City Slab Horror

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City Slab Horror
Studio album by
Recorded1983-1984 at Terse Tapes, Australia
GenreIndustrial, experimental EDM
LabelInk Records
ProducerSevered Heads, Topsy Keevil
Severed Heads chronology
Since the Accident
City Slab Horror
Come Visit The Big Bigot
Singles from City Slab Horror
  1. "Goodbye Tonsils"
    Released: February 1985

City Slab Horror is the fifth studio album by the Australian experimental pop music group Severed Heads. First released in 1985 through Ink Records, it is the second major label album the group has ever released, following the 1983 album Since the Accident. The track "Goodbye Tonsils" was released as a single to promote the album, which met favorable reviews from some critics and no reviews at all from the vast majority of the remaining critics.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
Sounds Magazine4.5/5 stars[4]

Andy Hurt of Sounds magazine wrote that it is "one of the most accomplished, complete works in recent years" and gave the record 4.5 stars out of five. Another reviewer commented that "with [City Slab Horror], "the Heads" have cemented their place at the forefront of the electronic experimentalists".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Tom Ellard, Herman Gotlieb and Garry Bradbury.

Side One
2."Spastic Crunch"2:52
3."Spitoon Thud"4:42
6."The Bladders Of A One Thousand Bedouin"2:54
7."Now, An Explosive New Movie"3:49
Side Two
9."We Have Come To Bless This House"3:57
10."Cyflea, Rated R"3:36
11."Goodbye Tonsils"4:15
12."Voices Of The Dead"5:17


  • Tom Ellard - recording, mixing, self importance, sequencing, tapes, drum programming
  • Garry Bradbury - recording, sequencing, drum programming, tapes
  • Paul Deering - recording, drum programming, sequencing, tapes
  • Stephen Jones - video synthesizers
  • Topsy Keevil - production
  • Margaret Woods - recording
  • Mark Town & Country Plan - artwork

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog Release Notes
United Kingdom 1985 Ink Records LP INK 009 First vinyl pressing
Canada 1989 Nettwerk CD W2-30033 First CD pressing, included different artwork and tracks from the 1982 release Blubberknife
Volition Records VOLT 20/2
Nettwerk CS W4-30033 First cassette pressing, featuring same exact track listing and artwork as the CD pressing
Australia 2004 Sevcom 2xCDr N/A Double CD-R reissue that included extra content and the "Goodbye Tonsils" artwork
United States 2014 Medical Records LP MR-035 "Bone-white" colored vinyl repress


  1. ^ Severed Heads - 'Goodbye Tonsils'. Time Out Magazine. February 25, 1985. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  2. ^ Bush, John. "City Slab Horror Review". AllMusic. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  3. ^ D'Amico, Anthony. "Severed Heads, City Slab Horror". Brainwashed. Retrieved August 10, 2014.
  4. ^ Hurt, Andy. "Severed Heads 'City Slab Horror'". Sevcom image archives. Sounds Magazine. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  5. ^ Casimer, John. "City Slab Horror Review". Retrieved February 28, 2016.

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