The Good the Bad and the Zugly (or GBZ) is probably Norway's best kept punk rock secret. Truly the bastard child of the '90s scene in Oslo, these young men carry the torch of Turbonegro, Gluecifer and Anal Babes and remind us of a time when punk rock was a promise of infantile nihilism and pure vicious fun. Misanthropical House is the title of the third album from the Hadeland-hardcore act. It was recorded by the band at Toproom studio and mixed and produced by Anders Nordengen at Nabolaget, Oslo. Ruben Willem (previously in Haust) handled the mastering duties.
The band offers a little introduction to the album: "Misanthropical House is a very emotional album. It reflects the Norwegian way of life and hodge-podge of values we share, most often taking the form of complaining and whining. GBZ want whining back in punk! You see, there's no end to the bodily decay we're facing as the band members are approaching middle age: Hemoroids, fungus, obesity, hairloss, moderate depressions and hangovers of course."
As on the first two albums, the artwork is by Norwegian artist Flu Hartberg, famed for his satirical illustrations.