COIL : THE APE OF NAPLES (2005)
John Balance/Peter Christopherson/Drew McDowell
Simon Norris/Thighpaulsandra/Cliff Stapleton/Mike Yorke
A lot of these songs have surfaced before in previous versions but these versions are entirely unreleased. Aside from the obvious updates of "Teenage Lightning" and "Cold Cell", "I Don't Get It" is an evolved version of "Spastiche"- originally circulating on the Backwards demos bootleg and appearing as a Song of the Week at one point.During an interview in 1997, John Balance claimed the title of this album was going to be Fire of the Mind (both a Louis Wain painting and a Stapleton [Nurse with Wound]/Tibet [Current 93] song)."It's In My Blood" doesn't resemble "AYOR" very closely and "Heaven's Blade" does not resemble the "Heaven's Blade" on the Backwards demos bootleg."Going Up" is a tribute to the theme from Are You Being Served?.Featuring songs recorded in final days of John's life, as well as material originally recorded at Trent Reznor's studio in New Orleans, and now substantially re-arranged by Peter Christopherson, this album is sure to be seen as the 'classic' Coil album of all time, and is not to be missed under any circumstances!
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