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Lawnmower Deth

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Recalling bands like Black Flag, Jerry's Kids, Sham 69, and the Circle Jerks (but much heavier), Lawnmower Deth acquired a small cult following by combining a classic punk/hardcore sound with the blistering intensity of thrash metal. But while those units had an angry sociopolitical agenda, this British band takes a very humorous, tongue-in-cheek approach on this highly entertaining 35-track CD (which boasts both studio and live recordings). Song titles like "Got No Legs? Don't Come Crawling to Me," "Satan's Trampoline," "Weebles Wobble but They Don't Fall Down," and "F.A.T. (Fascist and Tubby)" point to the fact that Lawnmower's main goal was to have fun at any cost. And on those songs, as well as the death metal/grindcore parody "Sharp Fucka Blades of Hades/March of Mods" and scorching covers of Motörhead's "Motorhead" and Kim Wilde's "Kids in America," the band does exactly that.

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Ooooh-Crikey it

One of the seminal albums of my teenage years this innovative bunch provided light relief from those rock acts who take themselves too seriously-after a successful Download 2009 they are returning to Derby on a larger stage this year-hurrah!

Oh crikey....its

Fantastic album...first heard it in `91 but was hard to get a copy.Got it now tho! Icky ficky is the `killer` 4 me & satans trampoline...but rest of record is great....get it!!!

So glad I've got this album, again!

I bought this album in 1991 and about 5 years ago someone nicked it, (if i ever find you I'll bite you, theif!!) Have trailed thru many websites and second hand record stores to no avail. But here it is, in all it's glory, still as funny, and intense, as I remember it, thankyou iTunes! If you fancy a giggle, buy this album!

Biography

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s

Lawnmower Deth's biggest claim to fame was having a sense of humor in the dead-serious world of heavy metal, and, not surprisingly, that same quality also proved their ultimate undoing. Based in Mansfield, England, the band was founded in 1987, at the height of the thrash metal movement, which already seemed to take itself less seriously than most metallic subgenres (most notably, Bermuda shorts-sporting New Yorkers Anthrax). Lawnmower Deth's members decided to adopt silly stage names, to boot: singer...
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