The Last Temptation of Reid

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The Last Temptation of Reid
Studio album by Lard
Released 1990
Recorded May 1990 at Chicago Trax Studios
Genre Industrial rock, hardcore punk
Label Alternative Tentacles
Producer Hypo Luxa, Hermes Pan, Count Ringworm
Lard chronology
The Power of Lard
(1989)
The Last Temptation of Reid
(1990)
Pure Chewing Satisfaction
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Punknews.org 4/5 stars[2]

The Last Temptation of Reid is an album by Lard, released in 1990.

The CD includes a cover of "They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!", originally performed by Napoleon XIV, with the addition of a guitar part and an extra verse (written by Jello Biafra) to the original song's setup. The album also includes the song Forkboy which was used on the Natural Born Killers soundtrack and covered by Flotsam and Jetsam (on their album, High) and industrial rock act Black Light Burns.

The vinyl LP version of the album did not include the track "I Am Your Clock". The track was included as a separate EP.

The title is a reference to the Martin Scorsese film, The Last Temptation of Christ. A movie poster for the film is included in the liner notes of the album, only with the name "Reid" pasted over "Christ" in the title. "Reid" refers to Reid Hyams, who recorded the group's first EP, The Power of Lard, and co-owned Chicago Trax. A photo of Hyams can be seen on the back cover of the vinyl issue of the album and in the booklet of the CD.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Biafra/Jourgensen/Barker/Ward, except when noted.

  1. "Forkboy" (Biafra, Jourgensen, Barker, Rieflin, Ward) – 3:53
  2. "Pineapple Face" – 6:37
  3. "Mate Spawn & Die" (Biafra, Jourgensen, Barker, Rieflin, Ward) – 4:55
  4. "Drug Raid At 4 AM" – 5:01
  5. "Can God Fill Teeth?" – 4:20
  6. "Bozo Skeleton" – 4:30
  7. "Sylvestre Matuschka" – 3:54
  8. "They're Coming to Take Me Away" – 8:28 (N. Bonaparte)
  9. "I Am Your Clock" – 15:29

Personnel[edit]

Lard[edit]

Additional Personnel[edit]

References[edit]