Sunday, March 14, 2010

Cry Of The Innocent - The Haunting/Still, Forever 7"


Finally found a copy of this rare 7". For more info on Cry Of The Innocent, check my previous post.
This is the band's first release on their own Pagan Records label.
I mentioned on my previous post that the band could have been 'bigger' if they should've signed with a more wellknown label like Beggars Banquet/Situation Two. Someone left a comment on Discogs that the band was offered a record deal by Beggars Banquet but refused it! The band had their reasons to turn the offer down I guess, but also missed the chance to get more wellknown.
Both tracks are good, but I especially like 'Still, Forever' best. Singer Lee Jones reaches high notes here.

The Haunting/Still, Forever 7" (Pagan Records-SRTS/82/CUS 1436-1982)
1. The Haunting
2. Still, Forever

Cry Of The Innocent

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amazing, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Before I found this blog I only had ever heard of "Top 40 Goth" like Bauhaus, Siouxsie, Sisters, Joy Division, The Cure, and Skeletal Family. Thanks for enlightening me on so much more.

dennis said...

appreate your great efforts to share these rare gems sir thanks a million :)

Anonymous said...

You might find this interesting.

We refer to it as "Analog Music from a Lost World" -- previously unreleased post-punk experimental rock from 1981, unlike anything else recorded before or after.

"It's amazing!" -- Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock

“Here’s something lovely and odd from the Free Music Archive: the Karen Cooper Complex.” -- No Rock and Roll Fun.com

"...some hefty grooves, and plenty of "holy shit" moments. It's a spacious but highly rewarding listen, and I wouldn't be surprised if some label makes an effort to press this on vinyl in the near future -- ongakubaka.blogspot.com

Jason Sigal, Managing Director at WFMU said:
"This is amazing stuff and we would be honored to feature it in wfmu's curated portal on the free music archive. I'm very sorry for our slow response, we have a lot of stuff to wade through to find gems like these."

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Karen_Cooper_Complex/

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CkoviNS said...

Hello Curious Guy...I'm on the way to downloading all stuff you've posted. It's because seems that I always looking for this kind of music taste and experiences.
Your work is magnificent...thanx for all!

Vicko, Serbia

p.s. Sorry, but my english is no good...

Curious Guy said...

CkoviNS, enjoy the tunes. If you have trouble with links, you can always let me know, OK?

MICHAEL and MIGUEL said...

Super mega rare and exceptionally good. Spot on.

oldskool said...

Curious guy, this is fantastic. Just listened once but already am convinced. Reminds me a little of the best songs by I'm So Hollow or of the good stuff you find on the compilation "Your Secret's Safe With Us". So glad people like you uncover these early 80s' treasures! Thank you, and please keep on!

Pops said...

pray for me,so i shall found one too mate.. XD
thanx for sharing!

Martin said...

HI...my name is Martin Chaplain. Im a bit taken aback to have found this...i was in this band and played the keyboards on this single...sadly i dont even have a copy myself!!!...im still in touch with most of the band members...
would be happy to give any further info.

Curious Guy said...

Hello Martin, yes please leave some more info. Cry Of The Innocent had good reviews back in the day but seems forgotten these days.
Thanks for leaving a comment here.
The 12" is posted here as well. Don't know if you played on that one as well.

dickyditch said...

hi, would it be possible to re-up the cry of the innocent links? both this one and susan's story? thanks!!!

Curious Guy said...

New link. Enjoy!