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Party Animals is an album by the Norwegianmarker band Turbonegro released in April of 2005 in Norwaymarker and in May 2005 in the rest of Europe. It is the final album in the Apocalypse trilogy. It was released on Burning Heart Records in Swedenmarker, on Bitzcore Records in Germanymarker and on August 23, 2005 on Abacus Recordings in the USAmarker.

Burning Heart Records also released a version with bonus DVD. It comes with a cardboard sleeve around the jewel-cased Compact Disc/DVD. The bonus DVD contains the Hank von Helvete workout video (Hank in a gym, showing how to lift weights etc.): 'A guide to the perfect deathpunk body'. A free sticker was also included.

The sound

For the first time it was decided to work with an external producer: the basic tracks were all recorded in November through December, 2004 in Oslomarker, then finished and mixed in Los Angelesmarker in early 2005 together with Steven Shane McDonald of Redd Kross fame, who has worked with artists such as Beck and The White Stripes. The album sound appears rather fierce, blunt and with less focus on studio production refinements in comparison to its predecessor Scandinavian Leather.

Keith Morris (Circle Jerks) and Nick Oliveri (QOTSA) contribute a few lines guest vocals on one song each, and even the Norwegian Kringkastings Orchestra was hired to supply the dark creeping atmosphere for the six-minute long opus "City of Satan", Turbo's ode to their hometown of Oslo.

A few remarks:

Bassist Happy-Tom says "It's like the best bits of The Rolling Stones mixed with the best bits of Black Flag, but composed by Shostakovich, Stalin's in-house composer".Marius Engen ins the lead singer.

"We've got 11 hits, all of them beautifully negative switchblade serenades," says guitarist Euroboy.

"Where their last effort, "Scandinavian Leather," picked up right where the band left off (pre-break up), "Party Animals" is a whole new beast altogether. Gone are the raunchy punk rock tunes of old. This is pure hard rock with the occasional ballad, wanking solos left and right, and super catchy choruses." - zambooie.com

Track listing

  1. "Intro: The Party Zone" – 1:58
  2. "All My Friends Are Dead" – 2:36
  3. "Blow Me (Like the Wind)" – 3:16
  4. "City of Satan" – 5:42
  5. "Death From Above" – 3:03
  6. "Wasted Again" – 3:07
  7. "High on the Crime" – 3:19
  8. "If You See Kaye (Tell Her I L-O-V-E Her)" – 2:59
  9. "Stay Free" – 3:45
  10. "Babylon Forever" – 4:52
  11. "Hot Stuff/Hot Shit" – 4:00
  12. "Final Warning" – 2:33
  13. (CD-only Hidden Track) "My Name is Bojan Milankovic" – 4:29


All songs by Turbonegro.

Line-up

Band members



Additional musicians

  • The Norwegian Radio Orchestra on "City Of Satan" and "Final Warning" arranged by Gaute Storaas, conducted by Ingar Bergby, recorded by Arne Kristian Dypvik, Morten Hermansen and Inger Kvalvik
  • Gaute Drevdal – Keyboards on "Intro" and "Blow Me (Like The Wind)"
  • Anders Møller – Congas on "Babylon Forever"
  • Mathias Eick and Lars Horntveth – Horn
  • The Artist Formerly Known As The Greatest Beerdrinker In The World, Keith Morris – Guest vocals on "Wasted Again"
  • Nick Oliveri – Guest vocals on "Final Warning"
  • Tomas Dahl, Steven Shane McDonald – Backing vocals
  • Keith Morris – Backing vocals on "Wasted Again"


Credits

  • Alexander Benjaminsen – Photo Production
  • Marius Bodin – Engineer
  • Arne Kristian Dypvik – Engineer
  • Evan Frankfort – Mixing
  • Joe Giron – Photo Production
  • Morten Hermansen – Engineer
  • Erin Kredel – Make-Up
  • Inger Kvalvik – Engineer
  • Martin Kvamme – Design
  • Johanna Lacabanne – Costume Design
  • Sebastian Ludvigsen – Photography
  • Steven Shane McDonald – Producer
  • Aders Møller – Engineer
  • Chris Sansom – Engineer
  • Pia Simensen – Costume Design
  • Gaute Storaas – Arranger
  • Turbonegro – Producer
  • Aleks Tamulis – Assistant
  • Brad Vance – Mastering


Miscellaneaus

  • The hidden song "My Name Is Bojan Milankovic" pays respect to Turbonegro fans all over the world. The Serbian city mentioned in the song, Novi Sadmarker, has one of the most faithful and devoted Turbojugends in the world.
  • Party Animals is dedicated to the memory of Rocco Clein and Richie Crimewave.
  • The album was released in Norwaymarker already in late April, 2005, two weeks earlier than scheduled in order to counter illegal downloads from several servers in Swedenmarker.
  • The second track of the album "All My Friends Are Dead" was used in Jackass Number Two, Viva La Bam, Bam's Unholy Union, Dirty Sanchez: The Movie, Norwegian horror movie Fritt Vilt and also CSI: Miami.
  • The song "City Of Satan" is featured in the MTV show "Nitro Circus" during a sequence in which snowmobile jumps are performed.
  • The lyrics In the middle of a fire fight in the song Hot Stuff/Hot Shit, is a military slang for a small-scale battle-like encounter



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