RELEASE
1981
LABEL
Thirsty Ear
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Industrial, Post-Punk, Experimental Rock

Album Review

Recording under the moniker You've Got Foetus on Your Breath, Jim Thirwell, aka Foetus, released his first album, Deaf, in 1981. Thirwell's eccentric trademark sound -- a confrontational sonic tapestry based on harshly recorded instruments, noises, samples, and voices -- is firmly established on Deaf. The songs are twisted heaps of sound that sometimes resemble Frank Zappa outtakes being pummeled to death by Einst├╝rzende Neubauten -- and Thirwell's scatological, antisocial lyrics only add to the bizarreness. If you've got the stomach for it, Deaf can be rewarding -- but it's also a great way to clear the room at a party.
Andy Hinds, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. New York or Bust!http://itunes.apple.com/album/deaf/id334578985?uo=5
  2. Is That a Linehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/deaf/id334578985?uo=5
  3. Why Can't It Happen to Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/deaf/id334578985?uo=5
  4. I Am Surrounded by Incompetencehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=334580587&id=334578985
  5. What Have You Been Doing?http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=334580708&id=334578985
  6. Today I Started Slogging Againhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=334580812&id=334578985
  7. Harold McMillanhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=334581036&id=334578985
  8. Thank Heaven for Push Button Phoneshttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=334581379&id=334578985
  9. Flashbackhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=334581463&id=334578985
  10. Negative Energyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/deaf/id334578985?uo=5
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