Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Decomposition of Violets

Christian Death recorded live in 1985 in Hollywood

12 comments:

ido said...

Gorgeous. I listen to this daily. I couldn't imagine life without these songs. Or death.

bob the all night rocker said...

the first thing that comes to mind when i think of christian death is this one time when i was 13 in tracy..i was walking around all stoned on the southside,just past downtown,and there was this old motel. i was a little crook back then,trying to always come up on something,and there was this window that was open. i looked inside and there was a really old naked man laying on the bed naked,sleeping,a little end of the line old man room. i was totally into this old man being dead,and instead of trying to see what i could put the grip on,i was just fascinated by thoughts of him just being dead,and if he wasnt i wanted to climb in and kill him. i dont know of any lyricist who embodies the word evocative more than rozz williams and ill always be thankful for christian death,what a fucking amazing piece of art they/rozz were..walking on water in a sea of incest,holy hell

bob the all night rocker said...

i remember seeing Shadow Project one time in 92 in santa ana..the show got moved from anaheim to a place called the saddleback inn,a country western bar. there was a hotel there that had a hindu gathering going on..death rockers and hindus co-mingling,while rozz and eva,an shadow project played in front of a cowboy backdrop

hey aesop,speaking of early christian death- are you into the super heroines at all?

Jordan House said...

Thank you. I needed something other than A Theatre of Pain!

ido said...

@ Mr. House: go get "ASHES" immediately.

John said...

The 1st album is so brilliant and the rest of their stuff is nothing. Why?!

Aesop said...

I would argue that the first three are brilliant

agalloch6 said...

Agreed on first three.
3, its a magic number..

Out Of Step said...

Catastrophe Ballet is one of my favourite albums ever. Amazing.

Reza said...

Fantastic band. Rozz was a real talent, its' a shame the band went the way they did. Still Shadow Project was pretty darn good as was Premature Ejaculation.

Not the biggest fan of live albums, but this alongside Black Flag's Who's got the 10 1/2? is one of my favourite's.

And yes Catastrophe Ballet is brilliant. I prefer it to Theatre of Pain.

Rock 'n' Roll Steve said...

yup. you can't go wrong with anything until rozz split but for the most part i can tolerate most of the valor stuff up to and including "the scriptures". this may be heresy but i do find "atrocities" quite listenable. i really like gitane which makes it a bit easier.

Chris said...

This was a good show.... still have the flyer for it. Haven't heard it in a long time, thanks...