Thursday, April 14, 2022

Peter Steele's Crimes of the Future

I plan to do this every year and always botch it. Not this time! With yesterday the twelfth anniversary of Peter Steele's death, I thought this would be a perfect time to do a week-long retrospective of some lesser-known Type O songs. 

1992's "live" album The Origin of the Feces is possibly my favorite album by Type O Negative. It's dark AF but still insanely funny, a tone the band was able to balance for most of its career, starting with this release, which followed their 1991 debut Slow, Deep and Hard. Feces is essentially the live version of the first album, and honestly, it's how I like these songs the best. There's no doubt SD&H had a HUGE impact on me when I first heard it, circa 1993, but that humorous tone just isn't there yet - like Peter and the guys hadn't quite found their voice yet - so when I go to this era, I almost always go exclusively to Feces.

That sounds weird.


David Cronenberg returns! Oh man, I want this right. F&^king now, please! 


I'm not sure when this drops, but hot damn am I hoping it will be in time for Beyondfest this year, which despite my plans to move out of LaLaLand, I will be returning for NO MATTER WHAT. Seriously, this is their ten-year anniversary, and I am not missing whatever shenanigans those crazy bastards have planned.


Television - Marquee Moon
Wire - Chairs Missing
Drug Church - Hygiene 
Burial - Antidawn
Type O Negative - Dead Again
Black Mare - Death Magick Mother
Belong - October Language 
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
Black Sabbath - Eponymous
The Jesus Lizard - Goat
Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Punch the Clock


Stop fighting what you know and listen past the distractions. There's inspiration amidst the chaos.

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