Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Dead Horse - "Horsecore: An Unrelated Story That's Time Consuming" LP

Dead Horse is the best metal band to ever come from Houston, and maybe even Texas. I was a high school aged kid living in Houston in the late 80's when I first discovered Dead Horse by listening to the Sweet Nightmares radio show on KPFT radio. At that point they had nothing but a demo out, and I was blown away upon first hearing them. Their unique brand of thrash/death metal was punk influenced enough to appeal to someone like me and my high school friends, and as a result I don't think I missed seeing one of their shows from when I first heard them in 1989 until sometime in 1991 or so (when they started playing songs that would end up on their second LP, I started losing interest). Their first LP, "Horsecore: An Unrelated Story That's Time Consuming" is great. More than 20 years after it's initial release, it still holds the test of time... something unheard of for a thrash metal record.

A couple years ago I started posting some random videos on youtube that I had digitized, some of which I had taped myself, and a Dead Horse video was one of the first ones I put up. At the time, there was little to no Dead Horse on youtube, which I though was a shame, so I uploaded the following video. Despite the subpar quality of the video, it's quickly approaching 25,000 views, and i've since received countless emails asking for a copy of the entire show from which it was taken.

The original version of this record was self-released in 1989 by the band. Relapse Records re-released this record as well as their 2nd LP in 1999, but both of those releases have since gone out of print. The re-release of "Horsecore..." included their first demo as well as one other song, but i'll be posting the demo in a separate post with it's own artwork at a later date. This post only includes the original LP, which is how I believe it should be heard anyway.

1989 Death Ride Records

1. Murder Song
2. Born Believing
3. Crushing Of The Irate
4. Hank
5. Bewah
6. World War Whatever
7. Forgive
8. Army Surplus
9. Piece Of Veal
10. Mindless Zombies
11. Adult Book Store
12. Flowers For The Dead
13. Too Close To Home
14. Scottish Hell
15. Subhumanity


  1. this site always makes a right turn that makes me love it more.

    good call, mark.

  2. This is awesome, but we all know no thrash metal nostolgia is complete without their amazing "Rock Lobster" cover.

  3. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!! I have been searching for this band for quite some time. I grew up in New Jersey, one of my buddies moved there from Texas in 90 and introduced me to this band. Possibly the best metal out of Texas, if not the U.S.

  4. thanx wish i couldve flown home for the reunion shows.

  5. Man I've been all over net trying to purchase horsecore and peaceful death for a lil less $$. I keep seeing $50 to $150. I just want the cds to enjoy at work. I partied with these guys at Kevin Mayos house with Dr Death from Z-Rock back in the day. I just want the cds or another cheap option. I'm not a millionair. Just someone who was lucky enough to party with the guys quite often back then. I was 16 then. I'm 36 now. 20 years later. And I still miss them days. And ta let you know? I have know idea about mp3s' or what the hell a itune is? I just want the cds.


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