I See Good Spirits and I See Bad Spirits

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I See Good Spirits and I See Bad Spirits
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Studio album by
Released1988
RecordedJune 17–26, 1988
StudioZas Productions, Bost, Belgium
GenreIndustrial rock, industrial dance
Length48:16 (1988)
61:14 (2004 reissue)
LabelWax Trax!
ProducerThrill Kill Kult
My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult chronology
I See Good Spirits and I See Bad Spirits
(1988)
Confessions of a Knife...
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic3.5/5[2]

I See Good Spirits and I See Bad Spirits is the first studio album by the band My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult.[3][4] It was released in 1988 via Wax Trax![5]

The band's sound was initially an amalgam of heavy dance rhythms, horror film sampling, and quasi-Satanic imagery. Their early recordings were extremely popular in industrial dance clubs. A music video was released for the song, "...And This is What the Devil Does!", and appears on The Kult Kollection DVD. In 2004, the album was remastered and reissued with three bonus tracks, featuring two live tracks recorded on October 28, 1988, at The Riviera, Chicago.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

Trouser Press wrote that "the dreary mix of electronic atmospherics, vaguely ominous chants, disco beats and B-movie samples aspires to sleaziness but never breaks (out in) a sweat."[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Thrill Kill Kult and The Bomb Gang Girls

No.TitleLength
1."Heresy"4:01
2."X-Communication"5:10
3."Do You Fear (For Your Child?)"5:34
4."Easy Girl"4:11
5."Universal Blackness"7:08
6."...And This is What the Devil Does!"5:56
7."These Remains"5:20
8."On This Rack"4:38
9."Gateway to Hell"4:26
10."Scene One, Seen 'Em All"1:52
Total length:48:16
2004 reissue bonus tracks[6]
No.TitleLength
11."Nervous Xians" (Live)4:15
12."X-Communication" (Live)4:56
13."Back From Beyond"3:47
Total length:61:14

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ "Review: My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult - I See Good Spirits And I See Bad Spirits | Sputnikmusic". www.sputnikmusic.com.
  3. ^ "My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult | Biography & History". AllMusic.
  4. ^ Callwood, Brett (May 9, 2019). "Frisky Thrill Kill Kult Opens up About Strange Affairs". SF Weekly.
  5. ^ a b "My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult". Trouser Press. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  6. ^ a b I See Good Spirits and I See Bad Spirits (CD booklet). My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult. New York, New York: Rykodisc USA. 2004.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)

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