Saturday, October 24, 2009

Racially Yours

I'm mainly posting this for my bandmate and friend Jason Walton. He enjoys things that are uncomfortable, so it came as a bit of a shock to me when he told me he had never heard of The Frogs. Perhaps you haven't either. Anyhoo, The Frogs are this fucked up band from Milwaukee that play sugary sweet pop songs that are unafraid to fucking "go there." In fact The Frogs seem to delight in making you uncomfortable or tickled depending on just how tight your ass is. Racially Yours was the band's fifth release and it deals with, well you guessed it, race. The hardest of topics to discuss. Proof in the fact that Homestead records refused to release the album upon it's completion in 2000, but fortunately a decidedly less tight-assed Four Alarm records stepped up and got it out there. With songs like "Full of Monkeys" and "Darkmeat for Sale" you might want to dismiss this as some crude Bootleg Bill type of redneckery, but The Frogs, while being controversial, are often thought provoking, clever, and profound in their ruminations on race. Can you handle it?

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Evolution of a man
www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-WZRUIfHjo&feature=related
www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6Jnv3v5W7E
www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfjzKYXzsjA&feature=related
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPp2YLgmVuo

you see, these guys have no time for football and academic clitoridians

GOODNIGHT WHATEVER YOU ARE! said...

DUDE! you rule, I totally love this album, thnks for Mp3 versions. I need to put up "its only right and natural". Great record man by a truly unique band, thank you

theheft said...

Oh I love the Frogs!!!!!!!!!! I've Got Drugs has to be my favorite song.

Anonymous said...

GWYA
Your blog entertains
(what does mean social graveyard ?)

ReallyGood@Wounding said...

I love the corpsepaint! How grim and frostbitten! Hey, wait a minute...

Morgan said...

yes!! Greg brought a Frogs tape on Black Rainbow tour last spring, and I feel like we spent the entire drive from s.f. to Portland listening to "I Like Drugs" on repeat the entire way.

Doug said...

the frogs...i remember hearing them in high school...the album "my daughter the broad" with such lovely songs as "who's sucking on grandpas balls since grandma ain't home tonight" and "which one of you gave my daughter the dope".
as always, thanks again.

FatherOfLies23 said...

There was a collection of the rare stuff (Made Up Songs, etc) up on Demonoid, but I don't know if you can find it with Demonoid being down. Toy Porno is also up on there.

ben said...

is this the same band kim deal used to champion?

Aesop said...

Don't know. If she has any brains she did.

Ambassador MAGMA said...

The Frogs are truly epic. The Smashing Pumpkins stole a riff from them and made a (s)hit. I'm not sure if they were ever compensated but they sure as shit didn't get any recognition from it.

It's Only Right and Natural is my personal favorite. It continually blows my mind.

FatherOfLies23 said...

I'm pretty sure Kim Deal is the one that personally invited The Frogs to play ATP this year.

Aesop said...

A member of The Frogs played keyboards in Smashing Pumpkins for a time.

Anonymous said...

This album was and is classic. Do you have the live version of this album? That is what I wanna here. and your blog rocks as always. and for those who can't handle non-metal posts. frick 'em.
----couch bob.

GOODNIGHT WHATEVER YOU ARE! said...

The social gravyard is my life!
Im a reclusive weirdo who hates people but, craves their exeptence, ha ha

I seen Sabastian bach about ten years ago with one of these dude playing gutar in a gint green burd outfit....Amazing!

Steven said...

"...thought provoking, clever, and profound..."
You forgot "consistently hilarious."

Anonymous said...

Give me a piece of meat give me anything. I'm hungry. How are you supposed to eat meat with a bent throat?

FatherOfLies23 said...

Sailors board me now
I was born to be fucked like a cow
Cowards!
Men who don't fuck me are cowards!
Girls who get near me are fools

Mike Desert said...

Billy Corgan produced their more commercial Bowie-ish EP. Maybe that was payment for ripping them off? What song did he rip off?

Also I just posted "My Daughter The Broad" if anyone's interested!
http://blogthejerk.blogspot.com/

RyGar said...

Yup, I also love the Frogs. I know Eddie Vedder was financially backing them for a long time. He was also promoting the hell out of Zeke, back in the day.

Anonymous said...

Did someone saw the graffiti meeting in Texas ? amazing

cjejons said...

Awesome, thanks.

The Regal King Sapsucker said...

Repost in memorium?

The Regal King Sapsucker said...

Repost in memorium?