Apocalypse Dudes

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Apocalypse Dudes
Studio album by Turbonegro
Released 1998
January 26, 1999 (US)
Recorded Autumn of 1997 by Pål Hlaast, additional recording by Christian A. Calmeyer at Endless Sound, Oslo
Genre Glam punk
Length 47:31
Label Virgin Records (Norway, 1998)
Boomba Records (Germany, 1998)
Bitzcore Records (Germany, 1998)
Man's Ruin/Sympathy for the Record Industry (USA, 1999)
Burning Heart Records (Re-press) (Sweden)
Epitaph Records (Re-press) (USA)
Turbonegro chronology
Ass Cobra
(1996)
Apocalypse Dudes
(1998)
Darkness Forever!
(1999)
Alternative cover
Man's Ruin/Sympathy for the Record Industry 1999 edition cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (8.6/10)[2]

Apocalypse Dudes is the 1998 album from Norwegian band Turbonegro, their fourth full-length. It was released on Virgin Records on Compact Disc in Norway, on Boomba Records on 12" Vinyl & Compact Disc in Germany, on Bitzcore Records on 12" Vinyl in Germany and on Man's Ruin/Sympathy for the Record Industry on 12" Vinyl & Compact Disc on January 26, 1999 in the USA. It was re-released on January 27, 2003 on Burning Heart Records in Sweden and on Epitaph Records in the USA. It also went gold in their native Norway.[3]

Before Apocalypse Dudes, Turbonegro was an underground band, but after the release of this album, their popularity exploded. This was their last album before breaking up, before re-forming in 2002, closely followed by the release of Scandinavian Leather.

Apocalypse Dudes, the first part of the so-called Apocalypse trilogy.

Production[edit]

The album starts slowly with "The Age of Pamparius", and ending strongly with "Good Head".

Apocalypse Dudes presents Turbonegro's trademark deathpunk sound, "a new resurgence of glam rock'n'roll" as the Boomba announcement put it[4] - much due to guitarist Euroboy, who was playing with the band live since 1996.

Moshable magazine commented: "Apocalypse Dudes is the perfect mix of classic 70's US punk / rock'n'roll like The Dictators, The Heartbreakers & The Ramones... every tune on this release is fucking brilliant". Even Jello Biafra was quoted as saying, "the new Turbonegro record is possibly the most important European record ever."

The original Boomba announcement from April, 1998 states: "This my friends, is a virtually perfect record! Excellent production- a huge, FAT sound; lots of power and excellent songs that you can't get out of your head. Not one let down through 47 minutes of music!! This is not an underground tip !! 'Apocalypse Dudes' appeals to the masses. From punk to metal to mainstream, "Apocalypse Dudes" has something for everyone."

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Turbonegro, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "The Age of Pamparius"   5:59
2. "Selfdestructo Bust"   2:55
3. "Get It On"   4:08
4. "Rock Against Ass"   3:49
5. "Don't Say Motherfucker, Motherfucker"   2:10
6. "Rendezvous with Anus"   1:59
7. "Zillion Dollar Sadist"   3:20
8. "Prince of the Rodeo"   3:45
9. "Back to Dungaree High"   2:57
10. "Are You Ready (For Some Darkness)"   3:35
11. "Monkey on Your Back"   2:52
12. "Humiliation Street"   5:54
13. "Good Head"   4:08

Line-up[edit]

Credits[edit]

  • Martin Anderson - Photography
  • Oliver Brand - Director
  • Christian A. Calmeyer - Engineer
  • Rocco Clein - Director
  • Dimitri 'from Oslo' Kayiambakis - Artwork
  • Marco Finger - Photography
  • Pal Klaastad - Engineer

Legacy[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Apocalypse Dudes at AllMusic
  2. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  3. ^ "Trofeer". IFPI Norway. Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  4. ^ "turbonegro archive - Turbo 97-98". turbonegro archive. Retrieved 2007-06-08.