Chewing Hides the Sound

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Chewing Hides the Sound
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Studio album by Snakefinger
Released 1979
Label Ralph
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Trouser Press unfavourable[2]

Chewing Hides The Sound was Snakefinger's first full-length album, released by Ralph Records in 1979. The record is co-produced with The Residents, who also co-wrote many of the songs. The album has the distinction of featuring the first recorded cover version of Kraftwerk's song "The Model", it also features the cover of "Magic and Ecstasy" by Ennio Morricone from the soundtrack of Exorcist II: The Heretic.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Model"
  2. "Kill the Great Raven"
  3. "Jesus Was a Leprechaun"
  4. "Here Come the Bums"
  5. "The Vivian Girls"
  6. "Magic and Ecstasy"
  7. "Who Is the Culprit and Who Is the Victim?"
  8. "What Wilbur?"
  9. "Picnic in the Jungle"
  10. "Friendly Warning"
  11. "I Love Mary"
  12. "The Vultures of Bombay"


  1. ^ Schulte, Tom. "Chewing Hides the Sound – Snakefinger". AllMusic. Retrieved May 15, 2016. 
  2. ^ Green, Jim. " :: Snakefinger". Retrieved May 14, 2016.