10.25.2015

LARD









































"Pure chewing satisfaction"
Year:  1997
Country:  US
City:  San Francisco
Label:  Alternative Tentacles
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  8
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  electronic , rock
Style:        Industrial        Punk



























The sporadic collaborations of ex-Dead Kennedys yowler Jello Biafra and the members of Ministry have always proved somewhat mysterious. Sure, both are kings of their respective genres and evidently work well together in the studio, but think about this. What do they do for lunch? A contradictory vision of Biafra unwrapping his organically grown and correctly harvested sprout sandwich while Al Jourgensen ties off and raises a vein in the bathroom often troubles my sight. Nonetheless, arriving seven years after the awesome Last Temptation of Reid, Lard's third disc delivers exactly what you've come to expect from this oxymoronic pairing. Machine-gun guitars and hyper-trebled drums underpinning Biafra's high, nagging vocals. Songs lambasting the usual gang of suspects: greedy generals, San Francisco cops, the Christian Coalition, advocates of the death penalty, rednecks, MTV. New twists? There aren't many, but "Live Free Or Die," introduces eerie vocal treatments and dexterous use of a Skilsaw, and the country-style "Sidewinder" swings like hell's own line-dance. He thing is this: You already know whether you like Lard, and Chewing isn't going to sway that opinion one way or the other. To us Lardheads, this one sounds like Jourgensen and Biafra put aside their dietary differences and indulged themselves in a healthy seven-year bitch. Delicious!" - Magnet
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"The last temptation of reid"
Year:  1990
Country:  US
City:  San Francisco
Label:  Alternative Tentacles
Format:  CD
Tracks:  9
Time:  35 min.
Genre:  rock , electronic
Style:       Industrial        Punk


























No one seemed to give a shit when I posted "Pure chewing satisfaction" a while back, but I'm gonna keep at it. Lard is Ministry as fronted by the ever sarcastic and satirical Jello Biafra -- a combination that works way better than you might think - and both of their LP´s are classics of punk, politically inclined industrial metal. At times, "The Last Temptation" gets a little too wacky for its one good, but the metal bits are killer. Lyrically Jello Biafra continues his particular way of sing and to write harsh denounces and critics mixed with jokes, parody or irony, as in his old legend band: Dead Kennedys.
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