The legendary first album Whatever presented a Doughboys that had a definite hardcore punk edge, instead of the hard rock sheen they later adopted for their breakthrough album, Crush. There are definitely glimpses of the band's keen knack for melody here, but the tempo is generally cranked too high to sustain it for any length of time. A few of the tracks are absolutely wonderful, though, like the turbocharged "You're Related and the more melodic "I Remember." After original label Cargo went out of business, the band reissued it on their own Spahn Ranch label.
By his own admission, Necro's music is sickening. The rapper tries to out-Eminem Eminem by unleashing a tirade of songs that are a putrid wash of music, drugs, sex, and bodily fluids.
For a project filled with so much bile, the production is remarkably bland.
A couple of tracks on I Need Drugs, namely "Get on Your Knees" and "I'm Sick of You," have some musical punch, but Necro's homemade production is mostly an afterthought. I Need Drugs seems to have no other point than to try and offend its listener. While he tries to be part-LL Cool J and part-GG Allin, he comes off as a 12-year-old trying to get the attention of the kids on the playground by telling dirty jokes. Ultimately, the album's unwavering desire to shock us is what makes it so boring.