Label: Ipecac Recordings
Seattle's eternal sasquatches teach a class on the weird world before grunge: mid '60s (Fugs) to early '80s (Venom, Scientists, Pop-O-Pies, Tales of Terror), but mostly '70s. J.G. Thirlwell and Jello Biafra help rave up the space glam in Bowie's thin white "Station to Station" and Roxy Music's inflatable "In Every Dream Home a Heartache"; Clem Burke and Halo of Flies' Tom Hazelmyer add punk push to The Kinks' "Attitude" and the Jam's "Art School" (done as Anti-Nowhere League oi!). Ram Jam and Divine don't work as well, but it was wise to save the Throbbing Gristle lab experiment for last.