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The Witch Trials - The Witch Trials E.P. FLAC album


Performer: The Witch Trials
Genre: Rock
Title: The Witch Trials E.P.
Country: US
Released: 1981
Style: Industrial, Avantgarde
FLAC version ZIP size: 1654 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1933 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1114 mb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 125
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It was released on 16 March 1979, through record label Step-Forward. It is not, despite its title, a live album and was recorded in a studio in a single day and mixed by producer Bob Sargeant. The album was recorded at Camden Sound Suite on 15 December 1978 and mixed by producer Bob Sargeant on the 16th. The group had been booked into the studio for five days but Mark E. Smith had fallen ill, and cancelled the first three days.

After hearing about the death of Mark E. Smith, I decided it was time for me to fill some holes in my Fall collection. I purchased this reissue and was blown away. It’s one of the best sounding records in my collection.

More than 200 people were accused, 19 of whom were found guilty and executed by hanging (14 women and 5 men). One other man, Giles Corey, was crushed to death for refusing to plead, and at least five people died in jail. It was the deadliest witch hunt in the history of colonial North America.

Accordingly, these albums (newly reissued) are very much spring and autumn records, inasmuch as such acutely urban records can have ties to nature. The Fall came together in Manchester in 1976, the year punk conflagrated across England. Its working-class founder Mark E. Smith and his crew immediately hopscotched over punk, delivering an EP in 1978 (Bingo-Master’s Break-Out!) that tapped into everything from the Seeds’ keyboard-slathered garage rock to Can’s elemental clatter

Still, Biafra proves every bit as clever as in his parent band - and, for fans of his hot-wired, razor-edge wordplay, the results don't get any better than this effort.

This album has an average beat per minute of 115 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 83/165 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Album starts at 149BPM, ends at 108BPM (-41), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by The Fall.

Tracklist

A1 Humanoids From The Deep
A2 The Tazar
B1 Trapped
B2 Meat Beat

Credits

  • Producer – Morgan Fisher

Notes

Licensed from Alternative Tentacles.
"The elephant man poses nude in our centre-fold, you poison out parents and forgot about birth control"

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SUB 17, VIRUS 3 The Witch Trials The Witch Trials ‎(12") Subterranean Records, Alternative Tentacles SUB 17, VIRUS 3 US 1981
Virus 3 The Witch Trials The Witch Trials ‎(12", Promo, RE, W/Lbl) Alternative Tentacles Virus 3 UK 1991
Virus 3 The Witch Trials The Witch Trials ‎(12", EP, RE) Alternative Tentacles Virus 3 UK 1991
VIRUS 3, NEW 5 The Witch Trials The Witch Trials ‎(12", EP, TP) Alternative Tentacles, New Rose Records VIRUS 3, NEW 5 France 1981
SUB 17 The Witch Trials The Witch Trials ‎(12") Subterranean Records, Alternative Tentacles SUB 17 US 1981