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Album Review

The title may certainly be a question the two members of this Florida duo asked each other after their lo-fi recording sessions of off-the-cuff drums and electric guitar interaction; this duo is a rock-noise outfit that seems set on destroying the academy with such simple tools. Like Ascension and the Blue Humans, they adopt the explosive spirit of free jazz as exemplified by John Coltrane and Rashied Ali's Interstellar Space and apply it to post-punk experimental aesthetics, resulting in chaos designed to be insulting to music lovers. This collection is not as effective a protest as it might proclaim, as destroying rock music would surely not begin with exploring its base elements to the degree that this duo does. Regardless of subversive sentiments, the guitarist and drummer trip themselves up on a few occasions, as the energy in this recording is a tell-tale sign of how much they love it — music in its most primitive and simplistic form.

Customer Reviews

The opposite of those below

This collection is exactly what the people below say if you are not into crushing and beautiful experimental anti-music. The people below are among the sorts that boo'd the band live I'm sure and not of the sorts that were influenced by their creation and went on to create what is now acceptable 'noise'. There really is a sentiment to HP that doesn't exist in too many other bands, the line of absolute chaos with sheer honesty is blurred. Anyway, this isn't an album, its a collection, in any case, if you are looking for something new to get lost in, that requires some thought and time, this could be for you. I personally think the cd picks up starting with track 15, "Please Don't Come Back From The Moon." Best song title ever. From there it goes on to more structured, while still inept, almost hardcore songs mixed between frantic free exploration. Viva la Harry Pusssssy.

This Could Be The Worst Album Ever Made

Don't bother. Seriously. If you buy this album, may God have pity on your soul.


I really would like to say that is all I have to say. I write reviews on here to stick up for the more subversive stuff and sometimes even to stick up for some pop slop that might need to slip between the cracks. This is the scariest stuff I have ever heard. I mean there is no care, want or need to make anything here that even resembles a song! I certainly have heard stuff like this before, at the end or start of songs or even in the middle or heck even a whole song, but never a whole album of sheer nastiness!!! I love it!!! So let me say this to all you so called metal fans who sort of think that stuff is the heaviest they make, and may always be looking for the next atrocity to make you parent's ears bleed. Let me make a suggestion… I say you need to get yourself some of the good natural stuff like my friends here, Harry. Who I imagine see the so called various "circle of friends" in the music world as bleeping bull'seyes!!! Enjoy, and uhh… maybe go to confessional afterwords.


Formed: 1992 in Miami, FL

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s

The clattering, shrieking din that was Harry Pussy spent much of the '90s as one of the most acclaimed sounds in the extreme noise underground, stamped with a seal of approval from the likes of Thurston Moore and Lou Barlow. Their brief, spastic, atonal freak-outs sat somewhere in between noise rock and free jazz, though they were actually much more planned out than improvised, to the disbelief of many who heard them. In addition to the expected Sonic Youth influence, Harry Pussy also echoed New...
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