Dedicated to Peter Kürten

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Dedicated to Peter Kürten
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1981
RecordedApril 1981
GenrePower electronics, industrial, experimental, avant-garde
LabelCome Organisation
ProducerWilliam Bennett, Peter McKay
Whitehouse chronology
Dedicated to Peter Kürten
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Dedicated to Peter Kürten is the fourth album by Whitehouse released in 1981 by Come Organisation (later reissued by Susan Lawly). The album is known as by its full title, Dedicated to Peter Kürten Sadist and Mass Slayer.


Whitehouse continues to use the new-found elements of their third album, Erector. Just as the previous, Dedicated to Peter Kürten is much as a fan favorite and just as influential. The album cover features the image of the serial killer Peter Kürten, who has an instrumental track "dedicated" to him. The album also marks the beginning of the themes concerning serial killers. The opening song features a sample of a news man reporting on the capture of Peter Sutcliffe for the "Yorkshire Ripper" killings.

The album includes new versions of the songs "On Top", "The Second Coming" (both originally from their debut album Birthdeath Experience), and "Her Entry" (from the United Dairies compilation album Hoisting the Black Flag).

Dedicated to Peter Kürten was originally limited to 900 copies on vinyl, with the first edition consisting of 500 copies and 400 copies for the second edition on the group owned record label Come Organisation. It was later reissued by the group's second record label Susan Lawly on compact disc in 1996.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by William Bennett

  1. "Ripper Territory" – 2:19
  2. "Prosexist" – 2:03
  3. "On Top (New Version)" – 2:04
  4. "Pissfun" – 1:58
  5. "Rapeday" – 2:03
  6. "The Second Coming (New Version)" – 1:54
  7. "Her Entry (New Version)" – 2:58
  8. "CNA" – 2:51
  9. "Dom" – 3:01
  10. "Dedicated to Peter Kürten" – 3:02



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