Wednesday, November 01, 2006
One of the greatest records of goth punk horror.
Anorexic Dread were from the Southend, UK and were formed in 1983 but already split up in 1985. In their short existence, they managed to record some tracks for a record released on the Criminal Damage label. They were influenced by The Birthday Party, Killing Joke and the Cramps.
You can hear the Cramps influence very well on 'Tick Tock'. But the standout track is 'Tracey's Burning' and is still considered as one of the best goth punk tracks ever released. 'Epitaph' is more an outro to 'Tracey's Burning' so I didn't seperate this track on the listing below.
My only small complaint is that there could have fit a second track on side B.
For more on Anorexic Dread, check the Southend Punk site page here.
Tracey's Burning 12" (Criminal Damage Records-CRI 12-114-1984)
1. Tracey's Burning/Epitaph
2. Tick Tock