Sieg Howdy!

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Sieg Howdy!
Studio album by Jello Biafra & Melvins
Released September 26, 2005
Recorded 2004
Genre Punk rock
Length 47:59
Label Alternative Tentacles (Virus350)
Producer Ali G. North, Marshall Lawless
Jello Biafra chronology
Never Breathe What You Can't See
(2004)
Sieg Howdy!
(2005)
In the Grip of Official Treason
(2006)
The Melvins chronology
Mangled Demos from 1983
(2005)
Sieg Howdy!
(2005)
A Live History of Gluttony and Lust
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Terrorizer 8.5/10[2]

Sieg Howdy! is the second album by Jello Biafra and The Melvins. It consists of songs recorded during the same sessions that produced their first collaboration Never Breathe What You Can't See but not used on that album, plus remixes of four songs from the first album.

The opening track, a cover of the Alice Cooper classic "Halo Of Flies", has special significance for Biafra and The Melvins, as Biafra had heard The Melvins cover it when he first witnessed the group perform live.

Also featured on the album is an updated version of "California Über Alles" with new lyrics by Biafra about the recall campaign that placed Arnold Schwarzenegger in the California governor's office, as well as "Those Dumb Punk Kids (Will Buy Anything)", a song where Biafra openly criticizes his former Dead Kennedys bandmates.

The remix of "Enchanted Thoughtfist" is the first time Biafra and his fellow co-conspirator in Lard, Al Jourgensen of Ministry, have collaborated on a recording since the sessions for Pure Chewing Satisfaction and 70's Rock Must Die. "Enchanted Thoughtfist" may also be a reference to the Meat Puppets song Enchanted Porkfist.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Halo of Flies" (Cooper/Smith/Dunaway/Bruce/Buxton) – 7:43
  2. "Lighter Side of Global Terrorism" (Extended Space-Melt Version) (words: Biafra, music: Osborne) – 7:55
  3. "Lessons in What Not to Become" (words & music: Biafra) – 4:05
  4. "Those Dumb Punk Kids (Will Buy Anything)" (words: Biafra, music: Osborne) – 3:14
  5. "Wholly Buy Bull" (words: Biafra, music: Osborne) – 2:33
  6. "Voted Off the Island" (words & music: Biafra) – 0:50
  7. "Kali-Fornia Über Alles 21st Century (Live)" (words: Biafra/Greenway; music: Biafra) – 3:18
  8. "Dawn of the Locust (March Of The Locusts Deadverse Remix)" (words: Biafra, music: Osborne) – 5:40
  9. "Enchanted Thoughtfist (Enchanted Al Remix)" (words: Biafra, music: Osborne) – 5:08
  10. "Caped Crusader (Subway Gas/Hello Kitty Mix)" (words: Biafra, music: Biafra/Osborne) – 7:33

In the track listing on the back of the CD and Booklet it lists Kali-Fornia Über Alles 21st Century (live) as 5, Wholly Buy-Bull as 6, and Voted Off The Island as 7.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sieg Howdy - Jello Biafra". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ Strachan, Guy (December 2005). "Jello Biafra with the Melvins: Sieg Howdy". Terrorizer (138): 80.