The Young Gods (album)

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The Young Gods
The Young Gods Self Titled.jpg
Studio album by The Young Gods
Released April 1987
Recorded Artag Studio
(Zurich, CH)
Genre Industrial rock
Length 34:10
48:13 (CD release)
Label Organik/Wax Trax!
Producer Roli Mosimann
The Young Gods chronology
The Young Gods
(1987)
L'eau rouge
(1989)
Singles from The Young Gods
  1. "Did You Miss Me?"
    Released: February, 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[2]
Uncut 5/5 stars[3]

The Young Gods is the eponymous debut studio album by industrial band The Young Gods, released in 1987 by Organik and Wax Trax! Records.[4]

Accolades[edit]

Year Publication Country Accolade Rank
1987 Melody Maker United Kingdom "Albums of the Year" 1 [5]
1987 Tip Germany "Albums of the Year" * [6]
1987 Sounds United Kingdom "Albums of the Year" * [7]
1989 Sounds United Kingdom "The Top 80 Albums from the '80s" 35 [8]
2005 WOEBOT United States "The 100 Greatest Records Ever" 96 [9]
"*" denotes an unordered list.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by The Young Gods, except "Did You Miss Me?" by Gary Glitter and Mike Leander

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Nous de la lune" ("We of the Moon") 4:33
2. "Jusqu'au bout" ("All the Way") 2:35
3. "A ciel ouvert" ("In the Open Air") 1:46
4. "Jimmy"   2:41
5. "Fais la mouette" ("Do the Seagull") 4:46
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Percussionne" ("Percussion") 5:28
2. "Feu" ("Of Old") 3:04
3. "Did You Miss Me?" (Gary Glitter cover) 3:22
4. "Si tu gardes" ("If You Keep") 5:55

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the The Young Gods liner notes.[10]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 22
UK Indie Chart[12] 14

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Belgium 1987 PIAS CD, LP LD 8821
Switzerland Organik ORG 87/9
United States Wax Trax! WAX 7135
1995 Interscope CD 92653
France 2001 Intoxygene LD 8821
Europe 2012 Two Gentlemen TWOGTL 018

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "The Young Gods: The Young Gods > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved April 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "The Young Gods". Robert Christgau.com. Retrieved April 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ columnist (September 2002). "The Young Gods: The Young Gods". Q: 127. 
  4. ^ Aswad, Jem; Fasolino, Greg (2007). "Young Gods". Trouser Press. Retrieved April 19, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Melody Maker - Albums of the Year". Melody Maker. Retrieved 2009-12-03. 
  6. ^ "Tip - Albums of the Year". Tip Magazine. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  7. ^ "Sounds - Albums of the Year". Sounds. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  8. ^ "Sounds - The Top 80 Albums from the '80s". Sounds. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  9. ^ "WOEBOT - The 100 Greatest Records Ever". Matthew Ingram. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  10. ^ The Young Gods (booklet). The Young Gods. Zürich, Switzerland: Organik. 1987. 
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Young Gods – The Young Gods". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
  12. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1989. Cherry Red Books. Retrieved April 19, 2016. 

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