Beers, Steers, and Queers

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Beers, Steers + Queers
Studio album by Revolting Cocks
Released May 1990
Recorded 1987-1990 at Chicago Trax Studios
Genre Industrial metal
Length 56:40
Label Wax Trax!
Producer Al Jourgensen, Paul Barker
Revolting Cocks chronology
You Goddamned Son of a Bitch - Live
(1988)
Beers, Steers + Queers
(1990)
Linger Ficken' Good
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars (Reissue)[1]
Artistdirect 4/5 stars[2]

Beers, Steers + Queers is an LP released by the Revolting Cocks in 1990. It includes the song "Beers, Steers, and Queers" which is one of the best known Revolting Cocks tracks. It was a minor club hit for a few years and still gets occasional club play. The title partly refers to a line from the movie Full Metal Jacket: "Only steers and queers come from Texas, Private Cowboy. And you don't look much like a steer to me so that kinda narrows it down."

Track listing[edit]

Original album[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Beers, Steers & Queers"   6:03
2. "(Let's Get) Physical" (cover of Olivia Newton-John's "Physical") 4:21
3. "In the Neck"   5:34
4. "Get Down" (*) 13:42
5. "Stainless Steel Providers"   5:53
6. "Can't Sit Still"   5:35
7. "Something Wonderful"   4:38
8. "Razor's Edge"   4:45
Total length:
50:31
CD bonus track
No. Title Length
9. "(Let's Talk) Physical"   6:52
Total length:
57:23
  • (*) Vinyl version is shorter

2004 reissue[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Beers, Steers & Queers"   5:58
2. "(Let's Get) Physical"   4:17
3. "In the Neck"   5:33
4. "Cattle Grind" (Studio Mix) 4:42
5. "Stainless Steel Providers"   5:50
6. "Something Wonderful"   4:33
7. "Can't Sit Still"   5:33
8. "At the Top"   6:24
9. "Razor's Edge"   4:43
10. "Get Down"   13:41
11. "Beers, Steers & Queers" (Drop Your Britches Mix) 5:44
12. "Beers, Steers & Queers" (Take 'Em Right Off Mix) 4:22
13. "(Let's Talk) Physical"   6:54
Total length:
78:14

Additional information[edit]

The album opens with a telephone conversation between two southerners discussing an upcoming local appearance by the Revolting Cocks. They are unfamiliar with the band and interpret the name as belonging to a male strip show.

The band had to dramatically change the song "(Let's Get) Physical" to avoid a lawsuit by Olivia Newton-John's lawyers. Although they had changed the music, they had kept the original lyrics intact. When the writers heard the song, they threatened to sue the band. The final version contains almost completely original lyrics. Some promo copies of the album had been released with the original version intact as well. The original version was released in 1999 on the compilation Alternative Press presents Industrial Strength Machine Music (The Framework of Industrial Rock 1978-1995).

"Something Wonderful" includes the eponymous sample from the climactic scene from the movie 2010: Odyssey Two. "Beers, Steers & Queers" includes multiple samples from "My House" by Chuck Roberts.

"(Let's Talk) Physical" is a 6:50 loop of a single snare drum hit and Chris Connelly growling, "Talk!". This was taken from the original version of "(Let's Get) Physical".

Singles[edit]

Stainless Steel Providers (1989)

  1. "Stainless Steel Providers"
  2. "At the Top"
  3. "T.V. Mind [Remix]" (CD only)

(Let's Get) Physical (1989)

  1. "(Let's Get) Physical"
  2. "(Let's Talk) Physical"

Beers, Steers & Queers (The Remixes) (1991)

  1. "Beers, Steers & Queers [Drop Your Britches Mix]" / "Beers, Steers & Queers [Take 'Em Right Off Mix]"
  2. "Stainless Steel Providers [Live]"
  3. "Public Image [Live]"

Personnel[edit]

Revolting Cocks[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Phildo Owens - vocals and programming (1)
  • Nivek Ogre - vocals (4)
  • Fluffy - engineer
  • Brian Shanley - cover artwork

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