Songs from the Earth

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Songs From the Earth
Son of Sam - Songs from the Earth cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 17, 2001
Recorded2000[1]
GenreHorror punk
Deathrock
Length30:16
LabelNitro Records
ProducerTodd Youth
Son of Sam chronology
Songs From the Earth
(2001)
Into the Night
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[2]

Songs From the Earth is the first album by horror punk/deathrock supergroup Son of Sam. The album was a tribute to Glenn Danzig's former band Samhain, though there are no cover songs on the album. Danzig himself plays backup guitar on "Stray," and plays backup guitar and keyboards on the title track "Songs from the Earth."[3] Allmusic notes "Evernight" as sounding like 'Sonic Youth-like art noise' and the title track as being 'very much in the classic Misfits vein.'[4] The album closer "Invocation" bears similarity to the Danzig song of the same name from the album Danzig 4.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Of Power" – 3:31
  2. "Stray" – 2:53
  3. "Evernight" – 3:12
  4. "In the Hills" – 2:25
  5. "Songs from the Earth" – 4:12
  6. "Satiate" – 2:40
  7. "Of Man" – 2:46
  8. "Michael" – 3:14
  9. "Purevil" – 3:07
  10. "Invocation" – 2:16

Personnel[edit]

  • Davey Havok – vocals
  • Todd Youth – guitar
  • London May – drums
  • Steve Zing – bass
  • Nick 13 – backing vocals on "Stray", "Songs from the Earth" and "Satiate"
  • Ricky Mahler – extra lead guitar on "Of Power" and backing vocals
  • Joey C. – drums on "Satiate" and backing vocals
  • Howie Pyro – bass on "Satiate" and backing vocals
  • Crazy Craig – backwards vocals on "Invocation"
  • Produced by Todd Youth
  • Engineered by Andrew Alekel
  • Assisted by Chad Essig
  • Mixed by Nick Raskulinecz
  • Mastered by Tom Baker
  • Photography by BJ Papas
  • Layout by Chris Nitro
  • Band logo by Linas Garsys

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Son Of Sam :: MisfitsCentral.com". MisfitsCentral.com. Retrieved 2007-06-18.
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Songs from the Earth CD booklet
  4. ^ Schulte, Tom. "allmusic ((( Songs from the Earth > Overview )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-06-17.