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.

Charlie Schiz

Charlie Schiz
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. I've been weird all my life. It's my time to shine.

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