Kerbdog (album)

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Kerbdog
Kerbdog-Kerbdog.jpg
Studio album by Kerbdog
Released 28 March 1994
Recorded Summer 1993 at Rockfield Studios, Wales
Genre Alternative metal
Length 37:31
Label Vertigo
Producer Jack Endino
Kerbdog chronology
Kerbdog
(1994)
On The Turn
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars [1]

Kerbdog (also sometimes known as 'Totally Switched' for the US release) is Kerbdog's eponymous debut album. The album was recorded in 1993 at Rockfield Studios in Wales and released on 28 March 1994 through Vertigo. Though the band had various indie influences, with bands like Sonic Youth and Big Black, the album ended up having a Metallica influenced proto-grunge sound. The band said that this was simply the result of getting professional equipment, and turning everything up as loud as they could. What also might account for this is the fact that grunge pioneer Jack Endino recorded the album.[2]

"If I remember right the whole thing took five weeks. No problems except that Cormac was still writing lyrics right up to the next-to-last day of mixing. Dummy Crusher was literally the last thing finished, we cut the vocal and then I mixed it next day. We had about run out of time at that point. [I] liked almost all of it. Thought the intro to EOG should have been half as long, but band disagreed; and in retrospect I would have turned up the vocals on EOG just a teeny bit, though no one ever complained. Didn't like Xenophobia much but that didn't make the album. Thought Clock should have been a single."
Jack Endino[3]

The album was fairly well received in Britain, Ireland, and Europe, reaching number 97 in the UK Albums Chart.[4] It also got a lot of radio play on US college radio, but the album didn't do as well as expected.

The album was re-released in September 2012 on East World Records UK.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Kerbdog.

  1. "End of Green" – 3:53
  2. "Dry Riser" – 3:59
  3. "Dead Anyway" – 3:58
  4. "Cleaver" – 3:24
  5. "Earthworks" – 4:11
  6. "Dummy Crusher" – 3:19
  7. "The Inseminator" – 3:28
  8. "Clock" – 4:10
  9. "Schism" – 3:55
  10. "Scram" – 3:17

"Xenophobia", "Self Inflicted" and "Same with the Hammer" from the album sessions were later used as b-sides for the Dry Riser single.

Personnel[edit]

UK Singles[edit]

  • Earthworks (demo version) (1993)
  • End Of Green (1993)
  • Dry Riser (1994) #60
  • Dummy Crusher (1994) #37

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. Kerbdog at AllMusic. Retrieved 2010-10-04.
  2. ^ "Interview about Kerbdog with Jack Endino". 
  3. ^ 'Interview with Jack Endino'
  4. ^ "UK Top 200 Charts History".