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Revolting Cocks

Revolting Cocks, also known as RevCo, are an American industrial rock band that began as a musical side-project for Belgian musicians Richard 23 (Front 242) and Luc van Acker with Ministry’s Alain Jourgensen in 1985.

Losing Richard 23 after some creative differences, the group’s remaining two members were augmented by a rapidly changing set of musicians centered around Chris Connelly (Fini Tribe, later Damage Manual), Paul Barker (Ministry), Duane Buford, and Bill Rieflin (who is now playing for REM), with around twenty others as irregular contributors or guest artists. ...read more

Revolting Cocks, also known as RevCo, are an American industrial rock band that began as a musical side-project for Belgian musicians Richard 23 (Front 242) and Luc van Acker with Ministry’s Alain Jourgensen in 1985.

Losing Richard 23 after some creative differences, the group’s remaining two members were augmented by a rapidly changing set of musicians centered around Chris Connelly (Fini Tribe, later Damage Manual), Paul Barker (Ministry), Duane Buford, and Bill Rieflin (who is now playing for REM), with around twenty others as irregular contributors or guest artists.

Their single "No Devotion" was quickly followed by an album Big Sexy Land in 1986, which on its turn was followed by a live album You Goddamned Son of a Bitch in 1987 and a studio LP Beers, Steers, & Queers in 1989. After a hiatus, Linger Ficken’ Good was released in 1993 - this would be Revolting Cocks’ last album for over 10 years.

The first album was a mix of industrial, dance and techno, with sampling and strong synthesized beats dominating. The live album, with the change in personnel, featured a return to Ministry-like industrial - the Big Sexy Land tracks embedded in shouting and noise. This trend continued on Beers, Steers, & Queers, layering sample over sample and pushing ever further into distortion. Linger Ficken’ Good was released by Sire records and is a tamer affair, most tracks returning to the less layered material and only occasionally producing Ministry noise. Included was a cover of Rod Stewart’s "Do Ya Think I’m Sexy", which was also released as a single.

In 2004, the band released iterations of Prune Tang to disappointing responses from fans. An album titled Purple Head was due in 2004, but was delayed until 2006 with a change in title to Cocked & Loaded. The first single, "Caliente (Dark Entries)", a cover of sorts of Dark Entries, with vocalist Gibby Haynes, was featured on the soundtrack of Saw II in 2005.

The Revolting Cocks are also known for their perverse lyrics and raunchy live shows. Due to their content, they were a target for angry moralists in the late ’80s/early ’90s. In the mid ’80s, their song “No Devotion” was put on the PMRC’s “banning list”, and in 1990, Britain’s Home Secretary Douglas Hurd tried to stop the band from performing in the UK by refusing them work permits. They have also been offensive to the songwriters/performers in which they chose to cover and satire, such as Olivia Newton-John and Rod Stewart (though the former denied them permission entirely to perform their work outright).

The group has carried on strong since their 2006 affair Cocked & Loaded, releasing 2 remix albums and a full length. Their newest album, Got Cock?, is scheduled for a April 13 release.

The origin of the group’s name is uncertain. One story claims that the name was the result of the original lineup participating in a night of extremely heavy drinking, which resulted in a bar owner throwing the drunk group out and calling them a bunch of revolting cocks. « hide

Similar Bands: Ministry

LPs
Got Mixxx?
2011

Got Cock?
2010

2.8
6 Votes
Sex-O Mixxx-O
2009

2.5
5 Votes
Sex-O Olympic-O
2009

2.6
7 Votes
Cocktail Mixxx
2007

1.5
4 Votes
Cocked and Loaded
2006

3
11 Votes
Linger Ficken' Good... and Other Barnyard Oddities
1993

3.9
12 Votes
Beers, Steers + Queers
1990

4
17 Votes
Big Sexy Land
1986

3.7
10 Votes
Live Albums
Live! You Goddamned Son of a Bitch
1988

4
4 Votes

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