Degenerate Music DM004SEP: 3rd September 2007
1. In The Garden
“But then as soon as we did take a bite, I’m feeling tense and something was not quite right, I turned to Eve and said what have we done, she said, she don’t know but it feels so wrong”
2. You Say You’re The Doctor But I Know You’re The Mister
“When the fever takes hold of me, that’s when I’m free, that’s when I’m free”
3. Terrible Night
“How do you tell apart, a good, goodnight from the dark, I’m up the garden path, you led me there, right from the start”
4. Horses Can Swim
“Why the long face, why not throw you’re life into the waves for gods”
As soon as the primitive Drums started beating on ‘In The Garden’ I was glad to have TEMBD’s brand of B-movie-horror-Metal back. But when Guy McKnight’s Deep operatic vocals came in, I was down on my knees praising the dark lord that TEMBD had returned after almost three long years (Excepting some spectacular MySpace demos, two of which below) to put the freakshow back into music. ‘In The Garden’ is the story of Adam and Eve set to music far more darkly tempting than any fruit the devil could proffer.
‘In The Garden’ is backed by three more brilliant but far more rabid B-sides. ‘You Say You’re The Doctor But I Know You’re The Mister’ hurtles along at such a pace that I could barely make out any of the lyrics, although I did hear the first line as “Turnip, I’ll throw myself into a soup, and now gravy”. I suspect that may be wrong but I love the song regardless. ‘Terrible Night’ is a punishing vampyric song with catchy shouts of “An-an-an-another terrible night!”. ‘Horses Can Swim’ is the story of Sonora Carver the horse diver. The Disney film about her life was probably more family friendly.
The EP comes with a bonus 10 track live album called ‘Live In The Arena Of The Unwell’. If that’s not enough, you get a free foldout ouijaboard too!
Click here to buy ‘In The Garden’ from HMV.
The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster – I Hate The Blues (Demo) mp3
The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster – Love Turns To Hate (Demo) mp3
Click here to watch the sensational video for ‘In The Garden’, click here to watch Guy’s legendary appearance on Never Mind The Buzzcocks and click here to watch the ‘Nanageddon’ song from obvious TEMBD fans, The Mighty Boosh.
The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster MySpace / The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster Fansite