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Sacred City


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Shriekback - Sacred City album download

Post-punk Shriekback. Band Name Shriekback. Album Name Sacred City. Labels World Domination Records.

Released September 14, 1992. Sacred City Tracklist. 2. Psycho Drift Lyrics.

This album has an average beat per minute of 110 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 94/122 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Sacred City. BPM Profile Sacred City. Album starts at 116BPM, ends at 94BPM (-22), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Shriekback.

Oil & Gold, the third full-length Shriekback studio album, is widely considered the band's highest moment. Released in 1985 on Arista Records in UK and Europe, Australia and New Zealand and on Island Records in the United States, after 1984's Jam Science on Arista Records, Oil & Gold saw the band metamorphose from contemplative to rocking.

By: Shriekback (1993, Electronic). Without Real String Or Fish by Shriekback. Life In The Loading Bay by Shriekback. Big Night Music by Shriekback. Oil And Gold by Shriekback. Why Anything? Why This? by Shriekback. View all albums . Sacred City. By: Shriekback (1993, Electronic).

It is worth noting, that this album saw the return of Bassist Dave Allen. Every Force’ includes violin work courtesy of Kat Evans, a long time Shriekback collaborator. She has also contributed to ‘Life in the Loading Bay’ (2010), and the Big Live Band recordings (2017). She played during several songs that were preformed at the 2017 reunion tour concerts.

Shriekback's final studio album, Sacred City went out of print almost immediately after its 1992 release; this reissue, with the advantages of 20/20 hindsight, proves the group to have been well ahead of their time, their music predating the subsequent rise of electronica via its use of dub and drum'n'bass-styled sampled rhythms.

Sacred City is the sixth full-length album by Shriekback. Released in 1992, after the failure of 1988's Go Bang!, the album was much more experimental, returning to the original Shriekback sound. Barry Andrews was again joined by founder, Dave Allen, and longtime collaborator Martyn Barker, as well as Karl Hyde. With little commercial success, the band dissolved shortly after the album's release. A companion film, also called Sacred City, was offered in a limited home-video release. Sacred City lacks the ingenious spark of such peak Shriekback efforts as Oil and Gold and Big Night Music, but their intellectual art-funk always makes for intriguing listening. Spin magazine featured it in their "Heavy Rotation" column of staff favourites, with Staci Bonner describing it as an "evocative concept album exploring the myths of cities around the world".

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Signs
Guitar – Lu Edmonds
A2 Psycho Drift
A3 The Bastard Sons Of Enoch
A4 (Open Up Your) Filthy Heart (To Me)
A5 Exquisite Corpse
A6 Below
B1 Beatles Zebra Crossing?
B2 Hymn To The Local Gods
B3 Every Force Evolves A Form
Violin – Kat Evans
B4 3am


  • Backing Vocals – Sarah Partridge, Wendy Partridge
  • Didgeridoo, Percussion – Mark Raudva
  • Guitar – John Kline*, Karl Hyde
  • Producer – Barry Andrews, Ian Caple


Recorded and mixed at the Stone Room, London, January to May 1992

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 07777-7-98780-4-8

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SHRIEK1CD Shriekback Sacred City ‎(CD, Album) Shriek Records SHRIEK1CD UK 1993
077779878017 Shriekback Sacred City ‎(LP, Album) Capitol Records 077779878017 Greece 1992
WD 0005-2 Shriekback Sacred City ‎(CD, RE) World Domination Recordings WD 0005-2 US 1998
C2 98780 Shriekback Sacred City ‎(CD, Album) Capitol Records C2 98780 Canada 1992
CDP 0777 7 98780 2 4 Shriekback Sacred City ‎(CD, Album) World Domination Recordings CDP 0777 7 98780 2 4 US 1992

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