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Type O Negative

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

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