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Thrumdrone cover
Studio album by Carnival Art
Released August 13th, 1991
Recorded A&M Studios, Sweaty Elvis Studios, and various others(which shall remain nameless) in Los Angeles
Genre Alternative rock
Length 50:02
Label Situation Two/Beggars Banquet/RCA
REG 07963 61016-2
Producer Carnival Art and Tracy Chisolm
Professional reviews
Carnival Art chronology
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Dig EP (1990) Thrumdrone
Wrestling Swamis single
Singles from Thrumdrone
  1. "Wrestling Swamis (1991)"
  2. "Blue Food & Black Sparks (1991)"
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Thrumdrone is the second album by alternative rock band Carnival Art, released in 1991.


Thrumdrone was the first Carnival Art album to be released on noted alternative rock haven Beggars Banquet Records. It is also the full-length debut of Brian Bell, who assumed bass duties after Ed filled the void left by former guitarist Shane Paul Rhody (Bell made his overall debut on the Dig EP). This disc is often referred to as the band's debut, due to little exposure of the 1989 long player Like Nobody's Business.

The songs "Mr. Blue Veins" and "Octopus" previously appeared on 1990's Dig, and are the same versions. An acoustic version of "Mr. Blue Veins" also appears on the "Wrestling Swamis" single. Also, the video for "Mr. Blue Veins" was derided by MTV's Beavis & Butt-head, in the episode "Water Safety" ("Ugh, Beavis put your 'blue vein' away!").

Track listing

All music written by Carnival Art, lyrics by P. Tak, except "Ruth's Advice" lyrics by Fallis, and "Octopus" music & lyrics by Syd Barrett.

  1. "Blind" 3:04
  2. "Backyard King" 2:31
  3. "Little Doorprize" 3:42
  4. "Hammer And Nails" 2:58
  5. "Wrestling Swamis" 3:18
  6. "Octopus" 4:03
  7. "Sticky Green" 2:30
  8. "Will Power" 1:02
  9. "Neon And Debauchery" 4:05
  10. "Antihero" 3:33
  11. "Mr. Blue Veins" 3:43
  12. "Ruth's Advice" :41
  13. "Drop Dead" 3:02
  14. "Itchy Little House" 4:02
  15. "Bigger Things" 4:32
  16. "Mrs. Pear's Reptile Homework" 3:11


  • Michael P. Tak - guitar, lead vocals
  • Ed - guitar, vocals
  • Brian Bell - bass
  • Keith Fallis - drums, vocals
  • Tracy Chisolm - co-producer, engineer