When Oakland, CA's Gravy Train!!!! pelvic-thrusted their way into the hearts of new wave nymphos everywhere last summer, they were out to channel the ladies of early rap, celebrate their fast food addictions, and score some cheap rimjobs and dog food. Their four-song CD "The Menz EP" (S.P.A.M. Records) was an instant cult classic, and with only limited record label support got them two tours with Bratmobile and rave reviews in Vice, Bust, the SF Weekly, and the SF Bay Guardian, among many others.
With their new album "Hello Doctor", Chunx (lead vocals, lyrics, vibrating grandma panties), Funx (Yamaha keyboard maestro, part-time dancer, anal beads), Hunx (Farfisa fucker, token dude, assless chaps), and Drunx (main fly girl, backup grunts, yard-long dildo wielder) have spawned the most grotesque good-time dance record since the Village People's "Sex Over the Phone". Too flaming disco to be hip-hop, too ugly to be "electro"-anything, the record was produced by Ikey Owens (Mars Volta) and John "Dairy Queeen" Nikki (ex-Primadonnas, Gene Defcon) and features hoetic waxings on cottonmouth blowjobs, burger abortions, bouncing titties and unwashed twatties over the kind of frenzied synth anthems that were used for car chase scenes in Corey movies. Making cameo appearances are Owens, Nikki, Chris Touchton (ex-XBXRX, Da Hawnay Troof), and Cyrus Comiskey (ex-Black Fork, Drunk Horse). Where "The Menz EP" was a more sonically sparse recording and used only drumbeats and keyboards, "Hello Doctor" makes use of organ, guitar, and sound effects for a richer, fuller sound. It was also recorded in an entirely different bedroom.
released 18 March 2003
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