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Enter: The Conquering Chicken

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Recorded  1993
Producer  Scott Benson, The Gits
Artist  The Gits
Label  C/Z Records
Length  36:51
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Release date  22 March 1994
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Released  March 22, 1994 October 14, 2003 (reissue)
Genres  Punk rock, Grunge, Hardcore punk
Similar  The Gits albums, Grunge albums

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Enter: The Conquering Chicken is The Gits' second full-length album, recorded in 1993 and released posthumously in 1994 on C/Z Records. Lead singer and songwriter Mia Zapata was raped and strangled to death in July, 1993 during production of this record. The remainder of the band completed the album with what they had finished so far and disbanded shortly thereafter.

Contents

Enter: The Conquering Chicken shows Mia Zapata pushing the blues influences that informed her vocal style to the forefront more directly than on Frenching the Bully, with songs like "A Change Is Gonna Come" (a recontextualized cover of soul singer Sam Cooke's original) and "Precious Blood." The band also arguably furthers their hardcore influences with songs like "Sign of the Crab", "Spear & Magic Helmet" and "Drunks" being explicit examples.

This record was later reissued in 2003 along with bonus tracks and different cover art on the Broken Rekids label.

The song "Sign of the Crab" was written by lead singer Mia Zapata running the scenario of her being murdered at the hands of a stranger, ironically just two months before she was killed. The lyric "...go ahead and slash me up/Cause you know you're the one that won't be found..." is also chillingly similar to what would later happen to Zapata, as the case would be cold for over a decade before her murderer was found.

Track listing

  1. "Bob (Cousin O.)" – 3:04
  2. "Guilt Within Your Head" – 2:26
  3. "Seaweed" – 2:23
  4. "A Change Is Gonna Come" – 4:03
  5. "Precious Blood" – 3:46
  6. "Beauty of the Rose" – 2:36
  7. "Drunks" – 1:37
  8. "Italian Song" – 2:07
  9. "Social Love I" – 2:39
  10. "Social Love II" – 1:51
  11. "Spear & Magic Helmet" – 2:43
  12. "Drinking Song" – 2:55
  13. "Sign of the Crab" – 2:33

Reissue track listing

  1. "Bob (Cousin O.)" – 3:03
  2. "Guilt Within Your Head" – 2:25
  3. "Seaweed" – 2:25
  4. "A Change Is Gonna Come" – 4:02
  5. "Precious Blood" – 3:45
  6. "Beauty of the Rose" – 2:36
  7. "Drunks" – 1:37
  8. "Italian Song" – 2:07
  9. "Social Love I" – 2:39
  10. "Social Love II" – 1:50
  11. "Daily Bread" – 4:33
  12. "Sign of the Crab" – 2:34
  13. "Drinking Song" – 2:55
  14. "I'm Lou" – 1:55
  15. "New Fast One" – 2:00
  16. "Sign Of The Crab (Live)" – 2:46
  17. "Seaweed (Live)" – 2:29
  18. "Beauty Of The Rose (Live)" – 2:44
  19. "Whirlwind (Live)" – 2:59
  20. "New Fast One (Live)" – 2:01
  21. "Bob (Cousin O.) (Live)" – 3:07
  22. "A Change Is Gonna Come (Alternate Take)" - 4:13
  • Live tracks recorded at the X-Ray Cafe, Portland, Oregon in June 1993.
  • Songs

    1Bob (Cousin O)3:04
    2Guilt Within Your Head2:26
    3Seaweed2:24

    References

    Enter: The Conquering Chicken Wikipedia


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