Revolting Cocks

You Goddamned Son of a Bitch: Live

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Arriving two years after the debut Big Sexy Land, Revolting Cocks' You Goddamned Son of a Bitch wasn't so much a live album as a truer, sicker representation of the group's angrily mechanistic, claustrophobic industrial grunt. Joining ringleader Al Jourgensen were Luc Van Acker, Chris Connelly, Paul Barker, and Bill Rieflin; together, they energized the stark nihilism of the Big Sexy material with insulting stage banter, vocals, samples that hit with a more vicious edge, and relentless programming and electronic percussion that removed the human being's eventual need for a rest. The result was a grinding industrial endurance test. In addition to "TV Mind" and "We Shall Cleanse the World," Goddamned Son of a Bitch was highlighted by its title track and "In the Neck"." ("I'm a killing machine!," went the latter's less than subtle lyrics, and it wasn't hard to believe.) Rykodisc reissued the album in 2004, as part of a series celebrating the early part of Al Jourgensen's career. Newly mastered, the album was also expanded to two discs, and augmented with live versions of "Stainless Steel Providers" and P.I.L.'s "Public Image" from a 1990 12".

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