Dos Dedos Mis Amigos

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Dos Dedos Mis Amigos
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Studio album by Pop Will Eat Itself
Released 19 September 1994
Recorded 1993-1994
Genre Grebo, industrial rock, rap rock, psychedelic rock
Length 47:03
Label Infectious Records (UK)
Nothing Records (US)
Producer PWEI, Bryan "Chuck" New
Pop Will Eat Itself chronology
The Looks or the Lifestyle?
(1992)The Looks or the Lifestyle?1992
Dos Dedos Mis Amigos
(1994)
New Noise Designed by a Sadist
(2011)New Noise Designed by a Sadist2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
NME 6/10[2]
Hot Press 8/12[3]
Metal Hammer 6/7[4]
Alternative Press positive[5]
Record Collector 4/5 stars[6]

Dos Dedos Mis Amigos is an album from UK alternative band Pop Will Eat Itself. The album was somewhat different from PWEI's other albums, as it had more of an industrial influence and fewer samples were used.

The album[edit]

The opening song "Ich Bin Ein Auslander" was based on the uprise of racial tension throughout Britain during 1994, and featured an over-the-top video of the bandmembers mocking the industrial scene dressed up very bizarrely, and guitarists Richard March and Adam Mole playing very large guitars. The album cover art was designed by famous British design firm The Designers Republic.

Reception[edit]

Record Collector said it was "arguably their best" album, adding that several songs on their later album Anti-Nasty League (2015) "credibly hark back to the Poppies at their hard-hitting, Dos Dedos-era best."[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ich Bin Ein Auslander" (Clint Mansell, Pance) – 3:59
  2. "Kick to Kill" (Crabb) – 3:24
  3. "Familus Horribilus" (Townshend, Crabb) – 4:03
  4. "Underbelly" (Mansell, Pance) – 3:58
  5. "Fatman" (Mansell, Pance) – 3:17
  6. "Home" (Townshend, Crabb)– 3:36
  7. "Cape Connection" (Crabb) – 4:59
  8. "Menofearthereaper" (Crabb) – 6:27
  9. "Everything's Cool" (Mansell, Pance) – 4:17
  10. "R.S.V.P." (Crabb) – 3:32
  11. "Babylon" (Crabb) – 5:04
Japanese edition bonus tracks
  1. "Intense"
  2. "C.P. I #2"
  3. "Wild West"
  4. "Let It Flow"

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dos Dedos Mis Amigos - Pop Will Eat Itself". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ NME (Magazine) (9/17/94, p.52) - 6 - Good - "...DOS DEDOS is not quite the promised Phoenix from the ashes, but PWEI have made a bonfire of their previous inanities. And a half decent album to boot..."
  3. ^ Dos Dedos Mis Amigos | Music Review | Album | Hot Press
  4. ^ Review: Pop Will Eat Itself - Dos Dedos Mis Amigos
  5. ^ Alternative Press (2/95, pp.68-69) - "...Besides retaining a pop feel, AMIGOS is splashed with ambient-Eastern trances, techno-synth melodies, and even dub and funk rhythms....The best revenge is to live well, and PWEI will inevitably live happily ever after, as AMIGOS is their strongest album to date..."
  6. ^ Dos Dedos Mis Amigos/A Lick Of The Old Cassette Box (The Unreleased 1996 Album) - Record Collector Magazine
  7. ^ Anti Nasty League - Record Collector Magazine