->''"It's a Revco World, today."''\\
-- '''Linger Ficken' Good'''

''Concrete, Bulletproof, Invisible and Fried: My Life As a Revolting Cock'' is, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Chris Connelly's memoir of his time as a member of the Revolting Cocks]] in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

The book begins in 1985, when Connelly is first introduced to [[Music/{{Ministry}} Al Jourgensen]] and is invited to join the Revolting Cocks. Much [[HilarityEnsues hilarity]] and [[IntoxicationEnsues intoxication ensue]].

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!!Contains examples of:

* AddledAddict: By 1992, Al has become one, having previously been a FunctionalAddict.
* AffectionateNickname: Grumpy and Party, for Richard H. Kirk and Stephen Mallinder, respectively.
** Chris is dubbed "Pinky" by Al because of the way his face turns pink when he laughs too hard.
* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: Indeed. [[SerialEscalation It gets worse as you go.]]
* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Averted -- Bill Rieflin is actually one of the saner Cocks and as belligerent as Martin Atkins gets, he doesn't fit the stereotype, either.
* AllThereInTheManual: Working knowledge of PostPunk, {{Industrial}} and IndustrialMetal musicians is pretty much required reading for this book to make any sense. [[MindScrew And even that might not be enough]].
* TheAllegedCar: Paul Barker's van, Icky.
* BadBoss: Al can be a ''big'' one, at times.
* BaldOfAwesome: [[Music/{{KMFDM}} En Esch]]
* [[BeleagueredAssistant Beleaguered Assistants]]:
** Whether Paul Barker and Bill Rieflin count as this to Al or as the [[HyperCompetentSidekick Hyper-Competent Sidekicks]] depends on who you ask.
** Sean Joyce during two Ministry and Revolting Cocks tours, especially toward Martin Atkins.
* BigFun: The always good-natured Luc van Acker.
* BittersweetEnding: Moreso than a DownerEnding because of the tiny HopeSpot.
* BoisterousBruiser: Al Jourgensen, most prominently, who is also most definitely HotBlooded.
* BrutalHonesty: Steve Albini's specialty.
* BullyingADragon: Phildo Owen's decision to provoke truckers over the CB radio.
* ButtMonkey: Reid Hyams, owner of the Trax recording studio.
** By coincidence, an awful lot of bad things also happen to Mark Durante: he gets arrested in Houston for throwing a rock at a police car and gets left behind on tour by accident.
* CerebusSyndrome: About halfway through the book, this kicks-in as drug addiction and personality conflicts start to drive everyone apart. It reaches an apex around 1993, around the time that Jeff Ward killed himself.
* UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}: Home of [=WaxTrax=]
* CloudCuckoolander: Virtually everyone to a greater or lesser degree. For instance:
** Paul and Bill are both found of trading non-sequiturs back and forth. Both are odd, but still fairly level-headed.
* ClusterFBomb: Too many to name.
* TheComicallySerious: Richard "23" Jonckheere, by virtue of his SmallNameBigEgo behavior.
* DeadpanSnarker: Steve Albini and Jim Nash.
* DisgustingPublicToilet: It wouldn't be a road story without one.
* TheDitz: Terry Bones, El Duce, and most of Phildo's friends.
--> "[Terry was] perhaps one rung up the genetic ladder from a garden fence."
* DreadfulMusician: The Mentors, a band toured with the Revolting Cocks in 1990 and were fronted by the [[TheDitz incredibly stupid]] El Duce.
* DrivenToSuicide: Jeff Ward and William Tucker, as well as one of Chris' girlfriends, Tracey.
* [[invoked]]DudeNotFunny: Connelly's reaction to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocked_and_Loaded Cocked and Loaded]]'s numerous off-color jokes.
* {{Eagleland}}: Connelly is from UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} and his portrayal of the United States falls into Type III.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: It's to be expected: Al, Ogre, Chris, Tucker, Mike Scaccia, Mark Durante, Michael Balch, Trent Reznor... Actually, on second thought, it would probably be easier to list the people who ''aren't'' Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunettes.
* TheEighties: Setting of the first 1/3 of the book
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The female bassist on the second Pigface tour is simply known as "the female bass player."
* FiveBadBand: From about 1985 to 1993....
** TheBigBad: Al Jourgensen
** TheDragon: Paul Barker
** TheEvilGenius: Bill Rieflin
** [[TheBrute The Brutes]]: Mike Scaccia, Jeff Ward
** [[DarkChick The Dark Chicks]]: Luc van Acker, Chris Connelly, Louis Svitek
** [[SixthRanger Sixth Rangers]]: Martin Atkins, Nivek Ogre, Trent Reznor
** TeamDad: Jim Nash
** TeamMom: Patti Jourgensen
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Al is Choleric, Paul is Sanguine, Bill is Melancholic, Chris is Phlegmatic.
* FreudianTrio: Al is TheMcCoy, Paul is TheKirk, Bill is TheSpock.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: The female bassist on the second Pigface tour.
** Also, Terry Bones for, among other things, sexually assaulting a fan and nearly getting everyone arrested and picking fights with other band members for no particular reason.
* FunetikAksent:
--> "We had no toime to seenk about it!!!"
--> "VOT EES THEES I AM HEARIIIING??!!!!" [[Music/{{KMFDM}} Sascha]] roared down the length of the bus.
* GentleGiant: Jolly, the nearly 7 foot foot tour manager on the Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste Tour. Paul Barker, as well, who is 6'4".
* GenderBlenderName: Mary Byker
* GoingColdTurkey: Averted--Al apparently tries once, and it doesn't work out so well. Justified, as he was withdrawing from heroin.
* GonzoJournalism: Possibly unintentional, but yes.
* {{Goth}}: Quite a few of them, both of the [[PerkyGoth Perky]] and Gloomy variety.
