Every record has a story. I have records that were gifts from people who love me and I think about those people each time I spin them.
I have records I bought at the merch table while at a show.
I have records from small shops that remind me of crate digging in London, buying random Czech country music in Prague, and sifting through tons of metal albums in Berlin.
And then there’s this album. This is the record I ordered online, didn’t double-check the saved address, and accidentally sent it to my ex-wife’s house. For the sake of my own mental health, I don’t communicate with her, but once I realized what I had done I was forced to talk to her.
That’s the story associated with The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy.
God bless Rob Zombie. He just does his thing.
This record pretty much sounds exactly what you think it will sound like. It is industrial rock with Rob Zombie’s signature vocal sound and style.
This album has the old TV/movie clips and touches of funky metal I knew would be there and some pretty good heaviness.
It has grit. It has drive. It is powerful even if it is kind of, for the most part, forgetful.
The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy isn’t earth shattering, but I didn’t really expect it to be.
However, there are surprises.
Side A ends with a beautiful, ethereal acoustic interlude. It is just delightful.
We get a little bit of heavy metal sitar.
And then, there is a bonafide country song. Well, it is a Rob Zombiefied country song, but it is absolutely a country song. And I love it.
The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy is fun. It’s heavy and danceable and has some excellent little easter eggs.
My favorite track: 18th Century Cannibals, Excitable Morlocks and a One-Way Ticket on the Ghost Train