Lords of Acid is a spectacularly raunchy Belgian acid house band.
Created in 1988 by Praga Khan (aka Maurice Engelen), Darling Nikkie (aka Nikkie van Lierop and Jade4U), and Oliver Adams, Lords of Acid is notorious for its hard-edged chainsaw techno grooves, its dead sexy female lead vocalists (currently DJ Mea), and its incredibly filthy lyrics, 99% of which can't be played on US radio even with editing. To put it in perspective, their first single was a long and heavily looped track called "I Sit On Acid", which featured van Lierop chanting "sit on my face" and laughing orgasmically... After an opening lyric of "Darling come here, fuck me up the-". The song garnered quite unbelievable critical acclaim, and appeared in their debut album Lust, exited in 1991, which also got outstanding acclaim from critics. Their second album, Voodoo-U, has exited in 1994, and has a Darker and Edgier sound than Lust. While not as well-received as Lust, it still got critical praise. Our Little Secret was their third album, launched in 1997. The album contains their second hit, "Pussy". Farstucker is their fourth album, which exited in 2000, which has a more rock-influenced sound. After a decade-long break, Lords of Acid returned in 2012 with Deep Chills, which is a considerable return to their original acid house sound. Oliver Adams and Praga Khan also did the soundtrack for Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, performing as The Immortals. The band even appeared as a cameo in a porn movie.
- Lust (1991)
- Voodoo-U (1994)
- Our Little Secret (1997)
- Farstucker (2000)
- Deep Chills (2012)
- Pretty in Kink (2018)
Lords of Acid has examples of:
- All Women Are Lustful: "Pussy" is a three minute song of girl-on-girl homoerotic trash talk.
- Bow Chicka Wow Wow: Porn star Alana Evans sings lead on their 2012 single "Pop That Tooshie".
- Contemptible Cover: Lust features a girl doing a striptease, Voodoo-U features A Party, Also Known as an Orgy with Horny Devils, and Deep Chills features a painting which portrays the meanings of each song of the album in a picture (most of them are highly explicit).
- Crossdresser: "Long Johns"... and he's the most popular guy in the strip club as a result.
- Double Entendre: Quite a few of their song names.
- Everyone Is Bi: Well, they don't do a whole lot of man-on-man, but the female characters in their songs tend not to be picky.
- Watch It Stoned: "Marijuana In Your Brain", "LSD = Truth".
- Fetish: Redundant. The fire's already burning out of control and it smells like perfume, leather, and sex. Invoked in the live shows. For example, during "Spank My Booty", they bring girls up onstage and spank them with this paddle/whip thing.
- Five-Man Band:
- Horny Devils: The cover art for Voodoo-U.
- Intercourse with You: Nearly every single one of their songs. Even "Pussy", which sounds like a double entendre but, well... isn't.
- Interspecies Romance: "Crablouse" actually makes itchy parasites sound sexy.
- ... Mmmmmmmaybe a brief one in "Rover Take Over"? At the least, the singer apparently got ideas by watching her dog, um, lick himself.
- In the Style of...: Although sung to a rather different tune, much of "Drowning In Ecstasy" is essentially US Army-style jody calls. The femdom overtones of the lyrics add a playful touch of Drill Sergeant Nasty to complete the effect.
- Ironic Nursery Rhyme: "Out Comes The Evil". One of their very few non-sexual songs.
- Lad-ette: van Lierop plays this well, though her replacement, Deborah Ostrega, had the look down better.
- Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: Ranges from 4 to 6.
- Mohs Scale of Lyrical Hardness: 6. Although in their thematics, it's a full-on 11.
- Mood Whiplash: In the midst of playful songs about drugs and sex, on the album Our Little Secret there's "Man's Best Friend", a genuinely poignant song about a prostitute who can't escape the life.
- My Girl Is a Slut: "Scrood Bi U".
- New Sound Album: Farstucker.
- Obligatory Bondage Song: "Rough Sex", "The Power is Mine", "Slave to Love" and "The ABCs of Kinky Sex".
- Refuge in Audacity: Oh yes.
- Retraux: "Slip 'n Slide" sounds like a mashup of Phil Spector's girl group songs with 90s arrangements. It doesn't sound like their usual style ''at all''. It's been likened to Best Coast and the Raveonettes.
- Serial Escalation: their over-the-top lyrics flirt with this constantly.
- Shout-Out: The album cover to Deep Thrills references the cover to the 1968 album Cheap Thrills by Big Brother and the Holding Company, drawn by R. Crumb.
- Stripperific: You could take a few spins on a pole to most of their songs.
- Yandere: "Gimme Gimme" is a song about a pop star who has fallen desperately in love with her Stalker with a Crush.
- "You Belong To Me" is also about yandere and manages to combine both the obsessive and possessive themes of this trope, including a spoken word section that rather explicitly states the singer is perfectly willingly to murder her lover for cheating on her.