Deaf (album)

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Foetus Deaf.jpg
Studio album by You've Got Foetus on Your Breath
Released September, 1981
Recorded 1981 at Lavender Sound, London, England
Genre Industrial
Length 46:38
Label Self Immolation
Producer J. G. Thirlwell
J. G. Thirlwell chronology
Custom Built for Capitalism
(1982)Custom Built for Capitalism1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (6.3/10)[2]

Deaf, the debut album by J. G. Thirlwell's You've Got Foetus on Your Breath was released in 1981 on Thirlwell's own Self Immolation Records label. Thirsty Ear reissued the album as a CD in 1997 in the US. Deaf, along with its follow-up Ache, was recorded with an 8-track recorder.[3]

Both releases were limited editions: only 2,000 copies of the LP and 4,000 copies of the CD were produced. The Deaf LP is Self Immolation #WOMB OYBL 1. The CD re-release is Ectopic Ents #ECT ENTS 012.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by J. G. Thirlwell.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "New York or Bust" 2:00
2. "Is That a Line?" 7:09
3. "Why Can't It Happen to Me?" 3:14
4. "I Am Surrounded by Incompetence" 4:52
5. "What Have You Been Doing?" 5:32
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Today I Started Slogging Again" 5:48
2. "Harold MacMillan" 3:35
3. "Thank Heaven for Push Button Phones" 4:26
4. "Flashback" 3:37
5. "Negative Energy" 6:08

The final track on the CD seems to approximate a locked groove, with the same few seconds of music repeated for the final 10 minutes.



  1. ^ Hinds, Andy. "Deaf". Allmusic. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ Schreiber, Ryan. "You've Got Foetus On Your Breath: Deaf". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on December 23, 2001. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ "JG Thirlwell Interview". Two Gun Mathilda. Archived from the original on February 10, 2011. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 

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