Various Artists

September 9, 2006

Mesomorph Enduros
Big Cat Records

A slice o’ time compiled by Jim (Foetus) Thirwell.
15 very noisy (or otherwise deviant) bands show the more abrasive side to early nineties rock, just to show it’s not all about flannel, stagediving and soul-patches. This comp really defines the AmRep/Matador/Touch & Go aesthetic of that era as well, as typified by Jesus Lizard’s Stub, Of Cabbaages & King’s horrific The Reign and Tad’s Pig Iron. This is a dank, noisy trip to the gutter all round. Many of these tracks appear elsewhere, but it’s a great standalone sampler of Mr. Foetus’s favorite (circa 1992) noise mongers that went straight to the cutout bins and shortly disappeared forever.

Track Listing

1. Cop Shoot Cop – Room 429
2. Melvins – Vile
3. Jesus Lizard – Nub
4. Hammerhead – Louse
5. Helios Creed – Sister Sarah
6. Tad – Pig Iron
7. Foetus Inc. – Incesticide
8. Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 – Nothing Solid
9. Laughing Hyenas – Candy
10. Drunk Tank – Hog Ditch
11. Pain Teens – Hands in Fire
12. Of Cabbages and Kings – The Reign
13. Barkmarket – Johnny Shiv
14. Unsane – Bath
15. Motherhead Bug – Blister

Mesomorph Enduros



  1. Cop Shoot Cop
    Jesus Lizard
    Foetus Inc.
    this are my favourites already so almost nothing can go wrong hewre
    gracias Ugly !!

  2. thanx for this
    i have it in k7!!
    do you have “Nothing Short of Total War”? with very early Sonic Youth ones and others..

  3. No, Sadly I don’t.
    I used to own a lot of compilations on vinyl, but parted with many of them before the advent of digital archiving.
    One I wished I held on to was Communicate: Live at the Thames Poly, which had a very early Sonic Youth performance, some Conflict, Marc Riley and the Creepers and tons of others.

  4. Excuse me, could you please upload this again? o-o

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