Never Is Forever

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Never Is Forever
Studio album by Turbonegro
Released 1994
Recorded March, 1993–December, 1993 at Nesodden Musikkverksted by Christian A. Calmeyer and Åsgeir Knudsen
Genre Punk rock
Length 65:55
Label Dog Job Records
Bitzcore Records (Re-press)
Turbonegro chronology
(He's a) Grunge Whore
(1993)
Never Is Forever
(1994)
Stinky Fingers
(1995)
Alternative cover
Original 1994 cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Never Is Forever is the second full-length album by the Norwegian band Turbonegro released in 1994 on Dog Job Records. It was a limited and CD only release to only 1,000 copies (some accounts suggest 1,200). Bitzcore Records re-released the album remastered and with a new "Derrick-style" cover artwork in 1999. This album - "a tribute to Blue Öyster Cult" as claimed by the band themselves - is an attempt to dissociate from the Lo-Fi estethics of the garage scene: "When the rest of the punk oriented world tried hard to be lo-fi and 'real', Turbonegro as usual went the opposite way, creating a miniature suburban deathpunk opera. Seldom have pop culture, darkness and desperation blended so well."

Four songs from the Grunge Whore EP are also included here.

On the CD-version there are three hidden tracks in the end of the final track: Bingo singing Staten och kapitalet, a 70's radical left-wing progressive rock tune by Blå Tåget made into a national hit song in Sweden in 1980 by punk rock band Ebba Grön, Evel Knievel performing a poem named Why? and John Culliton Mahoney performing his song The Ballad of Evel Knievel.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Letter From Your Momma – 2:16
  2. Suburban Prince's Death Song – 3:36
  3. Übermensch – 3:37
  4. I Will Never Die – 3:54
  5. No Beast So Fierce – 3:54
  6. Destination: Hell – 3:23
  7. Timebomb – 3:18
  8. Pain In Der Arsch Pocket Full Of Cash – 1:31
  9. Hush, Earthling – 3:14
  10. Nihil Sleighride – 2:59
  11. (He's A) Grunge Whore – 4:37
  12. Black Chrome – 2:26
  13. Oslo Bloodbath Pt. II: I Don't Care – 2:44
  14. Oslo Bloodbath Pt. III: The Ballad Of Gerda And Tore – 24:26
  • 00:00-06:04 – Oslo Bloodbath Pt. III: The Ballad Of Gerda And Tore
  • 06:04-12:04 – Six minutes of silence
  • 12:04-16:58 – Bengt “Bingo” Calmeyer sings Staten och Kapitalet, a cover of Blå Tåget (made famous by Ebba Grön).
  • 16:58-19:58 – Evel Knievel – Why?
  • 19:58-24:26 – John Culliton Mahoney – The Ballad of Evel Knievel

Line-up[edit]

Band members[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Åsgeir Knudsen - Additional instruments on "Letter From Your Momma"

Credits[edit]

  • Morten Anderson - Photography
  • Ando - Photography
  • Christian A. Calmeyer - Engineer
  • Dimitri - Artwork
  • Craig Morris - Editing, Mastering

References[edit]