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Friday, October 13, 2006

Christian Death - Death Club 1981-1993

I apologize for the wait time between updates. I was extremely sick for a few days, and I have to work two long shifts the next two days. I'll try to come back with a bang on Monday, but of course I'll make sure to uppload a few albums before then also

It's getting closer to Halloween so I thought this would be a good album for to help set the mood.

Christian Death Club were the founding fathers of American goth/death rock, Christian Death took a relentlessly confrontational stand against organized religion and conventional morality, with an appetite for provocation that made Marilyn Manson look like Stryper. Regardless of who was leading or performing in the group, Christian Death set themselves up to shock, both in their cover art and their lyrics, which wallowed in blasphemy, morbidity, drug use, and sexual perversity. Their self-consciously controversial tactics set them apart from the British goth scene, having more to do with L.A. punk and heavy metal, and thus the band dubbed its sound "death rock" instead; however, their sensibility was ultimately similar enough that the "goth" designation stuck in the end. Their music also relied on slow, doomy, effects-laden guitar riffs and ambient horror-soundtrack synths, and their theatrical performances were strongly influenced by British glam rockers like David Bowie and Roxy Music, as well as industrial provocateurs Throbbing Gristle

"Death Club" is essentially to Christian Death/Rozz fans what "Crackle" is to Bauhaus devotees - a sampler of the band's best years with Rozz Williams as frontman.

The only album cuts NOT included are those from "The Iron Mask"(understandably, as it's only re-recordings of most of these songs anyways), "The Rage Of Angels" and Christian Death's various live releases. Included though are the semi-hard to find "Invocations" studio cuts,which include "Haloes", "This Mirage" and the rarer "Spectre (Love Is Dead)".

For the uninitiated, get this album and think of it as Christian Death footnotes. Then get the albums you can still find. For established Rozz fans the rare inclusions make this a must have to complete the Christian Death history.

Track List:
. Dogs
2. Deathwish
3. Cavity/First Communion
4. Romeo's Distress
5. Cervix Couch
6. The Drowning
7. Ashes
8. The Luxury Of Tears
9. Spectre
10. Halos
11. This Mirage
12. The Angels (Cruciform)
13. Venus In Furs
14. Psalm (Maggots Lair)
15. Bonus Track

Download: Christian Death - Death Club 1981-1993 (96.1MB)


Hagen53 said...

thanks a lot for this great post and all the best for your health.

Fulhamx said...

This was by far the best period christian death, great post, many thanks, for this and all the other great posts on your blog, we (the public) don't say thank you often enough for your hard work, hope this makes up for some of the times I've downloaded your posts, and "forgot" to do so

Zer0_II said...

Thanks to the both of you. Fulhamx.. I think a lot of people fail to realize how much us bloggers appreciate the comments that are left. I can view the statistics and see how many people visit and download stuff from this blog, but it means much more to sign in and see that someone has left a comment.

iraklis said...

great job "Zer0_II".
Internet needs more blogs like this, that provides really good music. keep on!

Anonymous said...

GREAT POST, GREAT SONGS. sound a lotta more like psychic tv as i remembered...well, anyway thanks.

all the best,


Anonymous said...

link has expired. anyone have another? I must have this.

Zer0_II said...

I'll repost this as soon as I have internet access again. I don't know how long that will be at the moment though. If someone else could upload it and leave a link in the comments that would be great.