Brainiac – Hissing Prigs in Static Couture: #978 of best 1,000 albums ever!

Braniac - Hissing Prigs in Static Couture

Why is Brainiac’s Hissing Prigs in Static Couture on my best 1,000 albums ever list?

Uh… this album is crazy. Good crazy, but crazy. Dig it.

What does Brainiac’s Hissing Prigs in Static Couture mean to me? What does it make me feel? Why is it exciting or compelling?

This album ain’t for everyone, okay? But sometimes you just want to get down with something loud and wild and kind of head banging but definitely and deeply weird, and that’s the kingdom within which Hissing Prigs in Static Couture reigns with authority that’s as powerful as it is bizarro.

But in a good way. Dig. “PU55YFOOT1N’.”

You just spell it how it sounds, right? It’s easier that way.

But in any event, this song will be your litmus test on whether you can handle the world of Brainiac. If it compels you to dance around manically, akin to Elaine in Seinfeld, while accidentally-not accidentally knocking ancient artifacts to the floor (smashy smashy) that just happen to have been sitting around on ornate museum-quality stands in your opulent French Revolution-appointed penthouse apartment (that’s housed within a steampunk blimp over the balmy skies of Gstaad), that’s on you.

Be you, is what I’m saying. That’s what “PU55YF00T1N’” allows for, budgets for appropriately, and compels you to partake in with great haste and ardor.

Here’s how to make sure you know what time it is in Gstaad, by the way, lest we forget.

 “Water resistant to three atmospheres,” you say, Mr. Akyroyd? My man knew himself some good “PU55YFOOT1N’” in his day.

And okay, I know you want this as well, so stop asking.

Then there’s “V1NC3NT COM3 ON DOWN.”

I don’t have much to add about this one, save it Y6FCAM pretty well, to be candid, while also sublimely U&!5hFF_9% yet retaining a certain uncanny ability to YRERRPP!!!_YOUBETCHABABYDOLL.

Finally, on a semi-serious note, I really like “1 AM A CRACK3D MACHIN3,” which has a certain lovely hardcore industrial Nine Inch Nails quality.

This album also sounds like

Beck at his craziest and screechiest and most experimental, and throw in dashes of Primus, Eagles of Death Metal, plus a dusting of Pixies (again at their craziest and loudest, etc.) for good measure.

Some stats & info about Brainiac – Hissing Prigs in Static Couture

  • What kind of musical stylings does this album represent? Experimental Rock, Alternative Rock, Dance Music, Post-Punk Revival, Punk Rock, Alternative Pop, Alternative Dance, Industrial Music
  • Rolling Stone’s greatest 500 albums ranking – not ranked!
  • All Music’s rating4.5 out of 5 stars
  • When was Hissing Prigs in Static Couture released? 1996
  • My ranking, the one you’re reading right now – #978 out of 1,000

Brainiac’s Hissing Prigs in Static Couture on Spotify

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