The Hanged Man (album)

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The Hanged Man
Studio album by Poisoned Electrick Head
Released 1997
Recorded 1996
Genre Psychedelic rock, space rock, new wave, post-punk, indie rock
Label Blueprint
Producer Poisoned Electrick Head, Christophe Bride
Poisoned Electrick Head chronology
The Big Eye Am
(1994)The Big Eye Am1994
The Hanged Man
Where the Power Is
(2011)Where the Power Is2011

The Hanged Man is the fourth album by the English psychedelic rock band Poisoned Electrick Head, and their last prior to an eight-year hiatus.


The band's second singer Katmandu (Andy Ford) left the band during the recording of the album, resulting in a more dominant role for the remaining singer Emerald Greenshade (Peter Atherton). Other members of the band also contributed more prominent vocals than they had in the past. Shortly prior to the album's release, the band jettisoned both their elaborate stage costumes and their previous stage names.

This was also the last album to feature bass player Paul Bunyan and keyboard player Brian Carney, both of whom were to leave the band over the next two years.


In contrast to its song-based predecessor, The Hanged Man is split approximately half-and-half between full songs and short instrumentals (some of which feature minimal vocal input). The latter are predominantly synthesizer/sampler-based and explore a variety of directions including ambient trance, thrash metal, techno and world music.

Track listing[edit]

(All songs by Poisoned Electrick Head)

  1. Way
  2. Can You See What I See
  3. The Machine Doesn't Work
  4. Single Room
  5. I Drink Therefore I Am
  6. Time
  7. These Are Not Dreams
  8. Collecting Bones
  9. I Need Some Advice
  10. Animal Machine
  11. Through the Mill
  12. Tied Up in Nots
  13. Calm Insipience
  14. Hanging By a Thread
  15. Barefoot in Ecuador