Never Breathe What You Can't See

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Never Breathe What You Can't See
Studio album by Jello Biafra & Melvins
Released October 19, 2004
Recorded 2004
Genre Hardcore punk
Length 40:15
Label Alternative Tentacles
Producer Ali G. North, Marshall Lawless
Jello Biafra chronology
Machine Gun in the Clown's Hand
Never Breathe What You Can't See
Sieg Howdy!
Melvins chronology
Pigs of the Roman Empire
Never Breathe What You Can't See
Mangled Demos from 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (7.3/10)[2] 5/5 stars[3]

Never Breathe What You Can't See is an album by Jello Biafra and The Melvins. It was released in 2004 through Alternative Tentacles (Virus 300). The liner notes claim that Mohamed Atta and John Ashcroft helped Biafra with the lyrics of "Caped Crusader" (in truth, some lines are lifted from each), and invite the listener to "spot the difference." Plethysmograph, which deals with the government tool which measures arousal in sex offenders in regard to different stimuli, features the lyric "If Stuart could talk what would he say?", which is the chorus of The Dickies song If Stuart Could Talk, which is also about the singer's penis.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Plethysmograph" (Music: Biafra) – 4:49
  2. "McGruff the Crime Dog" – 4:18
  3. "Yuppie Cadillac" (Music: Biafra) – 4:31
  4. "Islamic Bomb" (Music: Biafra) – 6:19
  5. "The Lighter Side of Global Terrorism" – 4:35
  6. "Caped Crusader" (Music: Biafra, Osborne) – 6:08
  7. "Enchanted Thoughtfist" – 4:18
  8. "Dawn of the Locusts" – 5:12



Additional personnel[edit]

  • Tom 5 - backing vocals
  • John The Baker - backing vocals
  • Adrienne Droogas - backing vocals
  • Wendy-O-Matik - backing vocals
  • Loto Ball - backing vocals
  • Johnny NoMoniker - backing vocals
  • Ali G. North - backing vocals, producer
  • Lady Monster - backing vocals
  • Jesse Luscious - backing vocals
  • Marshall Lawless - producer
  • Toshi Kasai - engineer, mixing
  • Matt Kelley - engineer
  • Drew Fischer - engineer
  • Mackie Osborne - art direction & design