Grong Grong (album)

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Grong Grong
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 5, 1986 (1986-05-05)
RecordedJuly – October 1983 (1983-10)
StudioSeaview Ballroom
(Melbourne, Victoria)
Grong Grong chronology
Grong Grong
To Hell 'n' Back

Grong Grong is the eponymously-titled debut studio album of Grong Grong, released in 1986 by Aberrant Records.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded Grong Grong two out of five possible stars.[2] Spin compared the band favorably to The Birthday Party, saying "Grong's sound screeches and shimmers smoothly in vibrato-drowned squiggles" and that the songs "only hint at the dark, heavy, and twisted minds behind this flat black slab."[3] Deborah Sprague of Trouser Press was especially complimentary towards guitarist Charles Tolnay, saying "where his fine abstract-expressionist guitar mist was subordinate to a series of overly pious Birthday Party eulogies like "Poor Herb" and "Louise the Fly."[4]

Track listing[]

Studio Side
1."Grong Grong"Farkas, Klestines, Taskas, TolnayFarkas, Klestines, Taskas, Tolnay4:28
2."Angels & Demons"FarkasTaskas5:10
3."Club Grotesque"FarkasTaskas, Tolnay4:01
4."Louie the Fly"TaskasTolnay3:39
Live Side
1."Poor Herb"BuchanTonlay2:50
2."Looking at You" (MC5 cover)Davis, Kramer, Smith, Thompson, TynerDavis, Kramer, Smith, Thompson, Tyner3:03
3."The Hills Have Eyes" (The Meteors cover)FenechFenech2:46
4."Who's Got It"FarkasTolnay3:45
5."Vlad the Impaler"TolnayTolnay4:04


Adapted from the Grong Grong liner notes.[5]

Grong Grong

Production and design

Release history[]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Australia 1986 Abberant LP Grunt1
United States Alternative Tentacles VIRUS 49


  1. ^ Deming, Mark. "Grong Grong > Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved August 12, 2020.
  2. ^ Jump up to: a b "Grong Grong: Grong Grong > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved August 12, 2020.
  3. ^ 'Enthal, Andrea (September 1986). "Underground". Spin. SPIN Media LLC. 2 (6): 34. Retrieved August 12, 2020.
  4. ^ Sprague, Deborah (1991). "King Snake Roost". Trouser Press. Collier Books: 191. Retrieved August 12, 2020.
  5. ^ Grong Grong (sleeve). Grong Grong. Sydney, NSW: Aberrant Records. 1986.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)

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