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Rotund For Success

by Severed Heads

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Sean Bad Times Three has lot's of cool bleeps and beats as well. This album got even more commercial sounding but there are still some outstanding tracks!
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c-squared Then: Wait, what's this? Singing? Rhythm? Did I get Pet Shop Boys by mistake? Ummmm but I'm liking it. Now: decades later, I can get it again on bc and save me from digitizing the scratchy overplayed vinyl. Fave is Big Car, including the intro.
John Mentzer
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John Mentzer Like a surreal carnival ride after washing a vicadin down with MD 20/20, Rotund for Success is a wildly fun, sickeningly grotesque blur which you'll want to get back in line for again and again.
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Ryan A cohesive bit of gravity
David Elkin-Bram
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David Elkin-Bram Chasing Skirt and Bad Times Three also stand out, for me. All Saints Day has been a staple of many a mix tape.
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Runman I bought this as a blast from the past, had it on cassette once, this and the album preceding it, 'Bulkhead' were the beginnings of any form of Australian avant guard electronic music. And IMO it was better than anything available globally at the time. Kudos to Ellard and crew.


An expanded version of this album has just been reissued by Medical Records on black vinyl. Regretfully all the copies have sold in pre-order and we are currently pressing a second edition ASAP. To order this record and downloads please go here:


Medical continues it’s exploration and admiration our beloved Severed Heads. Long overdue and much needed reissue of their1989 album “Rotund For Success”. Special expanded 2LP version including alternate versions and remixes. “Rotund” is a treasure trove of hits including “All Saints Day”, “Greater Reward” and “Big Car”. Includes deluxe gatefold heavy duty full color jacket featuring the iconic pineapple and pine cone featured on the singles. Remastered by Mr. Ellard himself. Double 160gm black vinyl. Limited Edition.


released July 1, 1988



Severed Heads Sydney, Australia

Established 1979.

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