Puke, Spit & Guts – Eat Hot Lead LP

Puke, Spit & Guts
Eat Hot Lead LP
Gladiator Records
June 2, 2017

Out of the refuse of history is Puke, Spit & Gut’s long sought after Eat Hot Lead LP. This record is crass-weirdo garage rock infected with an unapologetically hardcore punk style. Puke Spit & Guts came from the San Fernando, California. They are Donny Death, Captain Worm, Dick Head, Marie Manslaughter and Stuicide.

Eat Hot Lead was originally recorded and released in 1980, through Puke Spit & Guts’ own label, Important Records. Decades later, the idea for reissuing this legendary record was taken on by Jello Biafra’s Alternative Tentacles, before Black Gladiator and Slovenly Recordings got ahold of it – a project ten years in the making!

The sounds that emanates from this artefact resemble the messy infusion of an unlucky person being blended alive with the introduction of raw metal-inflected instrumentals.

This assault on the senses begins with the opening track, ‘Puke Spit + Guts Theme,’ and continues throughout the record. The songs on this record would invite The Sex Pistols to blush and The Ramones to hang back in pop rock alley.

The other tracks on this record maintain consistent themes immersed in the raunchy and corrupt. ‘Who Needs a Queer Cut’ unabashedly makes fun of the rockstar look, while Manslaughter’s ‘You Ain’t Never’ invites notions of a BDSM, anal-free gangbang.

Some of Eat Hot Lead’s additional tracks exemplify the demented beauty of Puke, Spit & Guts. ‘Kill For Kicks’ is just what the title suggests, a song for the mass-murdering spree of bored teenagers. ‘Send Me Your Ear’ follows along the previous tracks lines. ‘Eat Hot Lead’ is a delightfully reckless defiant, rebel with too much attitude kind of anthem.

This reissue comes complete with bonus material, such as live recordings from 1979, a KRQQ album promotion, and outtakes from the ERRATIC sessions, plus much more! Obviously this is stuff for the kiddies to digest in full and not at all a smartass attempt at a punk record.

It’s shocking and offensive, much like real punk rock must be. The Eat Hot Lead LP is a must have, especially if your sense of humour is black and filthy, much like Puke, Spit & Guts appear to be.

Nick Kuzmack