OBSESSED, THE

LIVE AT BIG DIPPER (AUTHORIZED BOOTLEG) - LTD ED. (BLUES FUNERAL)

OBSESSED, THE - LIVE AT BIG DIPPER (AUTHORIZED BOOTLEG) - LTD ED. 141192
Format:
1 LP
Release:
21.08.2020
Label:
BLUES FUNERAL
Genre:
Metal
Kat.-Nr.:
141192
Barcode:
4059251411925
Only 50 copies - ltd bone galayxy pattern vinyl! A raw, sweaty and unforgettable authorized live bootleg from the originators of American Doom Metal in its first incarnations.

Led by Wino, the godfather of American Doom Metal, The Obsessed is one of the important bands in the history and evolution of the style.

For the band's 40th anniversary in 2020, we proudly present an authorized live bootleg of Wino's favorite show the original lineup ever played.

As Wino says, "It's raw and noisy and took some cleanin'up, but here it is. If it ain't heavy, it ain't shit!!!" Tracks 1-9 Recorded Live at the Big Dipper, Beltsville MD, April 29/30, 1983 - Line up Wino: Guitar, Dave 'the Slave' Flood: Drums, Mark 'Professor Dark' Laue: Bass Tracks 10-13 Recorded and engineered by Chris Kozlowski, 1985 - Line up Wino: Guitar, Ed Gulli: Drums, Mark Laue: Bass History: The Obsessed are a doom metal band originating from Potomac, Maryland.

Active initially from 1978 - 1986 and then from 1990 - 1995, they re notable for being Wino's first major band and an iconic outfit in the Maryland doom metal scene and the early doom metal scene as a whole.

The band formed originally under the name Warhorse in 1976 in Potomac, Maryland, led by Wino and Mark Laue.

In the late 1970s they became known as The Obsessed, performing frequently in Maryland and Washington.

Later on the group moved into a band house in Rockville, Maryland where a lot of their material spanning through their existence had been written.

Before the intended, original guitar player John Reese departed from the band. The band became a trio and remained that way until the early eighties (i.e., 1982) when Vance Bockis and later Norman Lawson joined the band.

During this time they released the Sodden Jackal EP (Spring 1983) and had one track ("Concrete Cancer") featured on Metal Blade's "Metal Massacre VI" compilation.

The Obsessed also managed to record their debut album in 1985 for Metal Blade, but it was never officially released.

The Obsessed disbanded initially in early 1986 when Wino joined Saint Vitus. The band's final show of their initial run was on 23 November 1985 at The University of Maryland.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. LIFER CITY (LIVE)
  • 1.2. FIELD OF HOURS (LIVE)
  • 1.3. IRON AND STONE (LIVE)
  • 1.4. ENDLESS CIRCLES (LIVE)
  • 1.5. LEATHER NUNS (LIVE)
  • 1.6. DECIMATION (LIVE)
  • 1.7. FREEDOM (LIVE)
  • 1.8. MENTAL KINGDOM (LIVE)
  • 1.9. FAILSAFE (LIVE)
  • 1.10. KILL UGLY NAKED (DEMO)
  • 1.11. A WORLD APART (DEMO)
  • 1.12. HIGHER POWER (DEMO)
  • 1.13. NEATZ BRIGADE (DEMO)