1/ Sawtooth (Hawkins) 2.20 2/ Clockwork Dub (Hawkins) 4.27 3/ Atomic Whip (Hawkins) 4.26 4/ Watch Yer Step (Hawkins) 3.13 5/ Drowning (Hawkins) 6.02 6/ Major Key Dub (Hawkins) 4.08 7/ Alice In My Fantasies (Cook,Clinton) 2.54 8/ Roller Coaster (Hawkins) 4.34 9/ Dubbing In the Sinai (Hawkins) 3.47 10/ Wailing Wall (Hawkins) 3.04 11/ Freaked (Long Version) (Hawkins,Rollins) 4.27 12/ Purged Specimen (Zorn) 1.52 13/ Freaked (Title Version) (Hawkins,Rollins) 2.44 Tracks 1-10 recorded May and June 1988 at B.C. Studio, Brooklyn, New York Engineered and mixed by Martin Bisi Tracks 11 and 13 recorded at Greenpoint Studios 1993 by Robert Musso Remixed at Orange Sound by Andy Hawkins, April 2017 Mix engineer: James Dellatacoma Produced by Bill Laswell Track 12 produced by John Zorn Tracks 1-10 and 12 originally mastered at Masterdisc by Howie Weinberg Remastered by Alex DeTurk at Strange Weather, May 2017Andy Hawkins: guitar; Gabe Katz: bass; Ted Epstein: drums; John Zorn (12): saxophone; Henry Rollins (11,13): vocals.
1988 - Enemy (USA), EMY 107 (Vinyl) 1988 - Enemy (USA), EMCD 107 (CD) 2017 - Indivisible Music (USA), INDM0002.1.3 (2x12") 2017 - Indivisible Music (USA), INDM0002.2.4 (CD)Note: Sequence noted here is from the 2017 CD re-release.
Two tracks stand out as departures from their first album: a cover of George Clinton's Alice in My Fantasies wherein Blind Idiot God shows that it can also handle power-funk quite capably, and the final cut, Purged Specimen. For this number, they are joined by saxophonist, composer (he wrote the piece) and lover of hard-core thrash John Zorn. The track sounds much more like a Naked City song than a typical Blind Idiot God rave-up though, again, it's an example of the band successfully navigating hitherto unexplored territory. Listeners who enjoyed their debut album will find more of the same here, even if they suspect that a bit of a rut is being established.
Brian Olewnick (courtesy of the All Music Guide, via the Get Music website)