Wake Up and Smell the... Carcass

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Wake Up and Smell the... Carcass
Compilation album by
Released12 November 1996 (1996-11-12)
RecordedFebruary 1989 (1989-02)–April 1995 (1995-04)
GenreDeath metal, grindcore
ProducerColin Richardson, Tony Wilson, Carcass
Carcass chronology
Wake Up and Smell the... Carcass
Choice Cuts
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
The QuietusFavorable[2]

Wake Up and Smell the... Carcass is a compilation album by the band Carcass, and is also the name of a video/DVD compilation of the band's songs. The cover is a photo of John F. Kennedy's autopsy.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics are written by Jeffrey Walker, except where noted; all music is composed by Bill Steer, except where noted.

No.TitleTaken fromLength
1."Edge of Darkness" (Unreleased track)Swansong sessions6:08
2."Emotional Flatline" (Unreleased track)Swansong sessions4:15
3."Ever Increasing Circles" (Unreleased track, music by Steer, Carlo Regadas)Swansong sessions4:05
4."Blood Spattered Banner" (Unreleased track)Swansong sessions4:41
5."I Told You So (Corporate Rock Really Does Suck)" (Unreleased track)Swansong sessions3:50
6."Buried Dreams" (Unreleased version)Radio 1 Rock Show session4:05
7."No Love Lost" (Unreleased version, intro music by Ken Owen)Radio 1 Rock Show session4:51
8."Rot 'n' Roll" (Unreleased version)Radio 1 Rock Show session3:44
9."Edge of Darkness" (Unreleased version)Radio 1 Rock Show session5:48
10."This is Your Life"The Heartwork EP4:08
11."Rot 'n' Roll"The Heartwork EP3:49
12."Tools of the Trade" (Music by Steer, Michael Amott)Tools of the Trade3:05
13."Pyosisified (Still Rotten to the Gore)" (Lyrics and music by Walker, Steer)Tools of the Trade3:09
14."Hepatic Tissue Fermentation II"Tools of the Trade6:38
15."Genital Grinder II"Pathological compilation3:00
16."Hepatic Tissue Fermentation" (Music by Owen, Walker, Steer)Pathological compilation6:11
17."Exhume to Consume" (Music by Owen)Grindcrusher compilation4:18
2."Corporeal Jigsore Quandary" 
3."Keep on Rotting in the Free World" 
4."Incarnated Solvent Abuse" 
5."No Love Lost" 
7."Corporeal Jigsore Quandary" 
8."Reek of Putrefaction" 
9."Pedigree Butchery" 
10."Incarnated Solvent Abuse" 
11."Carneous Cacoffiny" 
12."Lavaging Expectorate of Lysergide Composition" 
13."Exhume to Consume" 
14."Tools of the Trade" 
15."Ruptured in Purulence" 
16."Genital Grinder II" 
17."Exhume to Consume" 
18."Excoriating Abdominal Emanation" 
19."Ruptured in Purulence" 
20."Empathological Necroticism" 
21."Embryonic Necropsy and Devourment" 
22."Reek of Putrefaction" 

Tracks 1-5 are the band's promo videos, 6-15 were recorded live in 1992 on the "Gods of Grind" tour, and 16-22 were recorded in 1989 on the "Grindcrusher Tour".



  • Ken Owen – drums, backing vocals (12, 14–17)
  • Bill Steer – guitar, vocals (12–14, 16–17)
  • Jeffrey Walker – bass guitar, vocals, compilation compiling
  • Michael Amott – lead guitar (12–13)
  • Carlo Regadas – lead guitar (1–9)

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Colin Richardson – production (1–5, 12–14), mixing (10–11)
  • Stephen Harris – engineering (1–5)
  • Nick Brine – assistant engineering (1–5)
  • Barney Herbert – assistant engineering (1–5)
  • Jim Brumby – assistant engineering (1–5)
  • Tony Wilson – production (6–9)
  • Ted De Bono – engineering (6–9)
  • Ken Nelson – engineering (10–11)
  • Andrea Wright – assistant engineering (10–11)
  • Keith Hartley – engineering (12–16)
  • Ian McFarlane – assistant engineering (12–14)
  • Keith Andrews – engineering (17)
  • Digby Pearson – executive production
  • Mitch Dickinson – compilation compiling
  • Noel Summerville – mastering
  • Antz White – art direction, design, digital manipulation
  • Dan Tobin – sleeve notes


  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. Carcass: Wake Up and Smell the Carcass > Overview at AllMusic. Retrieved 16 October 2011.
  2. ^ Eglinton, Mark (22 June 2009). "Carcass: Wake Up and Smell the Carcass". The Quietus. London. Retrieved 30 January 2015.