Buy 3 Records, Save 15%!  Shop Now

Free Shipping on orders over $75.

Brian Crook: This World Just Eats Me Up Alive

$27.18
Artist: Brian Crook
Title: This World Just Eats Me Up Alive

Sorry, this product is currently not available

Browse More

1. Product Details

While recording a group of songs that would end up being part of This World Just Eats Me Up Alive Brian Crook took a break outside with his bandmates. A small girl nearby ran up to a woman saying Mommy mommy Theres a vampire here The mother asked how the girl knew it was a vampire and the girl said He talks like this and proceeded to do a growling impression of a New Zealand accent. At the time Brian was in a dark suit and had super long hair and was playing badminton. Crooks new solo album comprises eight years of recording so perhaps his undead appearance is not surprising it comprises a span of inspiration that seems almost vampiric with themes suggested by Greek mythology a favorite 1960s author to the abstract electronics of Aphex Twin and Arca as influences. The album came together in parts slowly assembled with various contributors and recording locations the earliest trace having lyrical origins from 1991 and was done during during sessions for The Terminals Crooks other band you can also add NZ legends Scorched Earth Policy and Flies Inside The Sun to that list. A near decade provides a lot of material for reflective songwriting. In Crooks revelations about life in New Zealand and his tenebrous lyrical style there is more than a touch of comedy albeit of a blackly humorous South Island New Zealand nature. The lyrics and music come from a similar place as New Zealand painters Bill Hammond and Tony de Latour evoking a kind of ceremonial primitivism.

1.1 Black Mariah
1.2 Dragged Both Ways
1.3 This World Just Eats Me Up
1.4 The Smoking Singularity
1.5 Sissyphus
1.6 Poisoning the Well
1.7 Joyce Carol Oates


H 0.16
W 12.33
L 12.37

2. Shipping and Delivery

If your order contains multiple items, it may ship from different warehouse locations. Tracking information will be sent as items are shipped. 

We make every effort to ship your order as soon as possible. However, please allow 1-3 business days for your order to process when calculating delivery dates.

Standard Shipping: allow 7-10 business days for delivery. Albums will be shipped via USPS Media Mail; all other products via UPS or FedEx Ground.

Expedited Shipping: allow 2-5 business days for delivery. Albums will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail; all other products via UPS or FedEx 2-Day Air.

Overnight Shipping: allow 1-2 business days for delivery. All products will be shipped via UPS or FedEx Next Day Air.

Shipping is available to the 48 contiguous United States. We are unable to ship to International, PO Box, or APO/FPO addresses. 

3. Return Policy

We offer a 30-day money back guarantee on all products purchased from Victrola.com. All items must be returned as new in their original packaging, including all accessories and cables. Missing items will be charged based on suggested retail prices. All returns must be accompanied by a valid return authorization number (RMA) issued by Victrola. If an RMA is not obtained prior to shipping, the returned product will be refused and returned to sender. Shipping cost is not refundable and returns must be shipped prepaid by the customer. There is a 15% restocking fee that will be calculated based on the price of the product once the item is refunded. 

To set up a return for refund please visit  Victrola.com/support. Please be sure to include your order # and reason for your return when submitting your request. 

Conditions:

All items must be returned as new in their original packaging, including all accessories and cables. Missing items will be charged based on suggested retail prices.

Album returns: If you have received damaged, defective, or incorrectly shipped merchandise, please notify Customer Service within 30 days. We will gladly replace the merchandise without additional charge, or provide you with a full refund.

If you are unsatisfied with your purchase and the merchandise is unopened, we will be happy to exchange it for you. No refunds will be given on opened albums, unless damaged or defective. Original shipping and handling charges are not refundable, and you will be responsible for all costs associated with return shipment.

Ratings and Reviews

Ratings and Reviews Underline
Back to Record Store