SKRAPP METTLE


"Sensitive" (Par)

Reviewed by Snidermann

I was working at Kinko's in Ventura, circa 1986, when some fellow metal head came in off the street and gave me a cassette to listen to. Lo and behold, the cassette was by a band named Skrapp Metal and the title of recording was "Sensitive."

I don't know what I expected when I popped that sucker in to my cassette player, but what I got was perhaps the most politically incorrect recording ever made. This CD was pure metal and virtually every song on it was about getting head. 

Skrapp Mettle's music is outstanding 80s style metal and the lyrics will have you howling with laughter. Although the players listed on the CD are bogus, rumor has it that Jeff Scott Soto was behind the project. Regardless, each tune on this CD is absolutely riotous - both in a funny way and in a kick-ass way. The song titles really say it all: 

You're So Sensitive 
That Load
Slap Little Jonny behind The Ear 
Kill The Rich 
Pearl Necklace 
Spunk
Star Hag 
Sherbert
Retire Or Die (another rumor says that David Coverdale sings this one)
Shake the Monster
Muff Diving In The 80's

There are no hidden or deep meanings on this CD. The sexual innuendoes are blunt, straight-forward and in-your-face (no pun intended) throughout. I definitely wouldn't let my kids listen to this! A special note of interest: The CD (I loved the music so much, I had to trade in my cassette for a CD) does not have a warning label on it. Kiss that, Tipper!! 

The bad news is that it may be difficult to find this CD these days. The link above will take you to amazon.com where you can usually find a used copy or you can always keep checking eBay and see what pops up!

Skrapp Mettle get the full four chainsaws for superior musicianship and good, filthy, sexually explicit language. It's always refreshing to hear a band that breaks all the rules!

Skrapp Mettle is (according to the CD): Spunk - lead vocals; Nasty Gerbil - keyboard, vocals; Snuff Buzzsaw - guitar, vocals; Beef - bass, vocals; Pounder - drums, vocals.


Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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