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HORROR PLANET- Cow Pies from Hell 7"EP (selfproduced, USA, 1985)

You know, the problem with posts like this is, that they’ll eat up the blog in the end. There aren’t that many obscure HC and Punk records left, and now there’s one less that awaits resurrection. And here we have, methinks, an extraordinarily great piece of plastic by NY’s HORROR PLANET!

On a decriptive note, this sounds a lot like Canada’s PERSONALITY CRISIS, mostly due to the great opera-vocals. Other than that, the band was pretty experienced, from what it seems, and plays around in a highly enjoyable and sarcastic way with the typical HC standards. Lyrically, as you can guess by the titles, it’s quite trippy too …
Ordered this in 1985 from Germany’s “Sasquatsch” mailorder, and with that being said, I’m already running out of info on this one. Rumor has it, this is pre-Ludichrist (who had a fantastic demo and an even better LP in the later 80s).
Flex! (hi Burkhard) says, there’s probably only 50 made of the the cloth sleeve and I do hope that’s true, cause I would pity the band members for the effort otherwise.

My fave on this is probably “The Kid whose Brain was loose”. Listen to the guitar – crazy!!!
And now, let’s hope the price of this great 7″ will double!


It wasn’t the Fleas.mp3
Grandma Blood …..mp3
Expand your Mind (and shorten your Life).mp3
Paramecium.mp3
My Pizzeria.mp3
The Kid whose Brain was loose.mp3

20 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    you seriously have the ear! thanks for yet another unheard gem. really amazing.

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    Posted on 11-Jan-07 at 11:26 | Permalink
  2. Anonymous

    WEIRD!!!!! Takes a couple of listens, I reckon. How about posting PERSONALITY CRISIS in the mean time?

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    Posted on 11-Jan-07 at 13:07 | Permalink
  3. Anonymous

    I can see this one growing on me–this style of singing always cracked me up. Get the lead singers of Circle One, Drunk Injuns, Personality Crisis and these guys on one stage and you’d have yourself a show.

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    Posted on 11-Jan-07 at 15:26 | Permalink
  4. Anonymous

    oh man, you gotta post some UXA since you mentioned it on your “On Heavy Rotation:”

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    Posted on 11-Jan-07 at 15:40 | Permalink
  5. Slobodan Burgher

    I like it! & cover is cool too!

    Cheers!

    Slobodan

    ps. dont change your layout of blog – it is perfect as it is! no need for change: Seriously! ds

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    Posted on 12-Jan-07 at 05:31 | Permalink
  6. Anonymous

    weird weid weird. takes some time to get into. after a 5th round: impressive!!!!

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    Posted on 12-Jan-07 at 09:00 | Permalink
  7. luckyslc

    i agree with anonymous #3 and thought Drunk Injuns when i heard the vocals…and is that a KAZOO on the intro to My Pizzaria!?! Nice.

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    Posted on 12-Jan-07 at 15:57 | Permalink
  8. Anonymous

    I wouldn’t really call this pre-Ludichrist, but it did include one later member of that band if I recall from my 80’s NYC & Long Island hardcore days. Horror Planet guitarist Glen Cummings later played lead guitar with Ludichrist, and then also did Scatterbrain (I think, I had lost interest by then). My copy of this record has a cover made from a great looking fabric with a darker pattern, and has totally different paint colors. I remember seeing a few other copies when this first came out and all were totally different. I’ll scan mine next time I pull my vinyl out of storage.

    Great blog btw, thanks for all the great stuff!

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    Posted on 19-Jan-07 at 23:07 | Permalink
  9. Anonymous

    you left out that they wore cheap ass plastic halloween costumes when they played….saw em at cb’s….fuck im gettin old

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    Posted on 21-Jan-07 at 21:27 | Permalink
  10. Anonymous

    great post!!!!

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    Posted on 25-Jan-07 at 09:58 | Permalink
  11. Anonymous

    I’ll post juicy details later for anyone intereste. Funny that someone discovered this ep. We released it in 1984? which meant we pooled our money and each were charged with selling 200 copies and making 200 covers. Why we chose to hand paint them all is beyond me.

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    Posted on 25-Jan-07 at 11:55 | Permalink
  12. Erich

    Details details details!!!! Great 7″ – thanks much for it!

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    Posted on 26-Jan-07 at 15:54 | Permalink
  13. Anonymous

    Its (Cow pies from outer space).
    Horror Planet never played CBGBs although most of its members did in later projects.I believe the making of the record lead to the bands demise or was it the banana dinner ?

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    Posted on 02-Feb-07 at 12:48 | Permalink
  14. Anonymous

    shoot your drugs and shoot your wife

    hahahahahh
    awesome!!!

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    Posted on 02-Feb-07 at 17:55 | Permalink
  15. Anonymous

    ha.I have one too.#688.Its in near mint ciondition.I’ll sell it to anyone for $10,000.00

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    Posted on 03-Mar-07 at 14:19 | Permalink
  16. flatblackcapo

    thanx for sharin’ this one ! like it alot

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    Posted on 05-Dec-07 at 16:35 | Permalink
  17. I have the vinyl with the hand painted sleeve. A true classic. A lot of fun live. They played one show where Party Frank (the lead singer) stood inside a refrigerator box with a hole cut in it for the microphone. After a few songs they ripped apart the box. The crowd started chanting “GET BACK IN THE BOX!!!, GET BACK IN THE BOX!!!” Out the window behind the stage you could see one of the punks throwing a huge paper airplane made from pieces of the box. Hysterical.

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    Posted on 08-Apr-09 at 06:40 | Permalink
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    Posted on 08-Apr-09 at 06:44 | Permalink
  19. I have at least three different cloth bag copies on clear vinyl of HORROR PLANET EP,
    skip at Y&T

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    Posted on 09-Jul-09 at 19:52 | Permalink
  20. elliott

    thanks for the recomendation erich. i love silly stuff like this.

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    Posted on 03-Jan-10 at 03:07 | Permalink

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