing every second. A breathless tumult of programmed drums, shredding guitars and bad attitude...reaching a brutal apotheosis..."

NME (Magazine) (11/28/92, p.30) - 9 - Excellent Plus - "...the sound of a band with its foot lodged on the accelerator and headed straight for the wall. Beautiful..."
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