Bllleeeeaaauuurrrrgghhh! was the onomatopedic title given to a series of three 7-inch grindcore compilation EPs, each played at 33rpm, released during the 1990s by the Slap A Ham label of San Francisco.
As proudly proclaimed on their covers, the records contained 41 bands and 64 songs, 52 bands and 69 songs, and 73 bands and 84 songs, respectively.
Links to Peel
"The eleven tracks pass by in 15 seconds ... see what you make of this."
(JP before playing Seven Minutes Of Nausea's contributions to 'Bllleeeeaaauuurrrrgghhh! - The Record', 26 May 1991)
A huge grindcore fan, Peel was quick to pick up on the first EP in the Bllleeeeaaauuurrrrgghhh! series and played multiple tracks from all three of the records. As noted by Peel show book author David Cavanagh, the first compilation was an ideal fit for the “Uproar Break” mid-programme feature the DJ introduced in 1991 for refreshing blasts of grindcore and death metal.
The DJ was no doubt attracted by the extreme brevity of the tracks deployed on the EPs, which wasn't unusual for such music, and seemed to take particular delight in anouncing the series title on air. The long list of bands featured on the records included session artists such as Agathocles, Extreme Noise Terror, Melt-Banana and Melvins.
Peel also played many other Slap A Ham releases.
- 13 April 1991: Anal Cunt: Untitled (x6)
- 14 April 1991: No Comment: A Mother's Crime
- 20 April 1991: Neanderthal: Built For Brutality
- 28 April 1991: Go!: Pizza Boy
- 04 May 1991: Neanderthal: Built For Brutality
- 05 May 1991: Infest: Why Don't You?
- 11 May 1991: Mouthfart: You Know I'm Gonna
- 20 May 1991 (BBC World Service): Infest: Why Don't You?
- 20 May 1991 (BBC World Service): Born Against: Nail That Sticks Up
- 20 May 1991 (BBC World Service): Stikky: Song #39
- 26 May 1991 Seven Minutes Of Nausea: SDI Theory/Rights Inherent/Destruction Is On/Fuck To No Justify/Carcass Pulp/Grind Infect/Heavy Satan/Lorro Morte/Blood On The World/What I Feel/Stoked
- 04 December 1992: Intense Degree: He Was The Ukele Player For Doctor Eugene's Travelling Folk Show Band (JP: ‘And you’re back with the Peel wing ding: another centre of stability.’)
- 05 December 1992: Capitalist Casualties: Dead Weight
- 11 December 1992: Capitalist Casualties: Soiled
- 12 December 1992: Skimmed: I Wonder Who Can Say In 15 Seconds Anything More Sophisticated Than Bllleeeeaaauuurrrrgghhh!
- 20 December 1992 (BFBS): Intense Degree: He Was The Ukelele Player For Doctor Eugene's Travelling Folk Show Band
- 01 January 1993: Rupture: Brains Of Buds
- 08 January 1993: Plutocracy: Good Times
- 15 January 1993: Sarcasm: No Straight Edge
- 22 January 1993: AM: Seven Untitled Songs
- 05 February 1993: Audiostench: Phase 1: Megabyte Mayhem
- 20 February 1993: Sockeye: Don't Fear The Reaper
- 26 February 1993: (JP: 'I've got something like 15 seconds long during which I have to cue up the next record, so this is going to be quite exciting stuff.')
Rottrevore: 'Clogged Sewer Pipe
(JP: 'Did it with about 5 seconds to spare, too! ... now the only thing is that I may have cued this up at the wrong speed, but we'll find out together shall we?')
- 09 April 1998: Final Conflict: Promise Keeper
- 09 April 1998: Lack Of Interest: Frustration
- 09 April 1998: 324: Modify
- 09 April 1998: Avulsion Bootleg: Holywater
- 09 April 1998: Noothgrush: Strawberry Shortcake And Friends Holding Hands And Going Around The Gazebo With Custard And Pupcake Watching
- 09 April 1998: Suppression: Feed On Their Vomit
- 09 April 1998: Slight Slapper: Anal Count
- 09 April 1998: Melt-Banana: 7.2 Seconds Flipping
- 18 May 1999: Melt Banana: Cough Coughed Coughing (7 inch - Eleventh ) Slap A Ham Records. (JP: 'That's Melt Banana going blerrrragh! to life.')
- ↑ Good Night And Good Riddance, pg 468-469.