Westworld (Theatre of Hate album)

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Studio album by Theatre of Hate
Released February 1982
Genre Post-punk
Length 56:07
Label Burning Rome
Producer Mick Jones
Theatre of Hate chronology
Ten Years After

Westworld is the only studio album by English post-punk band Theatre of Hate. It was released in February 1982 by record label Burning Rome, prior to the band's dissolution in 1983. It was produced by Mick Jones of The Clash.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Kirk Brandon.

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Do You Believe in the West World" 5:16
2. "Judgement Hymn" 5:25
3. "63" 2:51
4. "Love Is a Ghost" 3:31
5. "The Wake" 4:17
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Conquistador" 3:03
2. "The New Trail of Tears" 2:50
3. "Freaks" 3:48
4. "Anniversary" 5:24
5. "The Klan" 6:52


Westworld reached number 17 on the British single chart.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Westworld was generally viewed by critics as a disappointment in comparison to the group's previous work. AllMusic wrote, "Unfortunately, [Westworld] [...] is not as consistently brilliant as the singles that preceded it".[2] Robert Murray, in the book The Rough Guide to Rock, called it "a work [...] heavy on atmospherics, but which ultimately failed to capture the live potency upon which the band's reputation had been built."[1]


  • Kirk Brandon – vocals, guitar
  • Stan Stammers – bass guitar
  • John "Boy" Lennard – saxophone, clarinet
  • Luke Rendle – drums


  1. ^ a b Buckley, Peter, ed. (1 November 2003). The Rough Guide to Rock. Rough Guides. ISBN 1843531054. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Rabid, Jack. "Westworld – Theatre of Hate : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 

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