Cure for Sanity

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Cure for Sanity
PWEI-Cure For Sanity cover.jpg
Studio album by Pop Will Eat Itself
Released 1 August 1990
Recorded England 1990
Genre Grebo, industrial, alternative dance
Length 65:42
Label RCA
Producer Flood
Pop Will Eat Itself chronology
This Is the Day...This Is the Hour...This Is This!
Cure for Sanity
The Looks or the Lifestyle?
Singles from Cure for Sanity
  1. "Touched by the Hand of Cicciolina"
    Released: 1 July 1990
  2. "Dance of the Mad"
    Released: 1 September 1990
  3. "Another Man's Rhubarb"
    Released: 1 January 1991
  4. "X Y & Zee"
    Released: 1 January 1991
  5. "92°F"
    Released: 23 May 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Cure for Sanity is the third album by UK based Grebo band, Pop Will Eat Itself. Cure for Sanity was released worldwide on 1 August 1990 but was later released 1 July 1991. It went at number #33 in UK Charts for 3 weeks.[2] Later UK CD pressings substitute the Electric Sunshine Style version of X Y & Zee and the Boilerhouse Birth Mix of 92°F. The original album versions of these tracks have been added to the end of the album.


Before the album they released the "Heavy Metal Noise Pollution" EP in August 1989 going at number #45 in the UK charts. In July 1990 the band released the first single from the album "Touched by the Hand of Cicciolina" which is about Hungarian-born porn actress Cicciolina, who was elected to the Italian parliament in 1987, although in 1991 she lost her bid for re-election, but remains active in politics. An accompanying video was also made for the single.[3] It then went at number #28 in the UK Charts for four weeks.[4] After the album's release in August they released the second single from the album "Dance of the Mad Bastards" (or simply known as "Dance of the Mad") on 1 September which reached #32 in the UK charts. On 1 January 1991 they released their third single "Another Man's Rhubarb"[5] although it is unknown as one of their singles and never charted. The same day they released the "X Y & Zee", which did much better than "Another Man's Rhubarb", and it went at number #15 making it the album's highest charting single and also a video was released. Lastly they released the final single for the album "92°F" (#23 in UK Charts) in May 1991 and a video was made as well.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Incredible P.W.E.I. vs The Moral Majority"
  2. "Dance of the Mad Bastards"
  3. "88 Seconds... & Still Counting"
  4. "X Y & Zee"
  5. "City Zen Radio 1990/2000 FM"
  6. "Dr. Nightmare's Medication Time"
  7. "Touched by the Hand of Cicciolina (edited highlights)"
  8. "1000x NO!"
  9. "Psychosexual"
  10. "Axe of Men"
  11. "Another Man's Rhubarb"
  12. "Medicine Man Speak with Forked Tongue"
  13. "Nightmare at 20,000ft"
  14. "Very Metal Noise Pollution"
  15. "92°F (The 3rd Degree)"
  16. "Lived in Splendour: Died in Chaos"
  17. "The Beat That Refused To Die"


Touched By the Hand of Cicciolina (edited highlights)

Axe of Men

Another Man's Rhubarb

Nightmare at 20,000 ft

The Beat That Refused to Die


Pop Will Eat Itself

  • Clint Mansell - Vocals
  • Graham Crabb - Vocals
  • Adam Mole - Guitar
  • Richard March - Guitar

Additional musicians

  • Sylvia Tella - Vocals on "92°F (The Third Degree)"
  • Easy O - Voice of Dr. Nightmare


Chart (1990) Peak
UK Chart 33