Fullest Houses is the 4th studio album by Uncle Jesse & The Rippers. It is also the first of a series of highly autobiographical concept albums the band would release during this phase in their career.
Originally intended to be the group's final album, recording for Fullest Houses began in the summer of 2015 in a dorm room in Corvallis, Oregon. The album came during a time when tensions within the band were at an all time high, and as such Spoon and Weiser opted to work separately from each other, each assembling half of the record in complete isolation from the other.
Background EditThe album is a loose concept album/soundtrack which tells the story of a struggling electronic musician only known as Jesse, an obvious stand-in for the band. Jesse, an avid 90s TV fan, is sent into a blind rage after the announcement of a follow-up series to the popular sitcom, Full House. In anger, Jesse creates a violent and experimental electronic album called No Dave, No Deal a reference to his refusal to even give the show a chance unless it involves Dave Coulier reprising his role as Uncle Joey. His label, Wank Media Inc., is not impressed by the effort, however, and the album is shelved. In an attempt to steal the master tapes back, Jesse breaks into their central office and is shot by a security guard. As Jesse bleeds out on a mixing board, he begins to hallucinate wildly, reliving past experiences. His deteriorating mental state slowly glides through melancholy, ecstasy, fear, resentment and finally, anger. As the music swells, Jesse reaches peak consciousness and his form is disintegrated and his essence is scattered to the universe.
Fullest Houses was recorded in two halves, the first being overseen by Weiser operating out of his girlfriends dorm room in the nearby city of Corvallis, and the other by Spoon back in Aloha. The first, half titled No Dave, No Deal is built mostly of distorted electronic drums and samples and is completely instrumental. Jesse Death consists mostly of sound collages but has more vocals over all and even contains two full hip-hop songs.
No Dave, No Deal: Edit
- Jesus Is Ded - 03:17
- Eggrevated Assalt - 02:56
- Supercaliforniaspasticexperleveldopeshit - 01:11
- Show About White People In New York Eating Pickles and Shit, Fuck You Bitch - 03:41
- Ebola Doritos - 02:36
- Int. Croc. Alg.- 02:06
- Superman? Oh 05:25
- Garbage Day (Gay) 02:55
- AW $HIT HELLA MOTHA FUCKING 666 ODD FUTURE MAN BRO CHECK THIS OUT MY SWAG WITH THE WHAT WHOLE 666 420 $$$$ HOLLA HOLLA GET DOLLA SWED CASH FUCKING MARIJUANA CIGARETTES GANGSTA GANGSTA EASY E C.R.E.A.M SO BAKED OFF THE BOBMARLEY GANGA 420 SHIT PURE OG KUUSSHHH LEGALIZE CRYSTAL WE - 01:21
- Yeezus Is Ded 05:32
Jesse Death: Edit
- wHOA - 03:41
- Stepheaded Redchild - 03:51
- Cl!t7w!$73r - 04:28
- 69 - 04:06
- Objective Truths (Part 3) - 03:35
- I'm Genuinely Sorry About This One, Folks - 04:47
- Fullest Houses (Fullest Havels) - 03:06
- e621 - 03:36
- C1 (Prelude) - 02:38
- No PG (Storm's End/Uncle Jesse Two-Point-No/With Final Regards) - 12:35
- Sean Spoon (credited as Sean "$cr00blord" Spoon) - Production, Vocals, Programming
- Thom Weiser (credited as Brian Vagina) - Drum Machine, Synthesizers, Sampler, Production
- Benjamin Maxwell Ovitsky (Credited as Maximum Overdrive) - Vocals
- The title and artwork for each half parody of the artwork for Death Grips similarly released double album Niggas on The Moon & Jenny Death respectively.
- "C1 (Prelude)" was co-produced by friend and frequent collaborator Marilyn Baumer.
- This is the first Uncle Jesse album to showcase Sean Spoon rapping, foreshadowing their later, more hip-hop influenced sound.
- Bassist B Maxwell Ovitsky is only featured on the album in the form of samples, and a brief rap verse on "Fullest Houses (Fullest Havels)".
- The title "Uncle Jesse Two-Point-No" accidentally foreshadowed the bands decision to change their name to Uncle Jesse 2.0 in 2017.
- The first letter of each track during the No Dave, No Deal portion of the album spells out JESSE IS GAY acrostically.