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Vintage deathrockers from New York City, NY, USA, The Naked and the Dead were cult figures in Gotham's small but fervent mid-1980s post-punk/proto-goth scene. The predominantly teenage quartet mixed pulsing, acrobatic basslines and waves of dark, piercing guitar, with tribal drum tattoos and sirenlike vocals. Constructing complex songs full of unusual time changes, they nonetheless avoided the dour and gloomy in favor…

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  • yay fellow NY'ers. So great!
  • nice !
  • some of the most superb deathrock i've heard, as well as one of the best examples of how it generally sounds. they had a short, but highly effective run.
  • great vocal!
  • Really good!
  • mmmm <3 lovely.
  • muuuitoo bommmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Aside from the excruciating cover of Spiritual Cramp, not bad.

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