Ok to begin with this album has trounced every other Indian album in terms of recording. Actually, coming from DSR this is not surprising considering the experience. And ofcourse the man himself The Demonstealer (in this band also) loves challenges because its not all the time that the frontman of an extreme metal band does vocals for a band that sounds like Workshop.
The album Khooni Murga (Murderous Cock tht is) is packed with 10 tracks which define the gamut to which talented musicians can go when they come together. That is Workshop for you providing brutality and humor at the same time.
Musically the album is rich with guitar solos by Raj, insane drumming by Hamza, jumping bass by Riju n cute vocals by Sahil. He is such an adroit person that u connect to whatever he makes, whether its music or Demonic Omelet.
The album begins with She Folked Up My Jazz and its a perfect song right from where it starts to the end, complete with every musical element that u want to hear. Song-wise its a hit, because the melody it carries is addictive, to an extent that i end up humming it all the time.
Next song on this naughty album is Pudhe Sarka. Its about a guy who is one of us travelling in a BEST bus and how he ends up hearing pudhe sarka and maage sarka from the dictator on the bus – the conductor. I Don’t know about others but i do not know marathi at all, but i sure do know little bit of what is part of this well-constructed song. And that is all thanks to my experiences in BEST.
So lets Pudhe Sarka with the review now.
Tracks 3 and 4 are interchanged on the album (but that is a gimmick i suppose). You are expecting the track Chhati Ke Saath Panga to begin and bang comes the soothing intro of I Came. Anyways moving on I Came is a track which you are bound to hear more than once, as it vulpinely explains the subtle art of masturbation and how nimble you are when indulging in the same.
Next up is a song about one horny Patel lusting for a chick whilst his favourite festival is on – Garba and hence the name Garba Gandu. Because he sure is a Gandu. This song has everything in place and you expect some gujju beats and yes it follows. Hamza goes on to try everything, including these beats.
How To Make A Demonic Omelet is the weakest track of the album for me, followed by Chhati Ke Saath Panga which is a somniferous track.
Next up is Bunty Aur Malika Sherwath, the track which got 15000 hits on youtube and still counting. I went about understanding exactly why people liked the track so much, and I feel its not only because its controversially funny but also because its the first Indian track that talks about sandas and bable. yay ! we Indians get turned on, u-know-how ! The high point of this track is the drumming with Hamza playing triplets. It instantly catches your attention. Overall I liked the track. If not then atleast the lyrics.
Cookie Monster is the next track and The Demonstealer himself claims that this track is not metal (recalls him saying tht during the launch gig). I like the track. Its nice. But it took time for me to figure out the riff that got nominated for some best riff award. There are other songs by the band with better riffs.
The title track is the last one on this album and hence this short and hilarious album comes to an end. I do want more of Workshop.
Also i would like to mention Sahil‘s effort to bring in that multiple vocals effect. Seriously brilliant. Its most notable in She Folked Up My Jazz and I Came. It beautifies the song majorly.
About the dvd that comes along, I have not checked it yet but I am sure it will be killer. Though i heard video for the bable song is not present.
Next obvious thing to mention is the detailed album artwork tht explains the concept and the band through sketches. Every song has its own customised work n its not loud. Its just there and fits perfectly.
Great work by Saroj Naidu and Sahil.
Also liked the WFC (Workshop Fan Club) thing.
The cd is accompanied with a poster and sticker which is something new. So yeah why not !
All in all this album is worth a buy coz its nefarious, bawdy and brutal too.
Buy it and play it. It fulminates from track 1 itself.