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Type O Negative


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New York goth metal quartet Type O Negative were led by vocalist/bassist/songwriter Peter Steele and featured guitarist Ken Hickey, keyboardist Josh Silver, and drummer Johnny Kelly. Steele formed Type O Negative in 1990 out of the remnants of thrash band Carnivore, along with his friend Sal Abruscato (drums). Type O's music slowed down the tempos of thrash metal, alternately satirizing and wallowing in a glum mixture of misanthropy, misogyny, depression, and vampiric vocals, as well as loads of cheap-sounding guitar distortion. The band's debut album, Slow, Deep and Hard, was released in 1991, featuring long, mopey dirges with titles like "Unsuccessfully Coping with the Natural Beauty of Infidelity." Not everyone appreciated Steele's dark sense of humor, though, and he was roasted by some critics who charged him with being a homicidal misogynist and Nazi sympathizer. A fake live album, The Origin of the Feces, appeared the following year, its notorious cover depicting a pair of spread buttocks (the album was eventually reissued with less graphic artwork). Released in 1993, Bloody Kisses added surprisingly skilled Beatlesque melodies, and Steele's often ironic treatments of his depressing subject matter and the emotional and musical excesses of goth (particularly Type O Negative's brand) were deadly accurate and often very funny. Abruscato departed following its release to join Life of Agony, at which point Kelly joined the band. Bloody Kisses slowly won the band a cult following, thanks in part to the video for "Black No. 1" and the band's constant touring, and the album cracked Billboard's Top 200 well over a year after its release. The more upbeat follow-up, October Rust, appeared in 1996, building on the more pop-oriented tracks of its predecessor; in the meantime, Steele achieved notoriety by appearing as a Playgirl magazine centerfold. World Coming Down finally appeared in 1999 after a three-year hiatus, a considerably darker affair than October Rust but proof that -- in spite of Steele's pronouncements to the contrary -- its predecessors were no fluke. In 2000, Roadrunner compiled The Least Worst of Type O Negative, which featured European single edits and alternate mixes of the band's most popular songs, plus several unreleased tracks. Life Is Killing Me arrived in 2003 with a cover of "Angry Inch" from the film Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Four years passed before the band returned with Dead Again. On April 14, 2010, Steele died from apparent heart failure at the age of 48, which brought Type O Negative to a close as a performing and recording unit. ~ Steve Huey
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Type O Negative

  1.   Song
  2.   Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)
  3.   Christian Woman
  4.   I Don't Wanna Be Me
  5.   Life Is Killing Me
  6.   Wolf Moon
  7.   Skip It
  8.   My Girlfriend's Girlfriend
  9.   Paranoid
  10.   Black Sabbath
  11.   Blood & Fire
  12.   Everyone I Love Is Dead
  13.   Red Water (Christmas Mourning)
  14.   We Hate Everyone
  15.   Love You to Death
  16.   Summer Breeze
  17.   Be My Druidess
  18.   Die With Me
  19.   In Praise of Bacchus
  20.   Cinnamon Girl
  21.   All Hallows Eve
  22.   Creepy Green Light
  23.   Everything Dies
  24.   Green Man
  25.   Burnt Flowers Fallen
  26.   Dark Side of the Womb
  27.   Set Me on Fire
  28.   Unsuccessfully Coping with the Natural Beauty of Infidelity
  29.   Fay Wray Come Out and Play
  30.   Nettie
  31.   Day Tripper
  32.   White Slavery
  33.   Bloody Kisses (A Death in the Family)
  34.   Haunted
  35.   Can't Lose You
  36.   3.O.I.F.
  37.   Angry Inch
  38.   Who Will Save the Sane?
  39.   Xero Tolerance
  40.   The Munsters (Cue)
  41.   [Untitled Track]
  42.   Highway Star
  43.   Drunk in Paris
  44.   Anesthesia
  45.   (We Were) Electrocute
  46.   ...A Dish Best Served Coldly
  47.   Pyretta Blaze
  48.   Suspended in Dusk
  49.   Gravitational Constant
  50.   Glass Walls of Limbo
  51.   Machine Screw
  52.   I Like Goils
  53.   The Dream Is Dead
  54.   Thir13teen
  55.   Stay Out of My Dreams
  56.   12 Black Rainbows
  57.   World Coming Down
  58.   Too Late: Frozen
  59.   Kill All the White People
  60.   The Glorious Liberation of the People's Technocratic Republic of Vinnland by the Combined Forces of the United Territories of Europa
  61.   Bad Ground
  62.   Hey Pete
  63.   Kill You Tonight
  64.   Pain
  65.   I Know You're Fucking Someone Else
  66.   The Misinterpretation of Silence and Its Disastrous Consequences
  67.   Der Untermensch
  68.   Gravitational Constant: G = 6.67 x 10-8 cm-3 gm-1 sec-2
  69.   Are You Afraid
  70.   Iydkmigthtky (Gimme That)
  71.   How Could She?
  72.   Todd's Ship Gods (Above All Things)
  73.   Less Than Zero (<0)
  74.   Prelude to Agony
  75.   Gravity
  76.   Sinus
  77.   Liver
  78.   Lung
  79.   (no title) 'October Rust' Track 2 (spoken word intro)
  80.   [Untitled Track]
  81.   It's Never Enough
  82.   (no title) 'October Rust' Track 15 [spoken word outro]
  83.   Fay Wray Come Out To Play

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