Puke Spit and Guts – Eat Hot Lead

Puke Spit and Guts – Eat Hot Lead (Important Records) 1980. Ever see the 1980 horror movie Motel Hell? Its stars Rory Calhoun and Nancy Parsons as proprieters of a cheap rural motel somewhere in Appalachia (I think). They have a little gift shop in the motel and that is where they sell their famous sausages. The shocker is that the sausages are made from (spoiler) human flesh.

There is an amazing scene in the movie where a touring band decides to stay the night at Motel Hell. As they are driving down the highway, we see them rocking out in the back of their scuzzy 70′s Ford Econoline. It’s totally ludicrous. The song they are playing is called something like “I’m sick of you” and it is definitely punk rock.

But the band looks like a bunch Russ Tamblyn Satan’s Sadist wannabes. Total bikers. And this was my first introduction to the mysterious world of biker punk.

I know what you’re thinking…biker punk? Surely Joe Stumble, you are joking. Punk rock is an urban phenomenon and it shuns blues conventions. Bikers prefer the allure of wide-open spaces and the choogle of vintage boogie-rock. So biker-punk is a contradiction.

Or…is it?

See the one thing that the punk and biker subcultures of the 1970′s shared was a mutual penchant for nihilism. Remember…the bikers at Altamont were just as responsible for ending the 1960′s dream as The Stooges.

So your average biker rock band dug punk from a totally misanthropic perspective. There were no political opuses from biker-punk bands. There were no positive vibes to be had. They wouldn’t have called your idealistic yearnings and your heart on your sleeve melodrama “emo”. They would just call you a pussy. You woulda been their “punk” in the classical sense.

Instead…biker punk songs were about rape, incest, murder and torture with a double-dose of misogyny thrown in. All set, of course, to 3 chord sub-standard riffage with just a hint of chooglin’ boogie woogie grease.

The pinnacle of the biker punk subgenre was the 1980 classic Eat Hot Lead by Puke Spit and Guts, whose photos adorn this post. Look at these fuckers! Marie Manslaughter? Dick Head? Do I even need to comment on these two degenerates? And of course my favorite…Stuicide. What’s the deal with him?

I uploaded the whole damn LP for your enjoyment. Note how they spell rythem as well….As a preview I have added “You Ain’t Never” as a separate download. I wont give away what this tender little ditty is about. Fave line though is…”Don’t you know I got some fuckin’ class.” Listen to it. You make the call….

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13 Responses to Puke Spit and Guts – Eat Hot Lead

  1. buy levitra says:

    Thanks for uploading the Puke Spit and Guts LP onto your website. I have this album and love it but wanted to have it on disc to share with others. I listened to that album a lot and really dug it. The pix were great too! I am using Linux and just unrared the package and am gonna burn that baby! Thanks again!

  2. Chrysostomos says:

    Dynamite view on uts / Rokker! Thoroughly enjoy your write ups.

  3. Ace says:

    I got this album from here a while ago. I figured that I should come back and inform you of how much this album has completely fucked with my life. I used to think that gary wilson was the craziest dude ever. Now, I’ve been completely convinced that it’s stuicide. That photo is completely ridiculous. What’s also completely ridiculous is this album. It’s so freakin’ amazing. I find myself humming who needs a queer cut at strangely inappropriate times now. I think if dick head knew that, he would turn up a beer for me. But, then again, he’d turn up a beer anyway.

  4. Derek says:

    I used to lip sync songs from this Puke Spit & Guts album all the time from 1980 on…I even dressed in drag and did the You Aint Never song…this was an awesome album I’d love to see it on CD

  5. Anonymous says:

    thanks

  6. fred says:

    Yeah, man, thanks heaps for the Puke Spit and Guts, plus the Viletones post the other day.

    Never found a copy of the PS&G lp, and the version I DL’d about a year ago has a nasty scratch. Haven’t listened to this yet, hopefully it ain’t the same rip.

    Used to read H.Rollins bag on this act as Teen Idles opened for PS&G in LA. Then later on he *bragged* about seeing them. Fug, I sure wouldn’t brag about seeing Teen Idles and their brand of “I Drink Milk” punk. Gimme Puke Spit and Guts or Mentors or GG Allin or Naughty Women or Endless Banana anyday.

    And I didn’t know the Viletones had a site chock full of pics. Aside from their (now) well known releases, they also had a cool reunion LP in, like, ’86, I think. Haven’t found that sucker for download anywhere.

    Thanks again!!

  7. bazookajoe says:

    My uncle Albert (Alberto Perverto) took the pics for the “Eat Hot Lead” album! He and my dad used to also share property with Captain Worm. My dad told me about the album when I was still in grade school, and I actually found another Uncle’s copy about 7 years ago. It’s in my collection now. I emailed Donny Death (he’s a professor at San Diego State University) about doing a reissue of the album and he told me that Alternative Tentacles was supposed to do it. This was two years ago, so who knows if it’ll ever be put out again. Anyway, nice to see this bitchin’ representation!

  8. Max says:

    I don’t have much to say about the biker punk subgenre, except thanks for the chance to hear some, but I do remember my 1st hardcore show: Minor Threat at the Fireman’s Union Hall in Camden, NJ where the Ghetto Riders a Camden motorcycle “club” showed up and had a grand old time. The cops, who congregated in large numbers outside the building, however, didn’t seem to know who’s head the should crack–I’m sure it was pretty confusing for them.

  9. Frustrated says:

    DAMMIT! I was really hoping you were going to post the song FROM Motel Hell. I’ve been obsessed with it for years but the only info I can find on “Ivan & the Terribles” is that the guy from Cheers plays the drummer of the band. Did they actually record the song or were they just actors? Does anyone have a full version of that song?

  10. Possum Jenkins says:

    I’ve finally started listening to the Rokker LP- what a great, fun record!!! Great punk n’ roll! Weird undertone on the record, though, although I keep humming “Daddy, Whatcha Doin To My Sister”. Thanks for posting, I’ve never heard this in 20 years of listening to punk and constantly digging around for obscurities. A few weeks ago Ryan Richardson sold a copy of the LP on eBay, maybe inspired by your posting (?).

    - TONY

  11. miguel estrelo says:

    ANY ONE HAVING THE ROKKER-S/T LP FOR SALE PLEASE CONTACT ME URGENTLY..I WANT TO BUY IT…..

    MY EMAIL: estrelomiguel@yahoo.com

  12. Tom says:

    Another biker punk band was Gang Green & The Amputators. Also the Child Molesters were biker punks. Both were from California in the late 70′s and early 80′s.

  13. stash sadist says:

    hi, im looking for the rokker lp and the puke spit and guts lp anyone have it for sale PLEASE…these are two of the best biker punk bands ever!!!

    my email:noise@portugalmail.com