Alzheimer (album)

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Alzheimer
Studio album by Def Con Dos
Released 1995
Genre rapcore
Label P & C Dro
Def Con Dos chronology
Armas pal pueblo (1994) Alzheimer (1995) Ultramemia (1996)

Alzheimer is a record by Spanish metal rap band Def Con Dos.

Released by P & C Dro, S.A. record company in 1995, it helped Def Con Dos to maintain the popularity they had obtained with their previous album, Armas pal pueblo and their theme for Álex de la Iglesia's film Mutan Action.

The cover presents DCD's logo under a red paint letter V, probably a reference to V, a TV series from the 1980s. An inner photograph depicted DCD group members with the images of their faces distorted, and the hands in a V sign (palm towards them, like the hand gesture which is offensive in Britain).

The lyrics were less complex than in previous records, with fewer verbal puns and references to other artists' lyrics. There were however abundant references to recent news.

Tracks listed[edit]

All themes are composed by Def Con Dos (save Fight For Your Right (Bebe y Lucha) by Beastie Boys and Rick Rubin) and sung in Spanish (save Que te fagorishen and Garaipena).

¿Qué Dice La Gente? IV[edit]

What do the people say? An intro.

Alzheimer[edit]

Talks about some politicians, like Adolfo Suarez from Spain and Ronald Reagan, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease.

La Culpa De Todo La Tiene Yoko Ono[edit]

It's all Yoko Ono's fault , blaming Yoko Ono of several problems (like poverty in Spain) without a logical connection to her.

Dímelo Tú[edit]

You tell me

Zampañampa I[edit]

Inspired by a TV commercial ad.

Pánico A Una Muerte Ridicula[edit]

Panic to a ridiculous death

Mi Reino Por...[edit]

My kingdom for... About deposed kings, translation of the refrain is "My kingdom for a bit of horse" (in Spanish slang, as in English, the word for horse can mean both the animal and heroin). It refers to a line of William Shakespeare's Tragedy of King Richard III.

Poco pan[edit]

Little bread The refrain, meaning "little bread and lame circus", is a reference to Satire X's Latin phrase panem et circenses.

Niño "A", niño "B"[edit]

Child "A", child "B"

Muertos del Rock (vol. II)[edit]

Dead rockstars About rock stars' life, assuring people should not feel sorry for Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Sid Vicious, Freddie Mercury, Johnny Thunders or Kurt Cobain, since they have had the opportunity of a great life.

Vasos Comunicantes[edit]

Connected vessels

No me siga, tonto[edit]

Don't follow me, stupid

El coche no[edit]

Not the car This song says: You can burn my house, with my family into all the blames. You can pick up my tracksuit and you want. But don't confuse yourself, don't scratch my car, no! my car no!

Que te fagorishen[edit]

The title is a slogan of an old advertising campaign, while the rest of the lyrics tell the actual story of a man stolen by two prostitutes.

De cacería[edit]

Gone hunting About a Vietnam veteran who goes into a McDonald's and massacres the clients.

Pégale al ruido '95[edit]

Smash the noise '95 A metal version of their 1989 theme.

Victoria[edit]

Victory

Zamapañampa II[edit]

Fight For Your Right (Bebe y Lucha)[edit]

Drink and fight An instrumental version of Beastie Boys' Fight for your right (to Party). At the beginning of the track, a female voice explains that Beastie Boys have not allowed the recording of this song with the lyrics proposed by Def Con Dos (explicit on drugs, sex and violence), so DCD encourage the listener to sing the lyrics in the booklet.

Garaipena[edit]

Soon later in 1995, a new version of the record was released, with Garaipena, a Basque version of Victoria as a bonus-track.

Authors' credits[edit]

  • Producido por: Jesús Arispont
  • Ingeniero de sonido: Sergio Marcos y Las extrañas criaturas qeu dejaron de vivir y se convirtieron en zombies
  • Supervision de la producción: Def Con Dos y Los Custodios Lobotomizados
  • Edición y mastering: Ian Cooper, estudios Metropolis (Londres)
  • Programación Silver Sampler, J. Al Ándalus
  • Batería: El Niño Little Boy
  • Guitarras: Kamarada Nikolai, El Mercenario, Mala Fe, J. Al Ándalus
  • Voces: Strawberry, Peón Kurtz, Juanito Sangre
  • Voces adicionales: Subcomandante Arturo, N.M.K. Bul Bul, La Canariona, Crocmaster, J. Al Ándalus, Scarface, Malasaña Mama
  • Samplers: Silver Sampler, Padre Damián J. Karras, Peón Kurtz

Arreglos: Cortina, The Alcalá-Meco Band