* HairTriggerTemper: Al has a tendency to fly into a rage at the slightest provocation.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: [[Music/SkinnyPuppy Nivek Ogre]], [[Music/DeadKennedys Jello Biafra]], and [[Music/NineInchNails Trent Reznor]] are the most obvious examples, though the same could be said for pretty much everyone in the book.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Patti Jourgensen is a redhead.
* IndustrialMetal: Duh.
* IntrepidReporter: Jason Pettigrew of the Alternative Press who accompanied the Revolting Cocks on a tour.
* IsItAlwaysLikeThis: There's no better example than Chris' second visit to the United States, when he comes in to find Al wearing a [[HornyVikings Viking helmet]], sitting on a rowing machine and cussing someone out over the phone.
* {{Jerkass}}: Let's just say there are a lot of them [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement and leave it at that]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Music/SteveAlbini, though he'd probably resent not being given full {{Jerkass}} status.
* {{Keet}}: Mary Byker
--> Mary Byker was like an excited puppy and scuttled around the place endearing himself to everyone.
* LargeHam: Al, both off and onstage.
* LeadBassist: Paul Barker, being the only other official member of Ministry.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Al and Paul
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* {{Manchild}}: Many, with Al being the king of it.
* MoodSwinger: Al... just Al. His opinions of other people fluctuate just as rapidly.
* MoodWhiplash
* NiceGuy: Quite a few, actually: Luc van Acker, Paul Barker, Mary Byker, Sean Joyce, Frankie Nardiello, Nivek Ogre, Paul Raven, Bill Rieflin, Mike Scaccia, Louis Svitek, William Tucker, and the members of KMFDM, for instance.
* TheNineties: The setting of the rest of the book
* TheNotLoveInterest: Chris' romantic relationships always take a backseat to his friendship with William Tucker. He describes their first meeting as LoveAtFirstSight and the book ends not long after Tucker's suicide.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Phildo Owen acts like TheDitz, but is smarter than he appears.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted--there are at least two Williams (Rieflin and Tucker); two Jims (Thirlwell and Nash); two Pauls (Barker and Raven); two Chrises (Bruce and Connelly) and three Michaels (Balch, Scaccia, and World)
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The engineers, the Poodle and the Princess[[note]]probably Julian Herzfeld and Steve Spapperi[[/note]]; another engineer, Fluffy[[note]]almost certainly Kevin Auerbach[[/note]]; a set designer, Angry Baby; one of Chris' girlfriends, Vogue...
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Men]]: Luc van Acker, Paul Barker, Dannie Flesher, and Bill Rieflin, at least compared to everyone else.
* PointyHairedBoss: ''Far'' too many of the tour managers, particularly the [[AddledAddict cocaine-addicted]] manager of the first Pigface tour.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Everyone in the book, naturally.
* RageAgainstTheMentor: Everything after the end of producing "Linger Ficken' Good… and Other Barnyard Oddities" and the postscripts.
* RecordProducer: Steve Albini is the Invisible Producer, Al and Paul are the DIY.
* RedOniBlueOni: A textbook case with Al (the red) and Paul and Bill (the blue).
* [[TheReliableOne The Reliable Ones]]: Paul and Bill again
* SarcasticDevotee: Steve Albini to Martin Atkins and Bill Rieflin, after the founding of Pigface.
* SelfDeprecation:
--> In hindsight, how could she resist a chain-smoking morose Scottish drunk who had not showered for days, and who was slumped on a sofa acting like he was the second coming of Peter O' fucking Toole?
* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Goes without saying
* ShaggyDogStory: ''Many''
* ShrinkingViolet: Nivek Ogre, surprisingly enough.
* SmugSnake: Richard 23 is probably the biggest.
* TheStoner[=/=]EruditeStoner: Pretty much everyone is one or the other.
* TheSvengali: Both Al and Martin Atkins verge on this trope, though neither of them is as good at it as they want to be.
* TakeThat: Too many to list. Mostly toward Front 242, Martin Atkins, and Terry Bones.
* ThisIsGoingToBeHuge: Al's predictions for the Revolting Cocks and/or Ministry's success never ''quite'' materialize.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Frankie Nardiello and Marston Daley, as well as the two crew members Connelly refers to as "[[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname the Poodle and the Princess]]."
* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness
* ToAbsentFriends: [[{{Tearjerker}} Postscripts 2 and 3]]
* TokenEvilTeammate: Terry Bones, during the Mind tour, especially after he sexually assaulted a fan during the Mind tour.
* TragicBromance: Connelly's relationship with William Tucker. So very much.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Terry Bones and his wife.
* VerbalTic: Al uses "man" so often it slides into this trope.
* ViolentGlaswegian: Averted, though that might be because Connelly is actually from Edinburgh.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Al and almost all of his collaborators. Martin Atkins is also very much the Vitriolic Best Bud of the other members of Pigface.
* WackyFratboyHijinx: It's a rock memoir, so it's only to be expected.
* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy: Bill Rieflin went gray early in life, resulting in this trope.
* {{Yandere}}: Mike Scaccia's knife-wielding stalker in New Orleans on the Psalm 69 tour.
* YaoiGuys: Jim Nash and Dannie Flesher, the co-founders of the [=WaxTrax=] label, as well as Frankie Nardiello and Dave.
* YesMan: Al has quite a few throughout the book, who [[MadLove live to take his abuse]]. Phildo Owen gets the most page time out of them.
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