‘Fuckin’ A’- Anal Cunt

This 2011 release would go on to be the last full-length record from, arguably, the most offensive band of all time. ‘Fuckin’ A’ was an attempt at parody and satire of glam metal bands of the ’80s. Particularly, as is relayed in the cover art, Mötley Crüe. It goes without saying that there is a good portion of people who will hate this record and hate the band on principle. After all, these guys are so tasteless that they tend to challenge even the most calloused and black-humored of us. With that said, for those who can stomach the band’s most outrageous tendencies and who are able to get on the band’s wavelength, the chances are pretty good this will be an enjoyable listen. After all, this record is hilarious.

The infamous grindcore legends open this record with a track called “Fuck Yeah!” and, for those who find this kind of thing funny, it’s a total blast. There is definitely something to take note of here and that is the change in musical direction. The band have moved away from traditional, bone-splitting grindcore on this record for a sound that is more fitting for this record’s subject matter. Mind you, this record is still unbelievably heavy and abrasive, but it’s closer to crust punk than it is grindcore. This was no doubt a conscious decision from the band to fit the record, on a musical level, closer to the glam metal that it’s satirizing (even though crust punk and glam metal are a far cry from one another). Another highlight on the record is “Kickin’ Your Ass and Fuckin’ Your Bitch”, featuring lyrics that are so offensive and tasteless that it will be sure to make your average school girl question everything she’s ever been told. It’s a bit unclear whether or not this record exists in good spirit or general distaste for Crüe, but one thing is for sure and that is that this record struts along with such a gut-busting blender of disgusting humor that you might find yourself sickened by your own enjoyment of it. The track that seals the deal for this record is “All I Give a Fuck About Is Sex”. By this track’s conclusion, you’re granted full permission to like this record. Hey, there’s no shame in liking this band! Sure they’re disgusting, but they’re damn good at what they do. There’s no question about that. The band’s leader, Seth Putnam, is anything but shy with the pen.

The infamous Massachusetts grindcore trio treat us to what is a solid record on this outing. It does get a bit too repetitive at times, but generally speaking, this is a hilarious record and a record that is genuinely good. This isn’t a record for the thin-skinned, that’s for sure. After all, this band and many of their peers in the grindcore vein of extreme metal represent what is, almost unquestionably, the most extreme style of music ever to come out of a set of speakers. This alone will turn a lot of people off, but if you stick around (and you should), you’ll be treated to some of the darkest, most outrageous humor ever put to record. Perhaps enjoyment of this record is enough to cast a hideous shadow around a listener, but at the very least, that shadow will be a defining attribute to said listener’s character and worldview. Whatever you do, don’t be shy about it. Stand out. In its own putrid way, this record just about stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the Crüe record it’s parodying.

4/5

 

 

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