Never Is Forever

Never Is Forever
  • Album Info
  • 1994
  • Dog Job Records

Never Is Forever is the second full-length album by the Norwegian band Turbonegro released in 1994 on Dog Job Records. It was a limited and CD only release to only 1,000 copies (some accounts suggest 1,200). Bitzcore Records re-released the album remastered and with a new “Derrick-style” cover artwork in 1999. This album – “a tribute to Blue Öyster Cult” as claimed by the band themselves – is an attempt to dissociate from the Lo-Fi estethics of the garage scene: “When the rest of the punk oriented world tried hard to be lo-fi and ‘real’, Turbonegro as usual went the opposite way, creating a miniature suburban deathpunk opera. Seldom have pop culture, darkness and desperation blended so well.”

Four songs from the Grunge Whore EP are also included here.

On the CD-version there are three hidden tracks in the end of the final track: Bingo singing Staten och kapitalet, a 1970s radical left-wing progressive rock tune by Blå Tåget made into a national hit song in Sweden in 1980 by punk rock band Ebba Grön, Evel Knievel performing a poem named Why? and John Culliton Mahoney performing his song The Ballad of Evel Knievel.