God (British band)

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GOD
Origin London, United Kingdom
Genres Industrial metal, free jazz, experimental
Years active 1987–1996
Labels Big Cat, Virgin
Associated acts Godflesh, Henry Cow, Jesu, Laika, Napalm Death
Past members Steve Blake
Justin Broadrick
Lou Ciccotelli
Dave Cochrane
John Edwards
Tim Hodgkinson
Gary Jeff
Scott Kiehl
Kevin Martin
Shaun Rogan
Russell Smith

GOD were a British industrial ensemble formed in London.[1] Founded by Kevin Martin and Shaun Rogan in 1987, the band expanded to include nine members and released two studio albums before disbanding in 1996. The groups abrasive marriage of ambient, dub, free jazz and noise rock music garnered respect from their peers such as Bill Laswell, Ministry, My Bloody Valentine, J. G. Thirlwell and John Zorn.[2]

History[edit]

GOD originally consisted of Kevin Martin on tenor saxophone and vocals and Shaun Rogan on guitar.[3] The pairing came together after Fall front-man Mark E. Smith asked Martin if he wanted to contribute to Smith's 1988 Disparate Cognescenti compilation.[4] In Autumn of 1988, Martin met Justin Broadrick, whose project Godflesh he had heard on John Peel's Radio 1 show.[5] Broadrick began working with Martin and served as a producer for GOD's early releases before joining as a member.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
Live albums
Singles and EPs

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aswad, Jem (2007). "GOD". Trouser Press. Retrieved May 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ Gladstone, Eric (February 1995). GOD: Less Popular Than the Beatles (18). CMJ. p. 6. Retrieved May 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ Raggett, Ned. "God". Allmusic. Retrieved May 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ admin (November 3, 2009). "God – Biography + Discography + Videos". ihrtn.com. Retrieved May 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ Kinski, Klaus (September 21, 2009). "An Interview with Justin K. Broadrick". brooklynvegan.com. Retrieved May 25, 2013.