Studio album by
StudioCoyote Studios
GenreGarage punk
ProducerMike Mariconda
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Destroy-Oh-Boy! is the debut album by the American garage punk group New Bomb Turks. It was released in 1993 by Crypt Records.


Destroy-Oh-Boy! was recorded at Coyote Studios in Brooklyn, New York. All songs on the album are cred to the New Bomb Turks with the exception of the song "Mr. Suit", a cover of the British punk rock band Wire's song from their debut album Pink Flag (1977).

Matt Reber, bassist of the group from Columbus, Ohio, recalled "I didn't think anyone would like the "Destroy Oh-Boy" record". Vocalist Eric Davidson also noted,"...figured, for sure, it would be stacked in the back of Used Kids Records in Columbus and they'd be putting them out in the dollar bins, every couple of months."[1]


Despite the band's notions, the album was released to what Allmusic declared "universally great reviews".[2] In 1993, Spin Magazine wrote very positive review of the bands' work and labeled the album "Highly Recommended".[3] In the same year, Alternative Press praised the band in their album review stating that "...Suddenly, not only have both prole-threat punk bashery and destructo-rock found fresh voices, they've been melded into a seamless new terror all its own".[4] Allmusic gave the album 4½ stars out 5 and made it their pick as the band's top album.[5]

Track listing[]

All lyrics are written by Eric Davidson, except where noted; all music is composed by The New Bomb Turks.

1."Born Toulouse-Lautrec"2:33
2."Tail Crush"2:34
3."Up for a Downslide"2:26
4."Tattooed Apathetic Boys"2:24
5."Dragstrip Riot"3:35
6."We Give a Rat's Ass"1:01
7."Runnin' on Go"2:11
8."Long Gone Sister"1:46
9."Mr. Suit" (Robert Gotobed, Graham Lewis, Colin Newman, Bruce Gilbert)2:57
10."Sucker Punch"3:30
11."I Want My Baby...Dead?!"1:37
12."I'm Weak"3:26
13."Tryin' to Get By"2:06
14."Cryin' into the Beer of a Drunk Man"2:03

The LP version includes "Spinnin' Clock" after "Tattooed Apathetic Boys"; "Cryin' into the Beer of a Drunk Man" is omitted on the LP, but appears as the b-side on the "Dragstrip Riot" 7" single. Also a 7" single (red vinyl) of "I'm Weak" was released with a B-side cover of The Rolling Stones "Summer Romance" on Get Hip records in 1993. A version of the album also includes the songs "Let's Dress Up the Naked Truth" and "Hapless Attempt".


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