DOCTORS OF MADNESS

DARK TIMES (MOLECULAR SCREAM)

DOCTORS OF MADNESS - DARK TIMES 135759
Format:
1 CD
Release:
13.09.2019
Label:
MOLECULAR SCREAM
Genre:
Hardcore/Punk
Kat.-Nr.:
135759
Barcode:
5055869546515
The DOM are "the missing link between David Bowie & The Sex Pistols" (The Guardian May 2017). Exploding onto the music scene in 1975 with their theatrical, William Burroughs-inspired Sci-fi nightmare, they were misunderstood by many, but those who knew understood the importance of the band's dangerous, uncompromising approach to lyrics, to music and to performance.

Among the many fans of the band were acts as diverse as The Damned, Def Leppard, Spiritualized, Julian Cope, The Adverts, The Skids and Simple Minds.

The Sex Pistols supported them, so did Joy Division. They were the first to combine the avant-garde approach of The Velvet Underground with a distinctly European aesthetic.

The blue hair, exotic stage-names, the lyrical themes of urban decay, political propaganda, mind control and madness were all taken up by the punk bands who followed in their wake.

The DOM were trailblazers, pioneers, adventurers_pushing the boundaries of rock music and theatre to see how far it would go before it bust.

Now, 40 years after they imploded, they are back_with an album seething with lyrical anger and passion.

With tracks titles like "So Many ways To Hurt You", "Sour Hour", "Make It Stop!" and the ground-breaking sonic assault of the title track "Dark Times", Richard "Kid" Strange proves once again that he has his finger firmly on the pulse of our times, just as he had when he founded the band in 1974.

Produced by John Leckie (Radiohead, Stone Roses, Pink Floyd), the new album, Dark Times, features contributions from Joe Elliott (Def Leppard), Sarah Jane Morris (Communards), Terry Edwards (PJ Harvey, Nick Cave etc), Steve 'Boltz' Bolton (The Who, Scott Walker) and the young protest singer Lily Bud, alongside the current thrilling and thunderous DOM rhythm section of Susumu Ukei (bass guitar) & Mackii Ukei (drums) of the Japanese extreme glam-metal band Sister Paul, and Dylan O Bates (violin and keyboards).

Julian Cope, another rock star who, like Strange, found the confines of music too tight for his ambition, his energy and his imagination, was blown away when he first heard the songs, declaring, "These Dark Times are enormously informing: the RULES OF THE FUTURE are indeed being forged right now".

Top producer Martyn Ware (Human League/Heaven 17) said the album "_reminds me of Iggy Pop's Kill City album - love it." and Biba Kopf (The Wire) declared, "Still listening to new DOM album with immense interest and pleasure".
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. SO MANY WAYS TO HURT YOU
  • 1.2. MAKE IT STOP!
  • 1.3. SOUR HOUR
  • 1.4. WALK OF SHAME
  • 1.5. THIS KIND OF FAILURE
  • 1.6. THIS IS HOW TO DIE
  • 1.7. BLOOD BROTHER
  • 1.8. DARK TIMES