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Hot Dog Cart Hunger
Released: 2011, Indie
Man, ya gotta be a child of the 80’s to really appreciate this kind of thing. And having a sense of humour as well doesn’t hurt. Necrocomicon (Necro+ Comic+ Convention… get it?) has got to be one of the cooler ‘necro’ named bands in a while. Great album cover and title too. You really have to known your 80’s movies (in this case Ghostbusters) to get the HOT DOG CART HUNGER reference. Necrocomiccon is a very amusing side project of a couple of the dudes from Helcaraxe including Pat from Swashbuckle so ya know it has to be good.
Joke or not, it’s fun and essentially it is a Black Metal piss-take of 80’s pop tunes. Yes, cover songs done black Metal. Where as bands like the Northern Kings take a serious approach, these guys have fun with the concept. HOT DOG CART HUNGER runs through 10 cuts, plus an intro and outro in a mere 29 minutes, blazing through some songs that had popularity back in the day. I think, along with Xentrix naturally, Necrocomiccon are only the second band to tackle Ray Parker Jr.’s, ‘Ghostbusters’...to a degree anyway. It’s nice to see the Top Gun Soundtrack, perhaps the quintessential 80’s movie soundtrack, get representation with ‘Danger Zone’. The band tear through lots of other pop tunes in a Blackend Death style but still having the core melody be recognizable.
The production is raw, the presentation is fast and loose almost to the point of coming off the rails. Footloose and fancy-free this is one of the better (don’t say ‘novelty’!) cover albums I’ve heard in a long time. Slimer would be proud.
1. Hot Dog Cart Hunger
2. Careless Whisper
3. (I Just) Died In Your Arms
4. Everyone Wants To Rule The World
5. Danger Zone
6. Eye Of The Tiger
7. Owner Of A Lonely Heart
8. Somebody's Watching Me
9. Push It To The Limit
10. The Final Countdown
11. In The Air Tonight
12. Bonus Track
Rick Ghastly - Drums, bass, keyboards, some guitars, vocals
Kill Coffins - most guitars, vocals
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