Bad Mood Guy

by Severed Heads

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Cory Tucker
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Cory Tucker This "Version 2" of Bad Mood Guy is for the most part, a great improvement, although, while the live two part version of "Jetlag" is exceptional, the original may still have a slight edge over it.
The only two tracks that remain from the original that I truly dislike are "Rabbi Nardoo Flagoon" and "Mad Dad Mangles a Strad".
Everything else is quite good. Favorite track: Jetlag (original).
Daniel Ruben
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Daniel Ruben When the Australian electronic music scene was ruled by the likes of Models, Pseudo Echo, I'm Talking, Machinations; Severed Heads instead took us to a whole other level, a parallel universe as addictive as nicotine. Favorite track: Dressed in Air.
Charles Terhune
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Charles Terhune Classic industrial techno album! Favorite track: Nation (original).
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Bad Mood Guy was written during, and soon following, a flawed world tour in 1986 which was often soul destroying and in some cases career ruining. Despite the adverse situation, I was desperate to exit the IDM scene and to try to make music that was at odds with the growing cliches of 'electronica'. And the Volition label wanted to try to lift the band out of the home recording ghetto into a real studio. All of this ended up in a frightful mess.

In trying to avoid cliches, I was not able to find a better replacement - e.g. real drums didn't sound better than drum machines - and two days in a real studio wasn't better than a long time in a home studio. Racic's remix of Hot With Fleas brought the band straight back to IDM but at least it was a clear direction in the muddle. Almost immediately the band announced a version 2 of the LP, which was worked on in fits and starts over the years, then lost in a chewed DAT tape. The sevcom re-issue joins live recordings and demo versions to create what the album was trying to achieve before the confusion - it's a marked improvement! Still many people in America are fond of this album, perhaps due to a melancholy air.

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released October 1, 1987

Mixed 1987 at CBS studios by Ellard and Racic.

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