Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor
by Rob Zombie
Released: Apr 2013
Give or take the minute-long Middle Eastern psych instrumental "Theme For The Rat Vendor," Zombie may not break new ground on his fifth solo album. But he can't be accused of taking his shtick too seriously. He's mainly in heavy techno-garage mode, keeping punch-outs short and simple like Pussy Galore and ratcheting up cartoon-trash hooklines: "I'm so hazardous/ My name is Lazarus," "They call me a pentagram Peter Pan," "69 in the county morgue." He also pretends to be a howling radio DJ, intercepts sundry grade-Z horror signals and mixes the cowbell really high when he covers Grand Funk.