Never Is Forever
|Never Is Forever|
|Studio album by Turbonegro|
|Recorded||March, 1993–December, 1993 at Nesodden Musikkverksted by Christian A. Calmeyer and Åsgeir Knudsen|
|Label||Dog Job Records
Bitzcore Records (Re-press)
Original 1994 cover
Never Is Forever is the second full-length album by the Norwegian band Turbonegro released in 1994 on Dog Job Records. It was a limited and CD only release to only 1,000 copies (some accounts suggest 1,200). Bitzcore Records re-released the album remastered and with a new "Derrick-style" cover artwork in 1999. This album - "a tribute to Blue Öyster Cult" as claimed by the band themselves - is an attempt to dissociate from the Lo-Fi estethics of the garage scene: "When the rest of the punk oriented world tried hard to be lo-fi and 'real', Turbonegro as usual went the opposite way, creating a miniature suburban deathpunk opera. Seldom have pop culture, darkness and desperation blended so well."
On the CD-version there are three hidden tracks in the end of the final track: Bingo singing Staten och kapitalet, a 1970s radical left-wing progressive rock tune by Blå Tåget made into a national hit song in Sweden in 1980 by punk rock band Ebba Grön, Evel Knievel performing a poem named Why? and John Culliton Mahoney performing his song The Ballad of Evel Knievel.
- Letter From Your Momma – 2:16
- Suburban Prince's Death Song – 3:36
- Übermensch – 3:37
- I Will Never Die – 3:54
- No Beast So Fierce – 3:54
- Destination: Hell – 3:23
- Timebomb – 3:18
- Pain In Der Arsch Pocket Full Of Cash – 1:31
- Hush, Earthling – 3:14
- Nihil Sleighride – 2:59
- (He's A) Grunge Whore – 4:37
- Black Chrome – 2:26
- Oslo Bloodbath Pt. II: I Don't Care – 2:44
- Oslo Bloodbath Pt. III: The Ballad Of Gerda And Tore – 24:26
- 00:00-06:04 – Oslo Bloodbath Pt. III: The Ballad Of Gerda And Tore
- 06:04-12:04 – Six minutes of silence
- 12:04-16:58 – Bengt “Bingo” Calmeyer sings Staten och Kapitalet, a cover of Blå Tåget (made famous by Ebba Grön).
- 16:58-19:58 – Evel Knievel – Why?
- 19:58-24:26 – John Culliton Mahoney – The Ballad of Evel Knievel
- Åsgeir Knudsen - Additional instruments on "Letter From Your Momma"
- Morten Anderson - Photography
- Ando - Photography
- Christian A. Calmeyer - Engineer
- Dimitri - Artwork
- Craig Morris - Editing, Mastering