Hell with the Lid Off [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Wade Kergan
Aligned more with a rap-informed industrial scene that included Consolidated and Meat Beat Manifesto than with rap itself, MC 900 Ft. Jesus did rhyme, but his delivery was closer to Kerouac's beat poetry than the hardcore poetry of KRS-1. Excellent scratching courtesy of DJ Zero complements the eclectic productions that range from the chop-happy jazz of "Truth Is Out of Style" to the techno-goth funk of "Real Black Angel." The affected irony of his delivery can be distracting, but Hell With the Lid Off remains a highly compelling recording, if only for its brash flirtation with so many styles -- techno, funk, cool jazz, house -- and its refusal to settle for any of them. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Wade Kergan
Aligned more with a rap-informed industrial scene that included Consolidated and Meat Beat Manifesto than with rap itself, MC 900 Ft. Jesus did rhyme, but his delivery was closer to Kerouac's beat poetry than the hardcore poetry of KRS-1. Excellent scratching courtesy of DJ Zero complements the eclectic productions that range from the chop-happy jazz of "Truth Is Out of Style" to the techno-goth funk of "Real Black Angel." The affected irony of his delivery can be distracting, but Hell With the Lid Off remains a highly compelling recording, if only for its brash flirtation with so many styles -- techno, funk, cool jazz, house -- and its refusal to settle for any of them. [Nettwerk's 2003 reissue adds a pair of bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/6/2003
  • Label: Nettwerk Records
  • UPC: 067003027700
  • Catalog Number: 30277

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A Greater God - DJ Zero (2:54)
  2. 2 Real Black Angel - DJ Zero (4:21)
  3. 3 Truth Is Out of Style - DJ Zero (5:40)
  4. 4 Ufos Are Real - DJ Zero (5:20)
  5. 5 Shut Up - DJ Zero (5:42)
  6. 6 I'm Going Straight to Heaven - DJ Zero (4:03)
  7. 7 Spaceman - DJ Zero (6:54)
  8. 8 Talking to the Spirits - DJ Zero (6:30)
  9. 9 Too Bad - DJ Zero (5:33)
  10. 10 A Place of Loneliness - DJ Zero (0:47)
  11. 11 Born With Monkey Asses - DJ Zero (5:43)
  12. 12 Straight to Heaven - DJ Zero (4:04)
  13. 13 Ufos Are Real - DJ Zero (6:08)
  14. 14 Truth Is Out of Style - DJ Zero (8:31)
  15. 15 I'm Going Straight to Heaven - DJ Zero (5:33)
  16. 16 Truth Is Out of Style - DJ Zero
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
MC 900 Ft. Jesus Primary Artist
David Osborne Piano
Technical Credits
Rick Arboit Engineer
Charles Burns Drawing
Mark Griffin Producer
Marc Ramaer Engineer
Greg Reely Engineer
Rick Rooney Engineer
Steven R. Gilmore Art Direction, Cover Design
Siobhan Louise O'Keefe Director
Jamie Anderson Reissue Design
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