Christian Death - Only Theatre Of Pain [LP]

$19.98

Details

Label Frontier Records
Format LP Vinyl
Release Date 5/21/2013
Genre New Wave/Post Punk

 

The founding fathers of American goth-rock, CHRISTIAN DEATH released their debut, Only Theatre of Pain, on Frontier Records in March 1982, and that landmark album has had an enormous influence on goth, death-rock, dark-wave, metal and even industrial music scenes all over the world, shaping the approach of more bands than can be counted. Led by vocalist and founder Rozz Williams, the CHRISTIAN DEATH of Only Theatre of Pain included guitarist Rikk Agnew, fresh out of THE ADOLESCENTS, bassist James McGearty, drummer George Belanger and backing vocals from Superheroines leader (and Rozz's future wife), Eva O as well as performance artist Ron Athey. It was this line-up, with its dirgy, effects-laden guitar riffs and ambient horror-soundtrack synths, that crystalized the ominous post-punk sound that has established this album as the ultimate archetype of goth sensibility. Genre touchstones include ''Romeo's Distress,'' ''Spiritual Cramp'' and ''Mysterium Iniquitatis.''

Tracklist

1. Cavity - First Communion
2. Figurative Theatre
3. Burnt Offerings
4. Mysterium Iniquitatis
5. Dream for Mother
6. Before Prayer
7. Stairs - Uncertain Journey
8. Spiritual Cramp
9. Romeo's Distress
10. Resurrection - Sixth Communion
11. Prayer

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