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THE FEEDERZ- s/t 7"EP (Anxiety Records, USA, 1980)

The notorious FEEDERZ, before relocating to San Francisco and messing shit up (reportedly, Frank Discussion had an affair with Jello Biafra’s girlfriend), released their first 7″ on Anxiety Records in 1980 already (it has been re-released on Placebo Records with a different sleeve, though I have also seen copies with the Placebo sleeve and the original Anxiety pressed vinyl for whatever reason).
Although I fancy the bands later 2 albums very much (especially the 2nd one, “Teachers in Space”, which is very original sounding), my fave pick remains the 7″. Not only does it feature the best available of 3 versions of “Jesus” – the other songs are incredible too! It’s like somebody would slowly drag you through an acid bath, so much hatred, cynicism and negativity pours from these seven inches! To me, The Feederz always seemed like the rotten evil brother of the Dead Kennedys and I can’t help but notice how silly and clownesque all these Black Metal bands of today are compared to this (for instance, watch that laughable new Celtic Frost videoclip, you can find it on the web. They’re trying so hard yet seem like a Mary Poppins parody compared to Feederz).

Unfortunately, The Feederz, like so many of their contemporaries, decided to come back from the mild graves of early fame, to release a third album some years ago. It contained nothing but the same formula. Very, very dissapointing and dull – they (or should I say Frank Discussion himself) even had a pro-filesharing song, haha. Now that was as rebellious as bankers smoking pot. But let’s not get our love for the original, historical Feederz distracted by that shameful moment.

Jesus.mp3
Stop you’re killing me.mp3
Avon Lady.mp3
Terrorist.mp3

19 Comments

  1. DEATH TO FALSE BLOGS

    hey , great story , dude , i wish the people give more importance to the past music (the true one) to the actual inventions or jello stuff gossip.

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    Posted on 23-Oct-06 at 03:44 | Permalink
  2. E.

    Now young man please please please tell me what a “false blog” is and why it should die and how a blog can die after all, will you?

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    Posted on 23-Oct-06 at 03:57 | Permalink
  3. Anonymous

    “death to false blogs” – what an idiot!

    great post of a great band! the thrid lp was called “vandalism: beautiful as a rock in a cop’s face”. i too thought, c’mon frank it’s over ….

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    Posted on 23-Oct-06 at 04:44 | Permalink
  4. fred

    You, sir, are mistaken about the quality of the Feederz last LP, Vandalism Beautiful as a Rock in a Cop’s Face. That is their best LP, and compares favorably with this 45. You need to give it another listen. Best lp of 2004!

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    Posted on 23-Oct-06 at 05:18 | Permalink
  5. malfeitor

    My mom broke this 7″ in half, and she is usually quite sweet. She found it THAT offensive. I would almost say it was a rather punk move on her part. At least it was just the Placebo version.

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    Posted on 23-Oct-06 at 05:54 | Permalink
  6. E.

    Wow, malfeitor, wouldn’t know what I had done to my mom if she had broken one of my fave records. These days, I’m burning her AC/DC and Motörhead CD’s (she’s in her 70s).

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    Posted on 23-Oct-06 at 06:24 | Permalink
  7. haizman

    Can you check the Jesus link? It appears to not be working..

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    Posted on 23-Oct-06 at 08:40 | Permalink
  8. Peter - KBDRecords

    Genious. That’s all that’s need to be said.

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    Posted on 23-Oct-06 at 09:35 | Permalink
  9. E.

    “Jesus” is up now! (that sounded great, huh)

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    Posted on 23-Oct-06 at 10:16 | Permalink
  10. Anonymous

    E. is so right about that 3rd lp. Great post btw. Great blog!

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    Posted on 23-Oct-06 at 13:10 | Permalink
  11. Eric

    “Jesus” still stands as one of the most offensive songs as all-time, which is alright in my book. “Avon Lady” is the sh!t too, I’ve always loved the twang and the guitar freakout at the 1:05 mark.

