Bloody Kisses

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Bloody Kisses
Studio album by Type O Negative
Released August 17, 1993
Recorded Systems Two, Brooklyn
Genre Gothic metal, doom metal, alternative metal[1]
Length Original: 73:07
Digipak: 67:25
Label Roadrunner
Producer Peter Steele, Josh Silver
Type O Negative chronology
The Origin of the Feces
(1992)
Bloody Kisses
(1993)
October Rust
(1996)
Singles from Bloody Kisses
  1. "Black No.1 (Little Miss Scare-All)"
    Released: 1993
  2. "Christian Woman"
    Released: 1993
  3. "Summer Breeze"
    Released: 1994

Bloody Kisses is the third album by the Brooklyn band Type O Negative. It is also the last recording to feature band's original line-up, as drummer Sal Abruscato would leave Type O Negative in late 1993. The album further established Type O Negative motifs, such as including cover songs restylized into gloomy gothic metal, sample-heavy soundscapes in between songs, and dry, satirical humor. This album includes a cover of the Seals and Crofts song "Summer Breeze".

Bloody Kisses was the first album on Roadrunner Records to achieve gold and platinum certification.

Album content[edit]

The most successful single from Bloody Kisses was the song "Black No.1 (Little Miss Scare-All)", which poked fun at and paid tribute to gothic subculture stereotypes. A radio edit of the song achieved modest airplay and the song was a staple of Type O Negative's concerts. The video even appeared on Beavis and Butt-Head, where it received a positive reaction from the duo.

The tracks "Kill All the White People" (live performances included Lord Nelson from Stuck Mojo on vocals) and "We Hate Everyone" were written in response to the controversy over the band's alleged racist sentiments that emerged after a tour in Europe and because of Peter Steele's previous band Carnivore's explicit lyrics. They feature lyrics mocking the whole issue. These songs were later omitted from the digipak release of this album since they differ stylistically from the rest of the tracks.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Metal Hammer (9/10)
Record Collector 3/5 stars[2]
Rock Hard (de) 10/10[3]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[4]

In 2005, Bloody Kisses was ranked number 365 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics and music are by Peter Steele unless otherwise noted.

Original release
No. Title Length
1. "Machine Screw"   0:39
2. "Christian Woman"   8:57
3. "Black No.1 (Little Miss Scare-All)"   11:14
4. "Fay Wray Come Out and Play"   1:02
5. "Kill All the White People"   3:23
6. "Summer Breeze" (Jim Seals, Dash Crofts; originally by Seals and Crofts) 4:49
7. "Set Me on Fire"   3:29
8. "Dark Side of the Womb"   0:27
9. "We Hate Everyone"   6:50
10. "Bloody Kisses (A Death in the Family)"   10:55
11. "3.0.I.F."   2:05
12. "Too Late: Frozen"   7:50
13. "Blood & Fire"   5:32
14. "Can't Lose You"   6:05

Digipak re-release[edit]

A digipak version was later released that removed two tracks, the intro and the interludes (at the band's request) and added one new song.

No. Title Length
1. "Christian Woman"   8:54
2. "Bloody Kisses (A Death in the Family)"   10:56
3. "Too Late: Frozen"   7:51
4. "Blood & Fire"   5:33
5. "Can't Lose You"   6:06
6. "Summer Breeze" (Seals, Crofts) 4:49
7. "Set Me on Fire"   3:30
8. "Suspended in Dusk"   8:37
9. "Black No.1 (Little Miss Scare-All)"   11:16

This version contains an amended booklet that reflects the reorder of the tracks. The lyric sheet prints parody lyrics for "Summer Breeze" such as "Kenny Hickey lying on the sidewalk, Devil music from the house next door". The recorded song is unchanged.

This version of the song, originally titled "Summer Girl", was recorded but remains unreleased, though it has circulated on the Internet and appears on a promotional release for Bloody Kisses simply titled "?". This is reportedly due to Seals and Crofts finding the lyric change distasteful.

"Top Shelf" edition (2009 re-release)[edit]

Roadrunner Records re-released Bloody Kisses on May 5, 2009, with a bonus CD of rarities and B-sides.

Disc one
No. Title Length
1. "Machine Screw"   0:39
2. "Christian Woman"   8:57
3. "Black No.1 (Little Miss Scare-All)"   11:14
4. "Fay Wray Come Out and Play"   1:02
5. "Kill All the White People"   3:23
6. "Summer Breeze"   4:49
7. "Set Me on Fire"   3:29
8. "Dark Side of the Womb"   0:27
9. "We Hate Everyone"   6:50
10. "Bloody Kisses (A Death in the Family)"   10:55
11. "3.0.I.F."   2:05
12. "Too Late: Frozen"   7:50
13. "Blood & Fire"   5:32
14. "Can't Lose You"   6:05
Disc two
No. Title Length
1. "Suspended in Dusk"   8:45
2. "Black Sabbath" (Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward) 7:56
3. "Black Sabbath (From the Satanic Perspective)" (Osbourne, Iommi, Butler, Ward, Steele) 7:53
4. "Christian Woman" (Edit) 4:33
5. "Christian Woman" (Butt-Kissing, sell-out version) 4:33
6. "Black No.1 (Little Miss Scare-All)" (Edit) 4:44
7. "Blood & Fire" (Out of the Ashes mix) 4:42
8. "Summer Breeze" (Rick Rubin Mix) 5:02

Credits[edit]

  • Peter Steele – vocals, bass guitar
  • Josh Silver – keyboard, synthesizer, effects, programming, backing vocals
  • Kenny Hickey – guitars, backing vocals, co-lead vocals on "Black No.1 (Little Miss Scare-All)" and "We Hate Everyone"
  • Sal Abruscato – drums, percussion

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1993 The Billboard 200 166
1993 German Album Charts[6] 60

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "Bloody Kisses - Type O Negative". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tye O Negative - Bloody Kisses CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Albrecht, Frank. "Type O Negative: Bloody Kisses". issue 76. Rock Hard. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Szabo, Julia (23 February 1995). "Type O Negative: Bloody Kisses : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 21 October 2007. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  5. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 64. ISBN 3-89880-517-4. 
  6. ^ "charts.de". Retrieved 25 May 2013. 

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