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London, United Kingdom (1980 – present)

Whitehouse is an English band formed in 1980. They are known for their controversial lyrics and images (which are often interpreted as misogynistic, sexually deviant, and extremely violent). The band’s members have been the subject of censorship in the past. Their name is in mock tribute to the British moral campaigner Mary Whitehouse; it is also a reference to a British pornographic magazine of the same name.

The group’s founding member and sole constant is William Bennett. Initially playing guitar in Essential Logic, Bennett later recorded as Come before forming Whitehouse. The band has had numerous other members, including Kevin Tomkins and Paul Reuter. In recent years the most stable line-up consisted of Bennett, Philip Best and Peter Sotos. Sotos left in 2002, however, leaving the band as a two-piece.

Whitehouse music is exclusively released through their own record label, Susan Lawly, who also distribute the “Extreme Music” series.

Whitehouse is one of those an underground oldest teams that have started purposefully use noise as a creative material that is elevated to the status of its powerful aesthetic object .
Briton William Bennett’s fantasy about creating sound that can ” beat ” the consciousness of the listener , forced him to throw the game in 1980 on the guitar in the post- punk collective Essential Logic and establish a direction, which he later dubbed as the «power electronics».


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  • high_as_bells

    You've got to be pretty clueless to either validate your misogyny through Whitehouse's lyrics or to actually believe Whitehouse's lyrics were pro-misogyny.

    8 May 4:01pm Reply
  • zorosta

    I just find misogyny boring... Perhaps I'm a bit too grown up for this...

    30 Apr 6:01am Reply
  • Zombak39

    Люди делятся на два типа - те, кто слушает Whitehouse и те, кто ничего не понял.

    2 Mar 1:31am Reply
  • rewinddude

    You don't have to say please!

    25 Feb 5:36pm Reply
  • SweetPotatoVine

    @FirebearerDA man i can't even tell the difference between the two, that's why i was asking

    24 Feb 12:44am Reply
  • outfield7790

    The Best PE-act ever! Annoying drill squeak and oozing foetus-like-tape-loops or just sewer sounds...

    22 Feb 5:55pm Reply
  • FirebearerDA

    @SweetPotatoVine When it's not William Bennett it's Philip Best of Consumer Electronics.

    21 Feb 10:34am Reply
  • SweetPotatoVine

    who does the vocals on their <2000s stuff? like bird seed

    12 Feb 2:33am Reply
  • Sabbra

    Best band in the world.

    11 Feb 7:59pm Reply
  • Supercoolguy64

    do you talk that way to your momma?

    31 Jan 2:53am Reply
  • skyll21

    you dont have to say pleeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaase

    29 Jan 12:39pm Reply
  • SweetPotatoVine

    William Bennett has no dick

    29 Jan 3:35am Reply
  • ireneorunes

    love this video.

    14 Jan 6:30pm Reply
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  • metaldiscussor

    Listening to Bird Seed was the best thing that ever happened to me. [3]

    14 Jan 2:49pm Reply
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  • metaldiscussor

    @zoraxx Nice one, shakespeare

    7 Jan 12:55pm Reply
  • CornishGhost

    kill this fucking nightmare.

    4 Jan 8:31am Reply
  • FirebearerDA

    Listening to Bird Seed was the best thing that ever happened to me. [2]

    24 Dec 2014 Reply
  • zoraxx

    my ears feel like they have been violently raped, I’d be tempted to call this album ‘fun’ but then the title track comes in and crushes my soul. Unless you're a straight up fucking devil, the song Bird Seed is going to make you feel terrible. it's composed of soundbites relating to rape. I think its clear that whoever put this together feels equally disgusted by it.

    10 Dec 2014 Reply
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