Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
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Classic LA blues punk
J. Righter | Bethesda, MD United States | 12/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A truly great CD from the classic Flesh Eaters line-up (frontman Chris D., joined for this one time by John Doe and D.J. Bonebrake from X, Dave Alvin and Bill Bateman from the Blasters, and Steve Berlin, soon to join Los Lobos). I'll admit that Chris D.'s vocals are not for everyone (his voice can get a little shrill &/or overly whacked at times -- I dig it, but it drives others from the room), but if you like blues-drenched punk (something of a cross between early Gun Club and Fun House-era Stooges -- not fast, but heavy and intense), you are sure to like this one. Marimba, sax, epic tales of death, unrequited love, and self-mutilation...what's not to love? This album is proof of how diverse and creative punk could be. Plus, for all of you art-rockers out there, this is the same Chris D. that produced the Dream Syndicate's "Days of Wine and Roses" that you all love so much..."
A second to err, a minute to correct!
vonbontee | Mississauga, ON Canada | 07/13/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Just a minor correction here, Allen: Steve Berlin was actually the saxophonist for Los Lobos. It was Steve MACKAY who played superbly on FUN HOUSE: IMHO, the finest tenor-sax of any rock LP EVER! Anyhow, this is the only Flesheaters CD I've ever heard so I can't compare to their other releases, but I like this one just fine, thanks! Also, note that it's acid-damaged rock critic Byron Coley's all time favourite LP, for what that's worth..."
The Fleshbo's best album.
Elvis-from-Hell | Fort Lauderdale, FL USA | 10/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is Byron Coley's favorite album of all time. Does anything else need to be said?!? This album represents the best Flesheaters line up as well as the best songs. Despite Christgau's comment that Chris D. sounds like a strangled werewolf, the screams he lets loose on "See You in the Boneyard" are some of the most intense moments in all of rock 'n roll.A perfect album."