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Lords of the New Church

Lords Of The New ChurchAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)


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  • Audio CD (January 1, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Irs/Atm Records
  • ASIN: B000001I0Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #339,196 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. New Church
2. Russian Roulette
3. Question Of Temperature
4. Eat Your Heart Out
5. Portobello
6. Open Your Eyes
7. Livin' On Livin'
8. Li'l Bays Play With Dolls
9. Apocalypso
10. Holy War

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From the front lines... January 23, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I actually saw the Lords more than 20 times live in LA from Magic Mountain to the Music Machine and got the rare opportunity to visit Stiv in the recording studio while doing "Have Love will Travel". Believe me that he would be rolling over in his French grave being labelled "Goth", whatever that may mean to some. The Lords were a great "Rock'n'Roll" band born out of the roots of the punk rock scene here in LA. They were fun, irreverent and fantastic to watch live. Their first album was born of Stiv's desire to move on to a band that could capture the imagination like the Dead Boys had previously. His tongue was firmly planted in his cheek and his hand in his pants.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
It's an album I have never stopped listening to since I first bought it. It is darkly poetic, it is scathing, it is angry, it is imaginative. This is an example of the brilliance that can erupt when a band is all on the same page. There is not a throw away track on the cd. No, these are not ALL brilliant songs, but you will not find yourself routinely hitting the fast forward button on your remote. The standouts on here I contend are not just standouts on the disc, but standouts in alternative/punk/goth...whatever it is you want to lable this band that did not want to be labled. "OPEN YOUR EYES"...Jesus...this song is 20 years old and it is just as meaningful today as it was when Reagan was in office. It will depress you at just how little things change. The word plays show that Bators (or Bator depending on how the stars were alligned) was not some punk dope, but a very clever musician. "HOLY WAR"...the Catholic Boy gives it to the Pope but good.
THe musicianship is outstanding. Great guitar riffs, basslines, throbbing drumb beats. The atmosphere is often dark and clammy. The Lords pull off one of the only song covers in music that surpasses an original...their version of QUESTION OF TEMPERATURE kicks Balloon Farm's ...!
Yes friends, this is one of the few albums out there worth PAYING for.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Truth is the Sword of us all.. September 4, 2000
Format:Audio CD
The LORDS were the first punks to grow up, all the while keeping their humor and seriousness in tact. They weren't afraid to go deep and they definitely weren't afaid to get cheeky. They could be sophisticated and/or campy without batting an eye. The first release changed the rules of rock n roll by offering listeners more of everything in all directions. Thank the LORDS they weren't afraid to take a chance. They had a DeathSurf Beat, and a poetic prowse. The bass drove it home, and the guitars slashed at every turn. GloomMoody, Rock n Roll !! Viva La Lords.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a change of pace. August 11, 2000
Format:Audio CD
The sound on this cd is really good for being an early '80's cd. With all the famous hardcore punk bands with low quality production, this band stands out strong. Whether you listnen to goth,punk,metal or any other label, this is the band you want to listen to next if your hungry for something new. THE LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH cd is a great getaway from whatever you're listening to now! FIND IT, CRANK IT AND ENJOY!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The night time is the right time as Stiv said June 2, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Fantastic live band. This CD is a good chance to hear some powerful music with a melodic feel. Really was the best album of the early eighties for many a punk rock back then when hardcore was really starting to take over so to speak.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2013 Reissue of Classic Lords Debut Album November 22, 2013
By T.B.
Format:Audio CD
This is a review of the most recent (2013) CD release from "Real Gone Music" of The Lords Of The New Church's self titled debut album from 1982.

First, a short bit about the album itself - This album was The Lords first album and is one of those rare debuts from an early 80's rock band that is a solid, great listen from start to finish. Featuring former Dead Boys front man Stiv Bator, original Damned guitarist Brian James, bass player Dave Tregunna and Nicky Turner on drums - this band was pretty much the ultimate punk supergroup.

The Lords debut album sound still remains fairly unique, especially the way the album was mixed with heavy reverb and compression that gives many tracks a sort of gothic surf guitar vibe. Like a few other great punk bands that (at least appeared to be) in it for the long haul like The Clash, The Lords took the simple, raw hate stare of punk and refined and matured that sound and style without losing the genre's basic appeal. They touch on many influences, from The New York Dolls to Jim Morrison to Apocalypse Now backed by the tribal, Killing Joke-esque drumming of Turner, the clear, clean bass of Tregunna and James' chiming, sharp guitar. Fronted by Bator's snarling, acerbic vox, as said in Scott Schinder's essay on the band in the booklet, this is the band's defining statement.

The minor downside of this release is there's no extra tracks such as relevant B-sides (Young Dont Cry, Girls Girls Girls) or the pre-album single versions of Livin' On Livin' and New Church included. The 2003 Track Records release at least included the two B-Sides.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Paving a Path in the Post-Punk Period September 10, 2008
Format:Audio CD
In the rubble left after punk rock went from a musical revolution to a pop culture fashion statement, a supergroup emerged that had significant relevance.

Stiv Bators, Brian James, Dave Tregunna and Nicky Turner cranked out high-energy and intriguing material in this surprising 1982 debut. The power the band had in its live shows to promote the release is not compromised in the studio, with The Church used to open and close the excellent sets.

Lil' Boys Play With Dolls is a salute to the legendary New York Dolls, while Russian Roulette, Portobello and Apocalypso finds the group paving a new path in the post-punk era.

With the focus clearly on the music, the band clearly shows that there was life (before and) after Sid, safety pins and ripped T-shirts.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Long live Stiv Bators!
This s my favorite Lords Of The New Church CD! Stiv Bators never received the recognition he deserved! Either with The Dead Boys, The Lords Of The New Church, Or his solo material! Read more
Published 7 months ago by Robert L. Morgan
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally Back In Print!
Finally back in print! The remastering job is fantastic, with every nuance finally audible at normal volume - with or without headphones - and an undeniably amazing track list of... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Timothy K. Schwader
5.0 out of 5 stars Yep, I got this one too! :)
I own this same Remastered CD (as well as ALL of The Lords' remastered CDs & other material!), and I can't understand why it costs do damn much! Read more
Published on September 7, 2011 by M. Brown
3.0 out of 5 stars a nicely underrated goth album -- 3 or 4 stars.
for those who claim this is not a goth album, i beg to differ. goth is not all ethereal crooning, it is also the intent behind the music. Read more
Published on January 5, 2000 by sincerly bored & attempting to kill a too hot afternoon
5.0 out of 5 stars a nicely underrated goth album
for those who claim this is not a goth album, i beg to differ. goth is not all ethereal crooning, it is also the intent behind the music. Read more
Published on January 5, 2000 by sincerly bored & attempting to kill a too hot afternoon
4.0 out of 5 stars Goth?! What are you strange people talking about?!
This is Stiv Bators formerly of the Dead Boys, Brian James formerly of the Damned and (if my memory serves me correctly) Kermit formerly of Sham 69. Read more
Published on September 22, 1999
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