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    Posted on 23-Oct-06 at 19:32 | Permalink
  12. Anonymous

    “Jesus” is one of the most offensive songs ever, and the best version of it is on this EP. The whole EP is a great snotty masterpiece! The later version of “Jesus” on the “Let Them Eat Jellybeans” comp LP lacks the smae punch as the EP version. I was reading this recent book called “Going Underground” (great read!) and they talked in there about how Frank Discussion from the FeederZ ended up having an affair with Jello Biafra’s wife after he moved to San Francisco. Plus the book discusses some of the Feederz’s hilarious hijinks and pranks. Fantastic book available directly from the author George Hurchalla at Zuo Press.com

    -Tony in Chicago

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    Posted on 24-Oct-06 at 05:18 | Permalink
  13. Scott

    The links to the cover art seem to be broken. Any chance you could repost them so my Placebo pressing can at least have a nice print out of the Anxiety sleeve?

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    Posted on 19-Aug-08 at 11:52 | Permalink
  14. @ Scott: I can do that as soon as my main computer is back from being repaired. I have all relevant data on the backup.

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    Posted on 19-Aug-08 at 11:57 | Permalink
  15. Speed

    I dunno, I like the Jellybeans version of “Jesus” better. Maybe it’s just because I’m so used to it. Offensive song, but one of the catchiest punk tunes ever!

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    Posted on 31-Dec-08 at 09:54 | Permalink
  16. Francesco

    I don’t get that KBD singles hype. Sure, the record’s not bad, but it’s only about a 10 percent of skill of what they did on “Ever Feel Like Killing Your Boss”, the first album. The music on this 7″ sounds like the band played in a paper tube, a very lo-fi and thin sound and no to very little drive. The first album simply blows the roof off, though it’s also very compressed with it’s 17 or so titles. The songs are more deverse, harsh, have a real drive and all in all it just looks like a blossom. The artwork’s way better too on all later records. It’s the same with the DICKS. People fork over from 300 up to 800 Dollars for the debut singles, just because they have a limited pressing number. Though everyone goes crazy about “Dicks Hate The Police”, I find it hard to believe that they really believe that this single, with very poor artwork, is better than the debut LP, “Kill From The Heart”. It’s he complete same case with the FEEDERZ. Both debut albums are as good as it gets, real classics with real good artwork that stand the test of time. I don’t mean to piss off anyone here, but I just can’t help finding this KBD phenomenon very strange.

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    Posted on 02-Nov-09 at 02:43 | Permalink
  17. Francesco

    I forgot to say something about “Vandalism: Beautiful As A Rock In A Cop’s Face”. I think it’s ok. It has a few weak points musically (“Bend Over Beethoven” and [maybe] “Aborted Jesus”) and graphically, the insert has a rather low resolution and the dialogues are, like on the 7″, not that good.
    Some of the songs are new recordings of very old material, like “Avon Lady”, “Why Don’t You Just Die”, “Stop You’re Killing Me” and maybe one other (not “Jesus”).
    The opening track, “Break It All”, is as good as it gets, sends shivers down my spine and the second, “No Shopping”, is also excellent.
    From what I hear will the next record be the soundtrack to Frank’s movie, “Amor Y Saqueo”. Let’s see!

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    Posted on 02-Nov-09 at 02:55 | Permalink
  18. Francesco

    Also note that the first four songs on the second side of the first FEEDERZ album (“Games”, “Subscription”, “Stayfree”, “Dead Bodies”) were originally to be their second single, but the band had split up by then, their drummer died of a drug overdose, so they put it on the album. There’s a real progress from the “Jesus” songs to these later four.

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    Posted on 02-Nov-09 at 03:02 | Permalink
  19. Nathan.G

    Is this homophobic?

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    Posted on 26-Dec-10 at 02:15 | Permalink

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