Hot Cars & Spent Contraceptives
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1992
RecordedNovember, 1991-January, 1992
GenrePunk rock
Length41:39 (1992 version)
78:39 (Re-press)
(Re-press) (Germany)
Get Hip Records (Re-press) (US)
ProducerCraig Morris, Audun Strype, Turbonegro, Morten Andersen
Turbonegro chronology
Turboloid (EP)
Hot Cars & Spent Contraceptives
Helta Skelta
Alternative cover
Original 1992 cover
Original 1992 cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

Hot Cars & Spent Contraceptives is the first full-length album by Norwegian band Turbonegro. It was released on March, 1992 through Big Ball Records. Only 1,000 copies were released originally in Norway. A different version with five extra tracks of the record was released on early 1993 in Germany by , titled Helta Skelta with a painted portrait of Sirhan Sirhan on the cover (several people have mistaken it for Charles Manson) and a 20-plus minute audio-play about a young man being raped by a policeman called "A Career In Indie Rock". This version left out the song "Prima Moffe". Only 1,500 copies were made of this version. When started to re-release the earlier Turbonegro records the album was remastered and came with a new artwork by Dimitri 'from Oslo' Kayiambakis. It was released in June, 2000 titled Hot Cars and Spent Contraceptives, it contained all the tracks from the original version and had the same bonus tracks as Helta Skelta.

Music and lyrics

The album gives an early introduction to the deathpunk sound, Turbonegro's very own self proclaimed genre; dark death driven punk rock with occasional excursions into hardcore and metal as well as a certain tendency for disruptive and sarcastic lyrics.


The album was also released on 12" vinyl in Germany with green and black splatters and in the United States through Get Hip Records and in doing so their editions were almost always different in one way or another, mainly in colored wax. This strictly 'limited American only pressing' for GHR was on golden and black marbled wax.

Track listing

  1. "Librium Love" – 5:17
  2. "Armed and Fairly Well-Equipped" (Bonus) – 4:04
  3. "Suburban Anti-Christ" (Bonus) – 1:59
  4. "Punk Pals" – 2:32
  5. "Kiss the Knife (a.k.a. "Hand of Love")" – 1:58; The song's opening phrase "hello sailor" is sampled from Peter Sellers in the movie "Casino Royale".
  6. "Vaya con Satan" – 4:02
  7. "I'm in Love with the Destructive Girls" – 2:12
  8. "Hot Cars" – 3:34
  9. "Clenched Teeth" – 2:21
  10. "Manimal" (Bonus) – 4:15
  11. "Dark Secret Girl" (Bonus) – 2:00
  12. "New Wave Song" – 2:40
  13. "Nadsat Comes Easy" – 4:31
  14. "Zonked out (on Hashish)" – 2:03
  15. "Prima Moffe" – 10:32
  16. "A Career in Indierock" (Bonus) – 24:36


Happy-Tom played drums on this album. He presently plays bass guitar with the band.


    • All original Turbonegro discography info compiled by Heffington, Mike (TJUSA) and Lucassen, Martin (Turbo-Archive).