The Cult, ‘Sonic Temple.’ Released on April 10, 1989 — exactly 23 years ago today.
Stream: The Cult, ‘For the Animals’ — first single off upcoming ‘Choice of Weapon’ [Link]
The Cult, The Mission, Killing Joke team up for 5-date U.K. arena tour this September [Details]
“Plug yourself in. The Cult. The new album. Electric.”
— Ad in the July 1987 issue of Spin magazine
Beggars Banquet Records (1985)
The second single from the album “Love.” During recording it was known as “Sad Rain.” Singer Ian Astbury has said he doesn’t like it… to a huge stadium audience. Whatever. We still do… especially with all those wild dancing girls in this video. Rain o’er me.
Always loved Ian Astbury’s wild hair …
Following appearances by Peter Gabriel and Jane’s Addiction earlier this fall, satellite provider DirecTV’s new performance and Q&A show “Guitar Center Sessions” this month spotlights The Cult. In the clip above, Ian Astbury and Co. perform their slow-burning new single “Embers” (for sale here as a “capsule”). The show airs throughout the month of December on DirecTV’s in-house 101 Network (and the provider’s new 3D channel, n3D).
She Sells Sanctuary b/w No. 13
The Cult, Vertigo Records/Canada (1985)