So, my buddy Jim dropped down from his current homestead in NH (and hello, Penny and Ava!) to the local area for work. We met and had some Thai food at the Prince Albert’s in Central Park (the place hooks you and won’t let you go…).
So–I looked ’em up, and they still have a web site. And I found an oldie but a goodie from them here on YouTube. It’s a Stargate fan vid set to the song, The Microorganism.
And here’s a fun review from their site (it’s an older one, but oh, well):
San Francisco CA, , May 4, 1994
By Sadie O.
How does one describe Boiled In Lead? Picture a rowdier 3 Mustaphas 3, a better-tempered Pogues, belly dancing by the Kentucky Headhunters. They’re basically four loopy, erudite old boys from Minneapolis proficient in every kind of ethnic folk music, who munge it all together, glom on some wacky lyrics and whup you upside the head with it. Yum!
Being familiar with their general state of excellence and insanity, my only worry was the departure of vocalist / twanger / tweeter Todd Menton. He always performed well, projected an aura of unease and had truly superlative arm-muscle definition. The new guy, Adam Stemple, projects unrest rather more than unease, acquits himself admirably, and has indeterminate arm-muscle definition. There’s a lot going on with Antler Dance, from a terrifying psychedelic cover of “State Trooper” to Middle Eastern trance noodling. My stand-out favorites are the Midwestern hillbilly anti-vegetarian anthem “Hook ‘Em Cow” and the testosterone-enhanced rave-up of the old disco horror “Rasputin.” Unlike other folks who come up with strange musical ideas, Boiled In Lead doesn’t sound forced or overly clever — you gots to dance when you hear it; it cures the halt and the lame; it lances boils and shrinks hemorrhoids. Believe!
According to their quite up-to-date website, it looks like Todd Menton (the original lead singer) is indeed back.
Still some of the best celtic-bulgarian punk out there. Enjoy!