Maggots: The Record

Maggots: The Record

by Wendy O. Williams


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Heavy metal concept albums are nothing new; however, this macabre opus ranks among the most bizarre ever recorded. More of an audio play than a music album, a Rod Serling-like narrator takes listeners through a disturbingly graphic story depicting genetically mutated maggots breeding exponentially until mankind is exterminated. Not for the squeamish; explicit dialogue and detailed descriptions of characters and their horrible deaths by the disgusting creatures are told with fantastic horror. Providing interlude are six apocalyptic Plasmatics songs embellishing the plot and displaying Wendy O. Williams' distinctive machine-gun caterwauling. "You're a Zombie," "The Day of the Humans Gone," "Brain Dead," and "Finale" are surprisingly decent '80s punk metal anthems with all the trimmings: chanted vocals, pounding militia-marching drums, and crunching guitar work. Once tossed off as gory camp, realized environmental changes and threats of biological terrorism made this prophetic release particularly unnerving.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/19/2000
Label: Plasmatics Media
UPC: 0663609010520
catalogNumber: 20105
Rank: 50586

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wendy O. Williams   Primary Artist,Vocals
Scott Harlan   Voices,Spoken Word
Lance   Voices
Michael Ray   Guitar,Background Vocals
Chris Romanelli   Bass,Background Vocals
Cyndi Sugar White   Voices
Wes Beech   Guitar,Background Vocals
Ray Callahan   Drums,Background Vocals
Valerie   Voices
Jeanine Morick   Voices,Spoken Word
James Gerth   Spoken Word
Stellar Axeman   Spoken Word

Technical Credits

Rod Swenson   Producer,Concept
Theurer   Engineer
Jack Rudy   Tattoo Art
Brian Drago   Director

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