Sacred City

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Sacred City
Studio album by Shriekback
Released 1992
Recorded January-May 1992
Genre Pop rock
Label World Domination Records
Producer Barry Andrews, Ian Caple
Shriekback chronology
Go Bang!
(1988)Go Bang!1988
Sacred City
Naked Apes and Pond Life
(2000)Naked Apes and Pond Life2000

Sacred City, the sixth full-length Shriekback album, looked like the end for the band. Released in 1992 after the failure of 1988's Go Bang!, the album was much more experimental, returning to the original Shriekback sound. Barry Andrews was again joined by founder, Dave Allen, and longtime collaborator Martyn Barker, as well as Karl Hyde.[1] Spin magazine featured it in their "Heavy Rotation" column of staff favourites, describing it as an "evocative concept album exploring the myths of cities around the world".[2] With little commercial success, the band mostly dissolved shortly after the album's release.

A companion film, also called "Sacred City", was offered in a limited home-video release.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Signs" - 4:18
  2. "Psycho Drift" - 3:54
  3. "The Bastard Sons of Enoch" - 5:05
  4. "(Open up Your) Filthy Heart (To Me)" - 5:05
  5. "Exquisite Corpse" - 4:20
  6. "Below" - 4:35
  7. "Beatles Zebra Crossing?" - 4:04
  8. "Hymn to the Local Gods" - 4:29
  9. "Every Force Evolves a Form" -:5:27
  10. "3 A.M." - 5:05



  1. ^ Sacred City - Shiekback Jason Ankeny,, retrieved 26 September 2016
  2. ^ Heavy Rotation (Staci Bonner), Spin, vol.8, no.8, Nov 1992, p.12, pub. Camouflage Associates, USA