Horse Rotorvator

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Horse Rotorvator
Coilhorserotorvator.jpg
original LP cover
Studio album by Coil
Released 1986
Genre Industrial
Length 49:15 (Some Bizzare CD version)
Label Some Bizzare Force & Form
(UK)

Relativity (U.S.)
Boudisque Records (Netherlands)
Threshold House
Producer Coil
Coil chronology
Scatology
(1984)Scatology1984
Horse Rotorvator
(1986)
Gold Is the Metal
(1987)Gold Is the Metal1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 5/5 stars[2]

Horse Rotorvator is the second full-length studio album released by the British industrial music group Coil. It was ranked 73 by Pitchfork Media in its list of the Top 100 Albums of the 1980s.[3]

Editions[edit]

It was initially released in 1986 by and Some Bizzare Force And Form, K.422 United Kingdom|UK], Relativity Records (U.S.), reissued on CD by Some Bizzare

The song "Who by Fire" was written by Leonard Cohen, originally appearing on his album New Skin for the Old Ceremony.

Track listing[edit]

LP release[edit]

All songs written by John Balance and Peter Christopherson, except where noted.

Side A:

  1. "The Anal Staircase" - 4:00
  2. "Slur" - 3:31
  3. "Babylero" - 0:52
  4. "Ostia (The Death of Pasolini)" - 6:20
  5. "Herald" - 1:03
  6. "Penetralia" - 6:11

Side B:

  1. "Circles of Mania" - 4:59
  2. "Blood From the Air" - 5:32
  3. "Who by Fire" (Leonard Cohen) - 2:36
  4. "The Golden Section" - 5:50
  5. "The First Five Minutes After Death" - 4:51

Cassette release[edit]

Side A:

  1. "The Anal Staircase"
  2. "Silk"
  3. "Babylero"
  4. "Ostia"
  5. "Acapulco March"
  6. "Penetralia"
  7. "Ravenous"

Side B:

  1. "Circles of Mania"
  2. "Blood From the Air"
  3. "Who by Fire"
  4. "The Golden Section"
  5. "The First Five Minutes After Death"
  6. "The Anal Staircase (A Dionysian remix)"

This is the listing for the 1987 cassette release on Relativity in the U.S. "Silk" and "Acapulco March" are the working titles for "Slur" and "Herald," respectively (taken from a pre-release demo tape). "Ravenous" and "(A Dionysian Remix)" are from The Anal Staircase 12" single, and are not listed on the tape card.

CD release (ROTA CD1 version)[edit]

  1. "The Anal Staircase" - 4:10
  2. "Slur" - 3:30
  3. "Babylero" - 0:51
  4. "Ostia (The Death of Pasolini)" - 6:23
  5. "Herald" - 1:03
  6. "Penetralia" - 6:10
  7. "Ravenous" - 3:26
  8. "Circles of Mania" - 5:01
  9. "Blood from the Air" - 5:32
  10. "Who by Fire" - 2:37
  11. "The Golden Section" - 5:50
  12. "The First Five Minutes After Death" - 4:45

Different releases of the CD have "Ravenous" as Track 12 instead of 7. Sometimes the listing on the cover and the actual running order differ as a result (for example, one ROTA 1 copy lists the tracks in the above order, but actually has "Ravenous" as Track 12).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Horse Rotorvator - Coil". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Dreany, Matthew. "Coil - Horse Rotorvator". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 26 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Staff Lists: Top 100 Albums of the 1980s | Features". Pitchfork. 2002-11-20. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 

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