Church of Realities

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Church of Realities
Church of Realities cover.jpg
EP by həd
Released 1995
Genre Hip hop, punk rock, Jazz rap, Trip hop, Rapcore
Length 45:05
Hed PE chronology
Church of Realities
(1995)
(Hed) PE
(1997)

Church of Realities is an extended play by American punk rock band Hed PE. Self-distributed in 1995, it was the band's first release.

Music[edit]

The music of Church of Realities establishes the band's trademark style, which primarily fuses elements of punk rock and hip hop.[1][2] It also includes elements of funk, jazz and metal.[2]

The only two songs that are not featured on the self-titled album, or any following album are "Intro (Sic)" and "Hangman". "1st Song" became "Firsty", "Spam" became "Schpamb". "Darky", "IFO", "Ground" and "Hill" kept their respective titles.

Release[edit]

The album was independently produced by the band and distributed without a supporting label in 1995.[1]

Legacy[edit]

Following the EP's release, the band changed its name, adding "PE", which stood for "Planet Earth",[3][4] and signed with Jive Records, who released their self-titled LP in 1997.[5] Several tracks from this EP were recorded for the LP.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Intro (SIC)"   Geer/Shaine 4:07
2. "1st Song"   Geer/Shaine 2:16
3. "Hangman"   Geer/Shaine/Vaught/Benekos/Boyce/Young 4:45
4. "Darky"   Geer/Shaine/Benekos 5:12
5. "IFO"   Geer/Shaine/Vaught/Benekos/Boyce/Young 6:11
6. "Ground"   Geer/Shaine 2:09
7. "Spam"   Geer/Shaine 4:26
8. "Hill"   Geer/Shaine/Vaught/Young 4:05
9. "Outro"     11:35

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Owen, Arrissia (November 25, 1999). "Not So Hed, Not so (pe)". OC Weekly. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  2. ^ a b Boehm, Mike (October 29, 1996). "Mix of Rap, Punk Portends hed Start". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  3. ^ Scire, Dawn (2003-03-14). "(hed) p.e.'s frontman touches down.". Sarasota, Florida: Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  4. ^ Echeverria Jr., Steve (March 4, 2005). "Check your HED; HED p.e. declares independence.". Sarasota, Florida: Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  5. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Biography of Hed PE". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  6. ^ Huey, Steve. "Review of (hed) pe". Allrovi. Retrieved 2008-08-23.