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Dictionary Definition

rife adj
1 encountered generally especially at the present time; "the prevailing opinion was that a trade war could be averted"; "the most prevalent religion in our area"; "speculation concerning the books author was rife" [syn: prevailing, prevalent]
2 excessively abundant [syn: overabundant, plethoric]

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Late etyl ang ryf, *|rīf, from Germanic. Cognate with West Frisian rju, Norwegian riv.



  1. Widespread, common (especially of unpleasant or harmful things).
    Smallpox was rife after the siege had been lifted.
  2. Abounding; present in large numbers, plentiful.
    The red deer are rife in these woodlands.


  1. Plentifully, abundantly.
    The snowdrops grow rife on the slopes of Mount Pembroke.

Extensive Definition

For the Java web API, see RIFE, for the Rife machine, see Royal Rife, and for the settlement in Bhutan, see Rife, Bhutan.
Rife is a live album by Foetus Corruptus released in 1988. It is an official bootleg, initially released by J. G. Thirlwell with no record label credit. This album was released in three formats: a 2LP set on black vinyl, a 2LP picture disc set, and a CD. Rife is Self Immolation #RIFLE 1 and #RIFLEPIC 1 for the picture disc.
After its initial release, Jungle Records was authorized in 1988 to produce a limited edition official release of 2,000 albums split between the three formats. In an ironic twist, Jungle itself self-bootlegged Rife in 1996, producing 500 additional, unauthorized picture disc albums. In 1998, Jungle licensed Rife to Invisible Records, which began producing additional (and possibly unauthorized) CDs.

Track listing

All songs by J. G. Thirlwell unless noted.
  1. "Fin" – 2:58
  2. "Don't Hide It Provide It" – ?:?? LP formats only
  3. "Honey I'm Home" – 7:47
  4. "The Dipsomaniac Kiss" – 5:51
  5. "English Faggot" – 6:12
  6. "Grab Yr. Ankles" – 6:00
  7. "Slut" (Thirlwell / Marc Almond) – 3:25
  8. "A Prayer for My Death" – 6:26
  9. "¡Chingada!" – 8:00
  10. "Hate Feeler" (Alex Harvey / Hugh McKenna) – 8:10
  11. "The Fudge Punch" (Thirlwell / Roli Mosimann) – 8:02
  12. "Clothes Hoist" – 4:37
  13. "Private War/Anything (Viva!)" – 11:21 omitted from Invisible CD


External links

rife in Italian: Rife

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