Thursday, July 26, 2007


Irreligion "Mystery Song" MP3

I'd love to tell you everything about this gothic funk jam but um I have no idea. Maybe it's a cover? Whatever it is, it perfectly encapsulates I think where we wanted to go with the whole funk-goth thing we were about at the time.

Ray's singing, I'm on guitar, Michael is slapping the Macho aka playing bass, Elliott on drums.

I think if we had been about 20% more serious, we could've taken Irreligion out of the basement, onto a stage somewhere. But in the end it just wound up being a brief stop along the way, between XYCHQ and Evil Bread. A strange but necessary part of the transition.

This was recorded on Christine The Death Box in my basement, sometime in mid/late 1990. Beyond that.... I have no clue. I mean, it still has its unique mutated charm to me. It's still an exciting sound that we were messing around with.

I don't know what the lyrics are.... maybe something from Ray's notebook. Or possibly mine? Or maybe this is a really obscure T Rex cover?

Michael found "irreligion" in the dictionary. It was a sweet name. It's probably the one musical regret of all of our lives that we never got to play this stuff live. Ah well. I suppose it could still happen.........

We loved Christian Death's "Only Theatre of Pain" album most of all but also Power Station, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Voivod, Faith No More. We didn't discover Cocteau Twins or Dead Can Dance for another six months, so it was always metallic, atonal, ghouly and/or groovy with Irreligion.


Darrin said...

Man... you used expensive tapes in the day. I was all about quantity (imagine that) so I usually would get the 3 for $1.00 tapes. In later years I would 'splurge' and get the cheepo yellow memorex's that cost just under a dollar each.

Now, I don't feel so bad about my thriftiness since all those tapes are in the basement collecting dust. Seriously, I can't think of what would motivate me to listen to 24/7 Spyz or Child's Play or XYZ or most of the other tapes I made copies of, other than curiosity itself.

Dorm Wall Clutter 1 1992 = Very Nice. :)

::: said...

Yeah, the nice tapes were a xmas present. I too usually bought the cheapest ones in existence.