Horribly Wrong “C’mon and Bleed With”
C’mon and Bleed With
Eradicator Records/Shit in Can Records
The Horribly Wrong is a band almost lost to the annals of obscure midwestern punk history. They were active for maybe three years (2002-05), played maybe 20 shows and barely strayed from their home base of Bloomington, IN. They put out a 7” EP and sold through two pressings (the first in three days, the second in five). Every time I would visit friends in Bloomington, I would just miss a Horribly Wrong show by a day, hearing how crazy and drunk and out of control both the band and the crowd were (mind you, this was a time when Plan-It-X Records ruled Bloomington’s scene with their posi-core folk-punk blah.) Then, in the summer of 2005, the Horribly Wrong called it quits. Band members moved on, guess we all do. I was fortunate enough to get one of the 70 or so CDR copies made of the album but I never thought it would get an official release.
For the longest time, I described C’mon and Bleed With to friends as “the best goddamn album you’ll never hear.” Eighteen tracks of lo-fi garage punk that, if recorded in 1994 instead of 2004, could easily have been on Crypt or Rip Off Records. Think the Misfits meets the Mummies. There’s barely a break between songs and the energy stays high throughout. Favorites, in no particular order: “Blood All Over My Body,” “Rogers Street,” “When I Say Evil” and “Attack of the Human Eating Robots.”
Bloomington-based Eradicator Records teamed up with French label Shit in Can Records to finally release C’mon and Bleed With. Don’t miss your chance this time, kids. It’s super limited – 500 copies on 180-gram vinyl (100 on blood red vinyl and 400 on black) – with beautiful silk-screened covers. For the technologically advanced, there is a digital download card included with the LP.