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Grandson Of Ham

by Nimrod

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    Final copies of the North American 1992 pressing of Nimrod's debut album. Includes actual Japanese sex worker business card/flyer as collected by Tim Olive. 16 panel fold out booklet, standard jewel case.

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Ripsnort 01:47
Don Ho 01:29
Woozy 02:10
Open Up 01:36
Control 03:51
Withdrawl 07:13
Immolation 01:49
Abunai 01:32
Mr. Sullivan 01:50
Farm Life 03:35
Love Bead 02:18
Naked Baking 01:07
Muttfrappe 03:15


The first of three radically different albums from this trio of weirdo North Americans (seriously, they are all defective yet wonderful guys) living in and infiltrating the Osaka noise rock underground. They vaguely fit somewhere between the Butthole Surfers, Scratch Acid, and the Residents.

Original 1992 One sheet:

Scratch is overjoyed to introduce NIMROD to North America with their debut full length release GRANDSON OF HAM. This over and undersexed trio of white guys are currently recentering themselves in Vancouver, a long swim from Osaka, Japan where GRANDSON was originally released on BRON RECORDS. Tim Olve, Zev Asher and Sam Lohman’s collective musical resumes boats stints with the DUSTDEVILS, ROUGHAGE, SHEER TERROR, TWERDOCLEB, ANT FARM, BUSTMONSTER (with MERZBOW) and NO CONTROL. Holy Smokes!

Call it noisy, call it sinister, call it perverted, call it intensely dense, call it whatever. NIMROD sound like nobody else. Hipsters will note the participation of BOREDOMS weirdo Yoshimi and Japanese sax legend Kosei Yamamoto. Fasten your seatbelts kids, Yokozuna candidates NIMROD will punish you with their mighty warbling belly.


released October 1, 1992

Nimrod was:
Tim Olive - bass, guitar
Zev Asher - vocals & toys, guitar, feedback
Sam Lohman - drums, toys, gyoza pan

Special Musical guests"
Kosei Yamamoto -alto sax (3, 4, 8, 13, 17), soprano sax (8)
Yoko Honji - violin (4, 18)
Yoshimi (Boredoms) - trumpet, vocals (8, 17)
Patton MacLean - harmonica (16)
Masahiko Nakabayashi - voice (17)
Shoei - voice (5, 13)

Music by Tim Olive
Lyrics & tapes by Zev Asher, except tapes on 4 & 10 recorded by Sam Lohman, edited by Tetsuya Kotani.

Produced by Nimrod & Tetsuya Kotani
Executive Producer Masahiko Nakabayashi
Recording engineer - Tetsuya Kotani
Recorded at Omega Sound, Osaka, Japan on Oct. 21, 22 & Nov 4, 1990
Mixed at Omega Sound on November 22, 23, Dec. 20, 1990
Mastered at Tokyo CD Centre by Tetsuya Kotani & Mayo Takise.


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