Action Swingers - Quit While You're Ahead

Action Swingers - Quit While You're Ahead

Original Release Date

1994

Release Information

US CD (Caroline - CAROL 1750-2)
UK CD 1994 (Newt - TOAD 7CD)

1 Kicked In The Head 2:05
2 Bum My Trip 2:59
3 Miserable Life 4:19
4 Fear Of A Fucked Up Planet 1:47
5 Blow Job 2:40
6 Bent 1:24
7 I Got The Blues 1:11
8 Nembutal Sunset 2:41
9 In The Hole 3:08
10 Losing My Cool 3:16

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UK LP 1994 (Newt - TOAD 7LP)

A1 Kicked In The Head 2:05
A2 Bum My Trip 2:59
A3 Miserable Life 4:19
A4 Fear Of A Fucked Up Planet 1:47
A5 Blow Job 2:40
B1 Bent 1:24
B2 I Got The Blues 1:11
B3 Nembutal Sunset 2:41
B4 In The Hole 3:08
B5 Losing My Cool 3:16

Credits

Ned Hayden - vocals, guitar
Julia Cafritz - lead guitar
Johan - drums (Tracks 4-8)
Don Fleming - drums (Tracks 4-8), bass (Tracks 9-10)
J Mascis - drums (Tracks 9-10)

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: This compilation assimilates both sides of the Bum My Trip and Fear Of A Fucked Up Planet singles, 'Bent' from 1990's From Twisted Minds Come (Twisted Minds) compilation and a five unreleased tracks. Apart from 'Kicked In The Head', it isn't worth a damn: lethargic metal-industrial-grunge-punk.

ALL MUSIC GUIDE: After Quit While You're Ahead's first song, "Kicked in the Head," it's pretty obvious where the rest of the album is going -- each song highlights a single, gritty, repetitive riff, and a single, screamed melody. The simplicity and repetition give the songs the potential to grow extremely annoying, but the lo-fi, Dinosaur Jr.-esque feel of the production keeps them from sounding like poorly written rock; in the end, the tracks sound like the hard-rock parodies on Ween's early albums ("You Fucked Up," etc.).

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