Beers, Steers, and Queers

Beers, Steers + Queers (stylized as BEERS, STEERS + QVEERS: THE ALBVM) is the second studio album by AmericanBelgian industrial rock band Revolting Cocks. Released in May 1990, the album was supported by three singles and was reissued several times. Its sound is industrial and built upon repetitive percussion and samples.[4][5] David Jeffries of AllMusic described Beers, Steers + Queers as dominating college radio and clubs.[6] The album's supporting tour was recalled by Chris Connelly as "ridiculous" and particularly chaotic.[7]

Beers, Steers + Queers
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1990
Recorded1987–1990 at Chicago Trax Studios
GenreIndustrial, industrial rock
Length56:40
LabelWax Trax!
Producer
Revolting Cocks chronology
Live! You Goddamned Son of a Bitch
(1988)
Beers, Steers + Queers
(1990)
Linger Ficken' Good
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Cash Boxfavourable[2]
MusicHound Rock3/5 stars[3]

ContentEdit

The album opens with a telephone conversation between two southerners discussing an upcoming local appearance by the Revolting Cocks. They are unfamiliar with the band and interpret the name as belonging to a male strip show.

The band had to dramatically change the song "(Let's Get) Physical" to avoid a lawsuit by Olivia Newton-John's lawyers. Although they had changed the music, they had kept the original lyrics intact. When the writers heard the song, they threatened to sue the band. The final version contains almost completely original lyrics. Some promo copies of the album had been released with the original version intact as well. The original version was released in 1999 on the compilation Alternative Press presents Industrial Strength Machine Music (The Framework of Industrial Rock 1978-1995).

"Something Wonderful" includes the eponymous sample from the climactic scene from the movie 2010. "Beers, Steers & Queers" includes multiple samples from "My House" by Chuck Roberts.

"(Let's Talk) Physical" is a 6:50 loop of a single snare drum hit and Chris Connelly growling, "Talk!". This was taken from the original version of "(Let's Get) Physical".

The track "Get Down" contains a voice sample of the word "groovy", spoken by actor Bruce Campbell, taken from the movie Evil Dead II.

Track listingEdit

Original albumEdit

No.TitleLength
1."Beers, Steers & Queers"6:03
2."(Let's Get) Physical" (cover of Olivia Newton-John's "Physical")4:21
3."In the Neck"5:34
4."Get Down" (*)13:42
5."Stainless Steel Providers"5:53
6."Can't Sit Still"5:35
7."Something Wonderful"4:38
8."Razor's Edge"4:45
Total length:50:31
CD bonus track
No.TitleLength
9."(Let's Talk) Physical"6:52
Total length:57:23
  • (*) Vinyl version is shorter

2004 reissueEdit

No.TitleLength
1."Beers, Steers & Queers"5:58
2."(Let's Get) Physical"4:17
3."In the Neck"5:33
4."Cattle Grind" (Studio Mix)4:42
5."Stainless Steel Providers"5:50
6."Something Wonderful"4:33
7."Can't Sit Still"5:33
8."At the Top"6:24
9."Razor's Edge"4:43
10."Get Down"13:41
11."Beers, Steers & Queers" (Drop Yer Britches Mix)5:44
12."Beers, Steers & Queers" (Take 'Em Right Off Mix)4:22
13."(Let's Talk) Physical"6:54
Total length:78:14

SinglesEdit

Stainless Steel Providers (1989)

  1. "Stainless Steel Providers"
  2. "At the Top"
  3. "T.V. Mind [Remix]" (CD only)

(Let's Get) Physical (1989)

  1. "(Let's Get) Physical"
  2. "(Let's Talk) Physical"

Beers, Steers & Queers (The Remixes) (1991)

  1. "Beers, Steers & Queers [Drop Yer Britches Mix]" / "Beers, Steers & Queers [Take 'Em Right Off Mix]"
  2. "Stainless Steel Providers [Live]"
  3. "Public Image [Live]"

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from liner notes[8]

Revolting Cocks
Additional personnel
  • Phildo Owens – vocals and programming (track 1)
  • Nivek Ogre – vocals (track 4)
  • Fluffy – engineer
  • Brian Shanley – cover artwork

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Revolting Cocks – Beers, Steers + Queers". AllMusic. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  2. ^ Woods, Karen (July 21, 1990). "Revolting Cocks: Beers, Steers and Queers (Wax Trax WAX 7063)". Pop Reviews. Cash Box. Vol. 53 no. 51. p. 20. Retrieved February 8, 2020 – via the Internet Archive.
  3. ^ Christensen, Thor (1999). "Ministry". In Graff, Gary; Durchholz, Daniel (eds.). MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide (loan required). Detroit: Visible Ink Press. p. 762. ISBN 978-1-57859-061-2 – via the Internet Archive.
  4. ^ "Revolting Cocks". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  5. ^ "Revolting Cocks: Biography". Metal Storm. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  6. ^ Jeffries, David. "Revolting Cocks – Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  7. ^ Gadget, Fred. "Revolting Cocks: Interview". Peek-A-Boo Magazine. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  8. ^ Beers, Steers + Queers (Vinyl liner notes). Revolting Cocks. Wax Trax! Records. 1990. WAX 7063.CS1 maint: others (link)