Too Cool to Live, Too Smart to Die

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Too Cool to Live, Too Smart to Die
Studio album by Deja Voodoo
Released 1985
Recorded 1985
Genre Garage rock
Label Og Music
Deja Voodoo chronology
(1984) Cemetery1984
Too Cool to Live, Too Smart to Die
Swamp of Love
(1986) Swamp of Love1986

Too Cool to Live, Too Smart to Die is a mini-LP released by the Canadian garage rock band Deja Voodoo.

A mini-LP or mini-album is a short vinyl record album or LP, usually retailing at a lower price than an album that would be considered full-length. It is distinct from an EP due to containing more tracks and a slightly longer running length. A mini-LP is not to be confused with the unique to Japan "mini LP sleeve" or "paper jacket" CD.

Garage rock is a raw and energetic style of rock and roll that flourished in the mid-1960s, most notably in the United States and Canada, and has experienced various revivals since then. The style is characterized by basic chord structures played on electric guitars and other instruments, sometimes distorted through a fuzzbox, as well as often unsophisticated and occasionally aggressive lyrics and delivery. Its name derives from the perception that groups were often made up of young amateurs who rehearsed in the family garage, although many were professional.

Deja Voodoo (Canadian band) Canadian band

Deja Voodoo was formed by Gerard van Herk and Tony Dewald (drums), who combined 1950s horror imagery with rockabilly and country musical influences. Van Herk's guitar only had the top four strings and he sang in a deep voice, whilst Dewald's drum kit had no cymbals, which resulted in a low-treble rock style they termed "sludgeabilly." The band toured in Canada, the United States, and even Europe.


The LP was released by the American label Midnight Records. The same LP was later released on the band's own label Og Music, with 1988 re-recordings of the same songs. [1]

Track listing

  1. "Too Cool to Live, Too Smart to Die"
  2. "Take Out the Trash"
  3. "Gotta Have Money"
  4. "Bo Diddley's Cat"
  5. "Down in Mexico"
  6. "Cheese & Crackers"
  7. "Bugs for Christmas"
  8. "The House of Dr. Stimuli"


Notes and references

  1. "Canoe - Jam! Music" . Retrieved 2007-01-16.

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