A previously unreleased White Zombie track called “Scarecrow #2,” recorded in 1986, is now streaming online. The song is taken from It Came From N.Y.C., a set containing five vinyl LPs or three compact discs encompassing the band’s early EPs and first two full-length studio albums. The set, out June 3rd, features the original artwork from each record, a 108-page book containing scores of unpublished photos, a discography, a “T-shirtography,” a flyer gallery and more.
The records documented in the set are the 1985 “Gods On Voodoo Moon” seven-inch single, the 1986 Pig Heaven EP, 1987’s Psycho-Head Blowout 12-inch EP, that same year’s full-length debut album Soul-Crusher, 1989’s Make Them Die Slowly album and the “God Of Thunder” EP also issued that year.
- Rob Zombie told us a while back that he’s never had a lot of leftover material: [“As soon as I know I have an album, I just stop. Like, I never go, ‘Oh, let’s record 30 songs and pick the best ones.’ I’m like, ‘Nope, we’re done. We’ve got 40 minutes, call it an album, we’re done.'”] SOUNDCUE (:08 OC: . . . album, we’re done.’)
- It Came From N.Y.C. was made with the assistance of ex-guitarist Jay Yuenger and former bassist Sean Yseult, both of whom were interviewed and contributed memorabilia to the set.
- White Zombie broke up in 1997 and Rob Zombie went on to launch a successful solo career in 1998. He has said in numerous interviews that the band will never reunite.
- Rob Zombie’s latest solo disc, The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser, arrived late last month.
CHECK IT OUT: Listen to the previously unreleased White Zombie track:
Watch an unboxing video for the set:
INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth — agree or not?
Ken Wood wrote: “Let’s be honest here. Rob Zombie has been a creative force and visionary that has made him and others so successful. The guy is brilliant. But J. Yuenger was the catalyst.”
Jasin Morman wrote: “I see why it was never released sounds like the Doors.”
Henrik Harbin wrote: “I think this mistake been recorded VERY early, before Rob really figured out what he wanted the band to be. Thankfully they evolved into something much more heavy and aggressive.”
David Nelson wrote: “Damn this music is great but Rob sounds like a pre pubescent teenager that discovered some Tussin…”
Steven Millan wrote: “Pre-90s White Zombie sounds like The Stooges meets Ozzy Osbourne and it sounds a lot more punk orientated and more intriguing than WZ’s and RZ’s later 90s and 00s/2000s stuff.”