"Second up of the two Severed Heads reissues is 1985's "City Slab Horror". "City Slab Horror" was released in 1985 on UK "Ink" records. The LP though 2 years after "Since The Accident" continues to carry the torch illustrating the evolving transition between experimental structure and loops into the catchy pop hooks that would later define such releases as "Rotund For Success". This LP seems to move slightly into darker territory in general with it's synth textures and slower tempo tracks but overall has a nice "continuation" feel from "Since The Accident" yet with obvious technological evolutions. Though signed to 80's industrial label icon Nettwerk in North America and often classified in the same vein, these records are not easily definable and actually have a life of their own. Though commonly misclassified with a lot of the late 80s industrial/goth scene (as well as touring with Skinny Puppy at one point), Severed Heads would be more accurately in good company with acts such as Cabaret Voltaire, early Coil, Chris & Cosey (and CTI), and the like. Long out of print and a rarity on the collector's market, it is presented with original repro jacket. Remastered by Tom Ellard form the original source masters. Presented on high-quality 180gram heavyweight bone white vinyl. Features bonus LP insert compiled by Tom Ellard with ephemera from the time." (label info)
in stock | US| 2014| MEDICAL RECORDS | 25.90

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