Mission Creeps, The / In Sickness And In Health
Album: In Sickness And In Health   Collection:General
Artist:Mission Creeps, The   Added:Oct 2007
Label:Refractory Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-10-28 Pull Date: 2007-12-30
Week Ending: Dec 30 Dec 9 Nov 18 Nov 11 Nov 4
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 26, 2015: A Visit From Drum
4. Nov 13, 2007: A2Z
Empty Coffin
2. Dec 25, 2007: On The Warpath
5. Nov 11, 2007: Transmission Overload
Case Of The Zombies
3. Dec 04, 2007: A2Z
6. Nov 04, 2007: Transmission Overload
Empty Coffin

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2007-10-29
The Mission Creeps – In Sickness and in Health
Reviewed by Sadie O., 10/22/07
Horror surf garage rock with bluesy bits, and theremin, yay! It’s hard to tell how seriously to take these folks – a lot of it’s great fun, but some of it is fairly depressed. Lo-fi, in that there’s no attempt to make the vocals sound perfect (singer has a decent voice, mind you), and there’s definitely a major Cramps element.
No FCCs detected, but I can’t tell what he’s talking about half the time anyway. I like 3 and 9 a lot.
1. **starts with lots of theremin and electronics (spooky noises) then midtempo creepy surf rock. Definite homage to the Cramps, quite lo-fi.
2. *frug-a-go-go in the graveyard. Nice vocal harmonies, straightforward garage rock, Nuggets-oid.
3. ****fun ultra-slow oozing stroll, farfisa, fun lyrics.
4. *long congas intro, guitar and squeepy theramin… slow, downbeat. The spiderhole may be vaguely related to a wormhole, but it’s hard to tell.
5. *very quiet intro, whispery noises very slowly building to extremely slow, somewhat bluesy crawl. Quite convincing, but I’m not sure of what, exactly.
6. ***squeeps for a moment, then fuzz-rock. Do the pony! But watch out for the blood.
7. **starts with very quiet guitar, downtempo waltz, depressed pirate song with accordion. Arrr!
8. ***jaunty guitar and vocals intro, then bouncy, bluesy bop with harmonica.
9. ****bouncy, bluesy “working in the coal mine” meets “I’m a lumberjack” polka with cowbell.
10. *melancholy guitar and piano, slow, sad, and of course, weird.
11. **several seconds of near-silence, then bits of spooky noises, slow bluesy crawl. Instrumental with hauntings. Theremin wind noises for last 30 seconds.

Track Listing
1. Case Of The Zombies   6. Empty Coffin
2. Headstone   7. 3 Sheets To The Wind
3. Creepy   8. The Crussian
4. Spiderhole   9. Graveyard Shift
5. You Make Me Sssick   10. Unholy Truths
  11. Handted Sandcastle