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The 3Ds - Hellzapoppin

The 3Ds - Hellzapoppin

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The 3Ds - Hellzapoppin

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Originally released in 1992, Hellzapoppin, was the 3Ds first full length album.

Opening with the giddy crunch of Outer Space, with its flat-out fun melody, plenty of crazy guitar effects, it sets the tone for an album that is both thrashing and tuneful but never pointlessly macho. Instead, amongst the crash, bang and occasional hysterics, songs like Ugly Day and Swallow radiate a great, fun vibe. Meanwhile, guest performer Alan Starrett adds a few extra instrumental touches during the course of the record, like viola and kalimba on the clattering Teacher Is Dead. Songs like Leave the Dogs to Play, with its hollow percussion, heavily treated guitars and vocals, show a band getting more comfortable with studio possibilities, while having a blast with them at the same time.

At the time, the editors of Spin magazine picked Hellzapoppin as the "#1 album you didn't hear" in 1992 - and it is easy to hear why.


  1. Outer Space
  2. Ugly Day
  3. Sunken Head
  4. Swallow
  5. Sunken Treasure
  6. Hellzapoppin
  7. Leave The Dogs To Play
  8. Hairs
  9. Something In The Water
  10. Homo Necans
  11. One Eye Opened
  12. Teacher Is Dead
  13. Jewel
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