Featuring freakish kewpie dolls on the misguided cover of “From Looking Hard Pressed”, you have to wonder why the British hardcore punk band, 1892 in Association Football, didn’t call themselves Freakish Kewpie Dolls, because that would be a much cooler name.
It’s also a wonder how their fans didn’t end up calling the album “Good for One Drink”, as it appears so prominently on the cover, and is also one of the tracks on the 1982 album, recorded entirely in the men’s toilet of the Elysium Smegma Club in their hometown of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (UK).
The shrieking feedback, relentlessly fast-tempo and background noise of drunken Cheltenhamers vomiting warm ale make it good music to listen to while attacking teenagers with a chainsaw. Indeed, the music will have you looking quite hard pressed. For the most part, the lyrics are thankfully actually quite unintelligible, but for anyone unlucky enough to find a copy of this album with the liner notes intact, they can sing along to such tunes as: “Oi! Bromley Football Club Licks My Nads”, “Droylsden F.C. Cock-biters (Oi! Oi! Oi!)”, “Liverpool Sex Salad”, “Slavia Prague Onion Ass-Fecker”, and “Newcastle United Bog Toon Ticklers.”
We won’t bother you with any actual lyrics, but these lads certainly were obsessed with football clubs founded in 1892. Clearly, they were also rabid Cheltenham Town supporters.
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