The Raunchy Young Lepers

The Raunchy Young Lepers

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Originally known, with delightful simplicity, as "Sex," this album finds the Raunchy Young Lepers still merrily wallowing in filth of their own devising. Indeed, the first track probably ranks as undoubtedly the most offensive song they ever did, which, considering tracks elsewhere like "Long-Time Lesbians," is saying something. Entitled "No No No," it has 28086 playing a simple but actually quite effective guitar line, at least when it doesn't start falling apart halfway through. The vocals, though -- where to begin? Dr. Pain details a scenario "late one night, alone in my bed," only to be attacked by "a big black dude, a homosexual mass." The Goat-Boy plays said figure, who in the middle of his depravities says "I can't rap, so I'm a gay rapist!" With that as a truly impossible-to-top watermark (and thank heaven for that), the Lepers once again come up with a series of rants, poorly performed craziness, and more. "Sex Slave Auction" nearly reaches the same sublime level of "No No No," Dr. Pain breathlessly yelling auctioneer-style before the Goat-Boy kicks in with such winning lyrics as, "Sex slave auctiiiiiiion/Bitches up for sale!" Dr. Pain's imitation of one of the said slaves can easily induce catatonic shock in the unprepared. An endless version of "Wild Thing" -- yes, that's "Wild Thing" -- finds itself stripped down to one guitar and its lyrics changed: "You make everything...sh*tty!" "One 'n' One," a variant of "All Day and All of the Night," has Dr. Pain rasping about "f*cking on the floor in the bathroom." Further highlights: "4th Grade Satanist," another Dr. Pain/Goat-Boy duet laden with the devil and "f*ck yous" in equal measure; "La Chanson Francais," featuring the Goat-Boy railing against his French teacher; and the acoustic "Hermaphrodite" ("can you screw yourself?"). The Goat-Boy gets the last word with the rumbling bass of "Exploitation of Women," which, as a peek into his psyche, is at once hilarious and horrifying.

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