Release date
25 Aug 2009
Running length
14 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Sailor Boy 3:46 4,476
2 Inch Worm 4:09 3,975
3 Tell Me You’ve Taken Another ('09) 4:17 127
4 The Perfect Pervert 4:27 2,870
5 Marmalade Cat 4:38 3,082
6 Love Song 1:52 2,626
7 Rotten Zurich Cafe 3:18 2,254
8 Militärhymne 1:37 1,675
9 In Dystopia 3:33 2,350
10 The Pleasure in the Pain 2:49 2,323
11 I Strike You Down 3:07 2,385
12 Caught by a Stranger 3:29 2,301
13 Curious, Yet Ashamed 4:09 2,038
14 Love of the Father 3:53 2,001

About this album

10 Neurotics reimagines the passion of Black Tape For A Blue Girl (and visionary founder / songwriter, Sam Rosenthal) in a rock / dark cabaret setting. Sam challenged himself to put the electronics and lushness aside; he wrote these songs on the acoustic guitar, an instrument he had never played before. The results bear a more considered approach to songwriting: structured, melodic and dare say even “traditional” in composition. It is a new approach to the mood and power for which Blacktape is known.

Featuring drum kit and bass for the first time in 20 years (courtesy of new band-member Brian Viglione of The Dresden Dolls & World/Inferno), these fourteen songs are revealing first person narratives. These are stories so unnerving and personal that 10 Neurotics features an all-new line-up; the previous vocalists quit the group out of discomfort with the content.

Sam explains, “Many of the scenes take place in the fetish lifestyle: a culture of heightened sexuality, relationship dynamics, power and control. I set out to create an album that looks at our sexuality, obsessions and fetishes with a mature (rather than sensationalized) eye. Our life is a constant churning of desires, sometimes overtaking us - more often subverted, submerged and repressed. I wanted to directly confront reality: who are we when the disguise is stripped away? I wrote from real life as a way to plug directly into the core of pure experience without filtering it, I developed something genuinely fresh and vital.”

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  • Caelvanna

    I've been a Black Tape fan for years, while also being a fan of the Dresden Dolls. I will say the fresh presence of Brian Viglione in the band doesn't disappoint. The drumming gives this BTFABG album a burst of dark cabaret that's revitalized their sound.

    4 Oct 2009 Reply
  • tristansbs

    Very different sound - but the variety is one of the reasons that I listen to Black Tape :P. I think that it makes a good addition to their discography, even if it is in a different direction.

    29 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Neirol

    Very different than their (or actually Sam's) previous works, but.... thats a realy good release. Perfect Pervert and Marmolade Cat are almost perfect.

    14 Sep 2009 Reply

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