Welcome back for a special limited return of Rewind Wednesday(1). As I promised, this week’s edition of Rewind Wednesday is some what Hellbound, as in when I found out The Nekromantix are putting on a show at the Fubar this Friday the 13th I decided it was time I worked through their discography proper starting with their first album “Hellbound”.
In The Nekromantix’s, a psychobilly band from Copenhagen, near 30 year existence, The Nekromantix(2) has had an appreciable growth spurt starting with their 4th album “Demons are a Girl’s Best Friend”. This is not to say that the first three albums are rubbish, because they’re not, as I really love “S&M” on Curse of the Coffin, “Bloody Holiday” and the titular song on the Brought back to Life (again) album. After that I feel like to date the strongest album is “Life is a Grave and I Dig it”.
Life is a Grave and I Dig it – track list
- “Horny in a Hearse”
- “Life Is a Grave & I Dig It!”
- “My Girl”
- “Rot In Hell!”
- “Voodoo Shop Hop”
- “Cave Canem”
- “Flowers Are Slow”
- “Anaheim After Dark”
- “Panic at the Morgue”
- “Out Comes the Batz”
- “Anaheim After Dark (instrumental)”
There are no bad songs on this album, just songs that are less excellent than the par the majority of the album sets. The only songs I don’t feel are excellent on this album are tracks 1, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 11 and that’s from one or two passes. Honestly track one opens real strong and is a good song but gets waaaay out shined by the next track (which might be my second favourite song on the album, I really love the “staccato galloping” sound that sounds like spoons or drumsticks in “Panic at the Morgue”). Overall this is the general pattern for this album, like they knew they had a solid 8 songs and another 6 good ones. The way the track list is set up, it seems to be the case to me. 1 good, 2 – 4 solid, 5 good, 6 solid, 7 and 8 good, etc.
I’m really excited for their St Louis show this Friday night at the Fubar. Tickets are $13 and the show starts at 7pm. Ticket information here.
As if it wasn’t enough that The Nekromantix are playing here in St Louis on Friday the 13th (when I’m available to go and with a hot date) but…
THE MOTHERFUCKING CREEPSHOW ARE PLAYING THE SAME VENUE SATURDAY THE 14TH!!!
If you’re not a regular here, you may not appreciate why my energy levels are so high about The Creepshow but however the short version is they’re my favourite band and I. Cannot. Stop. Writing. About. Them.(3)
I’m also going to The Creepshow’s show the next night, same place and time but tickets are only $12. Ticket information here.
Tune in Friday for the a special “Friday the 13th” comic (A WILD NEW CHARACTER MAY APPEAR…)
- I’m practically counting this week a holiday week however I have also learned from this week that I cannot keep up with more than a column and a comic weekly plus my other projects plus my day job, with any regularity. If anyone wants to take up the column though, feel free to contact me.
- I’m playing the “proper collective noun game” here because “The Nekromantix” is Kim Nekroman and his Coffinbass (a custom double bass shaped like a coffin with a big black cross for a head) as they’re the sole consistent members of the band over the years.
- Counting the current post, this will be the 6th time I’ve written about them:
My first Rewind Wednesday – “The Creepshow (band)”
A Sketch inspired by their song “The House on Cherry Hill”
Another Rewind Wednesday playlist themed on female punk rock lead singers
Playlist of Punk Rock songs featuring harmonica
And the last time they were on tour and came through St Louis whilst I was in the UK