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When The Kite String Pops – Acid Bath

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Ships from: Melbourne


When the Kite String Pops is the debut album of American sludge metal band Acid Bath. Released on August 8, 1994, it is considered an underground classic. The album's artwork is a painting made by notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy while in prison awaiting execution. The balloons on the lower part contain both his nickname, "Pogo the clown", and his name, J. W. Gacy. On the Double Live Bootleg! DVD (2002), Dax Riggs introduced the song "Tranquilized" by saying, "This song is about getting high any way you do it, and kicking the earth from beneath you" and "Cheap Vodka" by saying, "This song is about getting wasted and killing things, blood, sex, and blasphemy." "Toubabo Koomi" is Swahili for "land of the white cannibals." It was the only Acid Bath song that was made into a music video. The song "God Machine" begins with a spoken word introduction by Dax Riggs.

In 1999, sales of the album were just over 37,000 copies in the US, which is higher than average for a band with no publicity and released exclusively on an independent label.

Release details

Label: Rotten Records
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Remastered, Limited Edition
Country: US
Released: 2004
Genre: Rock


A1 The Blue
A2 Tranquilized
A3 Cheap Vodka
A4 Finger Paintings Of The Insane
B1 Jezebel
B2 Scream Of The Butterfly
B3 Dr. Seuss Is Dead
C1 Dope Fiend
C2 Toubabo Koomi
C3 God Machine
D1 The Mortician'S Flame
D2 What Color Is Death
D3 The Bones Of Baby Dolls
D4 Cassie Eats Cockroaches