Thursday 3 April 2014

Stick Men With Ray Guns - Some People Deserve To Suffer

'Some People Deserve To Suffer'
Stick Men With Ray Guns
1981 - 1988

Review by Brayden Bagnall

Genre/s: Punk, Noise Rock
For Fans Of: Flipper, Kilslug, Feedtime, Stretchheads

'In the beginning, the lord created the Earth and the seas - but on the seventh day he rested his prick in Satan's butt'
Officially the greatest line ever put to tape and also the opening to this compilation of recordings by Texan band Stick Men With Ray Guns. SMWRG were a bunch of weirdos kicking it between 1981 and 1988 who made some of the most apathetic, crude and scummiest noise punk of the decade. While they were still a band, their music was pretty much overshadowed by vocalist Bobby Soxx's on and off stage antics (he was found of inserting microphones into his butthole and starting fights and spent time in both prison and mental insitutions), but honestly I wouldn't expect any less from a band who sounds like this. With some almost post-punk worthy dissonant guitar playing, thick, tasty bass lines and Soxx's demented vocals on top, SMWRG's take on punk was both a hackneyed attempt at rock and roll and an even sloppier version of punk. Bobby Soxx may have died of alcohol intoxication, but SMWRG's few studio recordings and a slew of live recordings are compiled for your listening displeasure right here. Get rowdy and piss on yer neighbours.

1. Christian Rat Attack
2. Grave City
3. What Am I?
4. Have I Got A God For You! Pt. 1
5. Satan Baby
6. Scavenger Of Death
7. Kill The Innocent
8. I'll Kill Mother
9. I Am The One!
10. Buttfuckers (Try To Run My Life!)
11. 1000 Lives (To Die)
12. Enemy Enemy
13. Have I Got A God For You! Pt. 2
14. Nazi Cowboys (On Welfare)
15. Hate In The 80's (Learn To)
16. Swastikas For Christ
17. I'd Rather Throw Up Than Grow Up
18. Pee Pee In The Disco Mommy (I Gotta)
19. Hymn For The Fallen Angel
20. Twin Toed Double Down Son Of The Devil
21. Have I Got A God For You! (Reprise)
22. Grave City
23. Baby Now!



  1. Hate in the 80's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bobby Soxx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I was the guitarist for SMWRG and I am glad you liked us but I would probably take exception with some of your statements. Some People Deserve to Suffer is now available online at iTunes and other outlets. We also have a live album being released tomorrow, Rock Against Reagan - Live in Houston April 6, 1984. Check it out. The tapes were digitally restored by Jack Control at Enormous Door Mastering in Austin, Texas and the sound quality is much improved. The entire show is included, no edits, tuning, pauses, everything.