Lawnmower Deth was introduced to me, as many favorite bands were, on the ride to Highland High school with my pal Rik Henry. This album reminds me of Rik drinking screwdrivers while driving me to school and praying we made it there in one piece. But I'm not going to lie - I did feel like we were total badasses. I guess we were. And this was part of the soundtrack to our teenage rebellion.
Originally formed as SCRAWM in 1987 - these English dudes set out to have a thrash metal band. I suppose like many thrash metal bands - they kind of got bored with the some old faster faster harder harder scream scream scream. So they reformed as Lawnmower Deth and put a humorous slant on their music. Where many have failed in this plight, Lawnmower Deth still kept their thrash-chops - not letting the funny compromise the thrash. I'm glad. I'm one of those jerks that can't stand The Dave Brockie Experience - and its simply cause it is made MORE to be hilarious and less to be kick ass metal. Still love Gwar though. Gwar forever.
According to Wikipedia - pop punk is the reason this band broke up. Once all that Green Day noise gained notoriety with the kids - Lawnmower Deth just couldn't sell records anymore. They still have a myspace. And we still have great albums such as the one I'm sharing with you.
From Wikipedia: Lawnmower Deth's second studio album, Return of the Fabulous Metal Bozo Clowns, was released in 1992. The band's sense of humour extended into their cheap but enjoyable music videos. Both "Kids in America" and "Lawnmowers for Heroes, Comics for Zeros", the latter from Metal Bozo Clowns, were recorded on home video cameras and edited in an amateur fashion.
Return of the Fabulous Metal Bozo Clowns
1. The Return Of The Fabulous Metal Bozo Clowns
2. Jaggered Wedge
3. Bad Toad
5. Drunk In Charge Of An Ugly Face
6. Paranoid Polaroid
7. Frash For Cash
8. Crazy Horses
9. Enter Mr. Formica (Icky Ficky Pt. II)
10. Lawnmowers For Heroes, Comics For Zeros
11. Urban Surfer 125
12. A Is For Asswipe
13. Sorrow (So Dark, So Scared)
14. Goldfish Podge
15. R.F. Potts
16. Wormy Eyes
17. Be Scene, Not Heard
18. Egg Sandwich
19. Anyone For Tinnies
20. King Of The Pharaohs
21. Illinois Enema Bandit
22. Fookin' Moo Vit