They (album)

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They
King Missile - They.jpg
Studio album by
Released1988
StudioNoise New York
(New York City, New York)
Genre
Length45:28
LabelShimmy Disc
ProducerMark Kramer
King Missile chronology
Fluting on the Hump
(1987)
They
(1988)
Mystical Shit
(1990)
Alternative cover
European edition cover
European edition cover

They is the second studio album by King Missile (Dog Fly Religion), released in 1988 by Shimmy Disc.[1][2][3][4]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[5]

Tim DiGravina of AllMusic called They "remarkably accomplished" and "filled with potent, dark humor, but its gentle spirit and artistic puns make for a compelling listen."[5] Trouser Press said "Hall's black humor meshes nicely with Dogbowl's more romantic inclinations."[6]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Now"1:53
2."I'm Open"
  • Hall
  • Tunney
2:21
3."Mr. Johnson"David Keener1:54
4."She Had Nothing"
  • Hall
  • Tunney
1:57
5."He Needed"
  • Hall
  • Tunney
1:18
6."The Love Song"
  • Hall
  • Tunney
2:13
7."Margaret's Eyes"Tunney2:44
8."The Bunny Song"
  • Hall
  • Tunney
1:55
9."The Blood Song"
  • Hall
  • Tunney
4:01
10."Stonehenge"
  • Hall
  • Tunney
1:30
11."They"
2:30
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."When She Closed Her Eyes"
  • Hall
  • Tunney
1:42
2."Hemophiliac of Love"Tunney3:22
3."Fish"
  • Hall
  • Tunney
3:20
4."Leather Clown"
4:25
5."WW3 Is a Giant Ice Cream Cone"Tunney3:23
6."Farm"
  • Hall
  • Tunney
1:40
7."As I Walked Thru Queens"Hall3:20
CD track listing
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Now"1:53
2."I'm Open"
  • Hall
  • Tunney
2:21
3."Mr. Johnson"David Keener1:54
4."She Had Nothing"
  • Hall
  • Tunney
1:57
5."He Needed"
  • Hall
  • Tunney
1:18
6."The Love Song"
  • Hall
  • Tunney
2:13
7."Margaret's Eyes"Tunney2:44
8."The Bunny Song"
  • Hall
  • Tunney
1:55
9."The Blood Song"
  • Hall
  • Tunney
4:00
10."Stonehenge"
  • Hall
  • Tunney
1:30
11."They"
2:30
12."When She Closed Her Eyes"
  • Hall
  • Tunney
1:58
13."Hemophiliac of Love"Tunney3:22
14."The Box"
  • Hall
  • Tunney
2:51
15."Fish"
  • Hall
  • Tunney
3:20
16."Leather Clown"
  • Hall
  • Korbet
  • Tunney
4:25
17."WW3 Is a Giant Ice Cream Cone"Tunney3:23
18."Farm"
  • Hall
  • Tunney
1:40
19."As I Walked Thru Queens"Hall3:20
20."Hey Jesus"
  • Hall
  • Tunney
2:06
21."If Only"
  • Hall
  • Tunney
1:36
22."Double Fucked by 2 Black Studs"
  • Hall
  • Tunney
1:29

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the They liner notes.[7]

King Missile

Additional performers

Production and design

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States 1988 Shimmy Disc CD, LP shimmy 015
Europe 1990 CD SDE 9023

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blush, Steven (October 4, 2016). Now I Got Worry: Indie Rock. New York Rock: From the Rise of The Velvet Underground to the Fall of CBGB. St. Martin's Publishing Group. p. 369. Retrieved September 6, 2020.
  2. ^ Thompson, David (November 1, 2000). Gravy. Alternative Rock: Third Ear – The Essential Listening Companion. Miller Freeman, Inc. p. 784. Retrieved September 6, 2020.
  3. ^ Blum, Joshua; Holman, Bob; Pellington, Mark (March 30, 1996). John S. Hall. United States of Poetry. Harry N. Abrams. p. 171. Retrieved September 6, 2020.
  4. ^ Buckley, Jonathan (2003). John S. Hall. The Rough Guide to Rock. Rough Guides. p. 558. Retrieved September 6, 2020.
  5. ^ a b DiGravina, Tim. "King Missile: They > Review". AllMusic. Retrieved September 6, 2020.
  6. ^ Gehr, Richard; Robbins, Ira. "King Missile (Dog Fly Religion)". Trouser Press. Trouser Press LLC. Retrieved September 6, 2020.
  7. ^ They (sleeve). King Missile. New York City: Shimmy Disc. 1988.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)

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