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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Somewhere In the shadowy world that twists between the Misfits and the Cramps, lie the undisputed tyrants of Danish psychobilly, the HorrorPops. Fronted by upright bassist/vocalist Patricia Day, the sextet have absorbed a heady mix of '50s rock & roll and late-70s punk, and given birth to a debut that's genuinely fun. The leadoff track, "Julia," utilizes the steady lurch of the Clash's "London Calling" to set the stage for a record that, while positively rank with influences, somehow manages to rise above them and achieve a singular voice, and that voice belongs to Day, a statuesque, subterranean Betty Boop, with a set of pipes that alternately comfort and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Somewhere In the shadowy world that twists between the Misfits and the Cramps, lie the undisputed tyrants of Danish psychobilly, the HorrorPops. Fronted by upright bassist/vocalist Patricia Day, the sextet have absorbed a heady mix of '50s rock & roll and late-70s punk, and given birth to a debut that's genuinely fun. The leadoff track, "Julia," utilizes the steady lurch of the Clash's "London Calling" to set the stage for a record that, while positively rank with influences, somehow manages to rise above them and achieve a singular voice, and that voice belongs to Day, a statuesque, subterranean Betty Boop, with a set of pipes that alternately comfort and destroy. With her cat-like growl and thick-slapped bass, she burns through standout tracks like "Ghouls" and "Psychobitches Outta Hell" with an abandon that recalls the feline energy of early B-52's. As a group, the HorrorPops sound like a small army, and like the Misfits, they fill each chorus with wordless melodies and unison replies, much like Walk Among Us' "Astro-Zombies" and "I Turned Into a Martian." The dark, "daddy-o" romp, "Kool Flattop," is better than anything the Cramps have done in the last ten years, and even the obligatory surf-instrumental, "Horrorbeach," transcends the banality of the billion or so revivalists who have nearly beaten the genre out of existence. By adopting such a devil-may-care attitude to a style that nearly invented the phrase, they have avoided the forced reverence of previous imitators, and brought back the simple, sexy enthusiasm that made rockabilly so forward thinking in the first place. It's this kind of execution, attitude, and middle-finger-with-a-grin approachability that makes the HorrorPops a band to watch out for.
Entertainment Weekly - Sean Richardson
[A] rip-roaring debut. (B+)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/10/2004
  • Label: Hellcat Records
  • UPC: 045778046324
  • Catalog Number: 80463
  • Sales rank: 43,850

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Julia (2:45)
  2. 2 Drama Queen (2:22)
  3. 3 Ghouls (2:06)
  4. 4 Girl in a Cage (2:58)
  5. 5 Miss Take (3:58)
  6. 6 Where They Wander (3:00)
  7. 7 Kool Flattop (3:09)
  8. 8 Psychobitches Outta Hell (3:12)
  9. 9 Dotted With Hearts (3:53)
  10. 10 Baby Lou Tattoo (3:11)
  11. 11 What's Under My Bed (3:15)
  12. 12 Emotional Abuse (3:21)
  13. 13 Horrorbeach (2:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
HorrorPops Primary Artist
Karsten Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Niedermeier Drums, Vocals, Group Member
Caz the Clash Rhythm Guitar
Patricia Day Vocals, Upright Bass, Group Member
Technical Credits
Dan Gaarder Composer
Richard Plougmann Engineer
HorrorPops Composer, Producer
Niedermeier Engineer
Patricia Day Artwork
Jeff King Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    great cd.definitly worth buying, and listening to over and over and over.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Something new for your Ears

    Add one part old 50's style Rock N Roll with two parts solid Rockabilly and Psychobilly and you get a recipe for some awesome music!! This band is a touch of something new and old but you have to hear it to believe it. It has a bit of everything from hard fast paced Psychobilly on "Where They Wonder" to a solid rock balled on "Dotted With Hearts". Mixed with the romantic horror theme of old Danzig era Misfits. I just recently saw them live and they are rockin' in concert as well. Truly a brilliant album. Can I get a Hell Yeah!?!?!?!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    don't buy this album....

    this album sucked, you can't hear the guitars, everything is so basic. i read a review in revolver that compared this band to the reverend horton heat. please, this band is not even in the rev's league.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I LOVE HORROR POPS!!!!!!!!!!

    Horror Pops rock!!! Patricia (Pat) is a great singer and stand-up bass player. Nekroman rocks! the go-go dancers ROCK!!!! They are great performers. Stay Psycho!!!

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