Thank Heaven for Little Girls (album)

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Thank Heaven for Little Girls
Dwarves ThankHeaven.jpg
Studio album by Dwarves
Released 1991
Label Sub Pop
Dwarves chronology
Blood Guts & Pussy
(1990)Blood Guts & Pussy1990
Thank Heaven for Little Girls
(1991)
Sugarfix
(1993)Sugarfix1993

Thank Heaven for Little Girls is an album by Dwarves released via Sub Pop in February 1992.[1] This album never charted.[2]

Lyricism of Thank Heaven for Little Girls ranges from the macabre deaths of young ladies of the night in "Blag the Ripper" (inspired by the historical Jack the Ripper), to befriending Satan in "Satan," and to general selfishness in "Anybody But Me." The song title of "Dairy Queen" is inspired by being stranded at a local Dairy Queen restaurant in Missouri.[3]

Track listing[4][edit]

  1. "Satan"
  2. "Johnny Glue"
  3. "Speed Demon"
  4. "Blood Brothers Revenge"
  5. "Blag the Ripper"
  6. "Lucky Tonight"
  7. "Who’s Fucking Who"
  8. "Fuck ‘em All"
  9. "Anybody But Me"
  10. "Three Seconds"
  11. "Fuck Around"

Reissued CD track listing[edit]

1. Satan 2. Speed Demon Intro 3. Speed Demon 4. Blood Brothers Revenge 5. Blag The Ripper 6. Lucky Tonight 7. Who's Fucking Who 8. Fuck 'Em All 9. Anybody But Me 10. Three Seconds 11. Fuck Around 12. Dairy Queen 13. The Scum Also Rises promo (unreleased Dwarves movie) 14. Jonney Glue 15. Anybody Out There 16. Evil Primeval 17. Reputation 18. Lies 19. Saturday Night 20. New Orleans 21. Action Man 22. Smack City 23. Cain Novacaine 24. Underworld 25. Wish That I was Dead 26. Gash Wagon (Blood,Guts and Pussy vinyl only track)

  • Reissued on cd in 1999 with the album "Sugarfix".Even though the cover says 24 tracks it is actually 26 tracks on this cd.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[5]
Q 1/5 stars[6]

David Sprague of Trouser Press described the album as a "water-treading" release, and noted the band's shift to a metal-punk sound.[7] Mark Prindle commented on the increased influence of 1960s garage rock.[8] Matt Carlson of Allmusic stated that the album "reins in the disgust of Blood Guts & Pussy, as the Dwarves kick back for a celebration of pure evil".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2003) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. 312
  2. ^ "Thank Heaven for Little Girls - Dwarves". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved February 9, 2010. This Album has never charted. 
  3. ^ http://www.fungusboy.net/DWARVES.htm
  4. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Dwarves-Thank-Heaven-For-Little-Girls/release/1311674
  5. ^ a b Carlson, Matt "Thank Heaven for Little Girls Review", Allmusic, retrieved 2010-02-06
  6. ^ Leonard, Michael. "Review: Dwarves, Thank Heaven For Little Girls/Sugarfix". Q. EMAP Metro Ltd (July 1999): 148. 
  7. ^ Sprague, David "Dwarves", Trouser Press, retrieved 2010-02-07
  8. ^ Prindle, Mark "Thank heavens for Little Girls Review", Markprindle.com, retrieved 2010-02-07