Isn’t this just like me, I come up with a concept for something and immediately I’m breaking the very formula I came up with. I started the “The Centipede Tapes” category to post odd obscure stuff from my large cassette tape collection, and here I am posting something I don’t have on cassette at all. Rather, I have in my possession two artifacts pertaining to this band called The Trouble With Larry: this 1992 self-titled CD and a 7″ containing two songs from it (“Otto Mesmer” / “The Rodent Song”) and I was pleased to find a download of the album on some blog called The Thinner The Air, so I decided to post it here.
Whoever The Trouble With Larry were, they made an intriguing album full of jerky rhythms, scratchy/twangy guitars, declamatory vocals with gimmicky black-humor lyrics, and they somehow managed to make a drum machine sound loose, even a bit sloppy (in a cool way). It sounds like some kind of cross between Big Black, X, and Devo. Maybe a little Gang Of Four too.
Check the above-linked post for slightly (though not much) more info on the band and album, and download it off Mediafire at this link.