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Coil (1982–2004) was initially established in London in 1983 as an experimental solo outlet for ex-Psychic TV member John Balance, and became a full-fledged experimental sonic manipulation unit a year later following the arrival of keyboardist / programmer Peter Christopherson (Sleazy), a founder of Psychic TV as well as a member of Throbbing Gristle. After debuting with the 17-minute ritual recording How to Destroy Angels, Balance and Sleazy recruited the aid of Possession’s Stephen Thrower, J.G. “Foetus” Thirlwell, and The Virgin Prunes’ Gavin Friday to record their full-length 1984 bow Scatology, an intense, primal work of sculpted industrial noise thematically devoted to the concepts of alchemy and transmutation.

Coil spent the next period of its existence exploring visual media. In late 1984 they recorded a rendition of Tainted Love (originally recorded by Gloria Jones, but made popular by Soft Cell in the 80s), producing a widely banned, hallucinogenic video clip featuring Marc Almond as the Angel of Death; despite considerable controversy at home, the video ultimately found its way to the archives of the Museum of Modern Art. After spending several years working with filmmaker Derek Jarman on the feature The Angelic Conversation, Coil issued a remixed edition of their soundtrack.


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  • c0nfigsys

    I would put the entire discography of Coil up for my highest recommendations to anyone.

    30 Aug 10:06am Reply
  • hypersphere

    Freund_Hein: A lot of thier albums have been reissued on vinyl. Easy to find them now.

    29 Aug 1:17am Reply
  • Zombak39


    27 Aug 1:56am Reply
  • Herr_Apathy

    Конечно, теперь их творчество не сдвинется со своей оси, как бы это иронично ни звучало.

    26 Aug 4:18am Reply
  • Freund_Hein_

    Perhaps one of the most influential, certainly one of the most interesting musical projects since the year dot, and yet it is virtually impossible to get physical copies of any of their records! THIS is madness!

    24 Aug 7:29pm Reply
  • myonnnnn

    deathinjunelove's second favorite band, after U2

    21 Aug 9:53pm Reply
  • nodaywithoutb

    Я вырос; они остались такими же.

    17 Aug 7:37am Reply
  • sabiiz

    11 Aug 6:06pm Reply
  • Pflanzennamen

    what are we going to do...

    8 Aug 6:56pm Reply
  • TripleSol

    ScarletNebula search for coil -lacuna

    5 Aug 1:43am Reply
  • melodymann

    shoutbox of this band is always creepy

    4 Aug 10:52pm Reply
  • FlipperF13

    kill putin!

    1 Aug 1:01pm Reply
  • FlipperF13

    Fucking russians

    1 Aug 1:01pm Reply
  • Waes-GOD

    Уникальнейшая группа. Каждый альбом как откровение.

    27 Jul 8:29pm Reply
  • Siska_Square

    geck1, ape of naples - один из лучших, но не лучший. На этот альбом обращает внимание большинство, но это не значит, что из-за этого он стал самым охуенным. Как вообще при таком количестве материала можно назвать лучший? И да, это не тот случай, когда все дерьмо, отетотоканорм

    25 Jul 9:14pm Reply
  • ScarletNebula

    So tired of just getting Lacuna Coil when i look this band up.

    25 Jul 10:10am Reply
  • geck1

    ne pizdi ape of naples sami pizdati

    21 Jul 9:41am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    и все-таки, лучшее у них - раннее. поздняя музыка уже как-то морально устарела, что ли.

    21 Jul 1:48am Reply
  • Mufiz

    i think of buttcheeks.

    18 Jul 7:01am Reply
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