Born in the Basement, the 1994 second LP from horror-pop-punk mainstays the Groovie Ghoulies, in many ways marked a pivotal transition point for the band that would set the course for the rest of their career.
After the first LP, the band had moved from Los Angeles to Sacramento, the city that would remain their home base for the duration of the band.
The title of the record is more factual than one might assume: at the time, the Ghoulies' lineup of Kepi (bass/vocals), Roach (guitar), and Wendy (drums) were all co-habitating in a house by the city cemetery, practicing in the basement, where the record was indeed "born"! This lineup would remain together for the follow-up World Contact Day, which became the best-selling Ghoulies record!
They also found themselves working with a prestigious new producer, recording at Seattle's Egg Studios with Conrad Uno (Mudhoney, The Presidents of the United States of America, The Ergs!). This relationship, too, would continue for World Contact Day.
Fueled by fan-favorite Ghoulies staples such as "The Beast with Five Hands," "I Wanna Have Fun," and "Back to the Garage," the album was a self-released sell-out through two pressings, attracting the attention of legendary Bay Area punk label Lookout Records, who would work with the band through the year 2000, releasing 4 LPs and re-releasing 2, including Born in the Basement.
Having already re-released the best-selling classic World Contact Day, Pirates Press Records is proud to present the album that paved the way for it and the long & storied career of the Groovie Ghoulies, Born in the Basement!
1. Blood Intro
2. Hello Hello
4. My Car
5. The Beast With Five Hands
6. A Message To Pretty
8. Back to the Garage
9. I Wanna Have Fun
10. Born in the Basement
11. Walk Out In The Rain
12. Hell Time
13. I Ain't Talkin' To You
14. Hyper Generate
15. Think Of Me
1000pcs. - 12" Neon Violet & White Galaxy Vinyl