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(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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  • Gyroscope01

    Well... Who doesn't like Whitehouse anyways? (Stoopid-ess does yo)

    14 Apr 4:50pm Reply
  • nobody-01

    actresses get the fuck over it

    14 Apr 5:27am Reply
  • CypheroN

    perfect for weight lifting

    1 Apr 10:48pm Reply
  • BurialHex

    <3 girls who <3 whitehouse

    20 Mar 12:01am Reply
  • PoniesWTF

    Настолько охуенно, что я кончил.

    19 Mar 5:58pm Reply
  • Hari_Maia

    Power Electronics/Harsh Noise/Industrial: http://www.lastfm.com.br/music/Hari+Maia Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hari-Maia/427775290596997?fref=ts

    15 Mar 7:47pm Reply
  • stian86

    I take that back, it was actually pretty good.

    26 Feb 5:38pm Reply
  • stian86

    They released an instrumental version of Wriggle? Why.

    26 Feb 5:34pm Reply
  • mk741

    Bird Seed (the title track) hit me hard.

    2 Feb 6:41am Reply
  • Metamorphosis__

    Whitehouse >>>>> Merzbow

    9 Jan 3:20pm Reply
  • alwiatmaardhana

    a cunt like who?

    6 Jan 11:32pm Reply
  • drondy

    william bennet is the best william

    20 Dec 2013 Reply
  • WS9167

    Why does this band have so few listeners?

    28 Nov 2013 Reply
  • GarciaMarquez

    btw theyre not finished with whitehouse are they? just on hiatus?

    27 Nov 2013 Reply
  • AndyTithesis

    this is the perfect time to tell you about our new albu... oh fuck it all.

    22 Nov 2013 Reply
  • GarciaMarquez

    ps bennett is a nazi and sotos is a pedophile. we never landed on the moon. 9/11 was an inside job

    20 Nov 2013 Reply
  • GarciaMarquez

    contrary to the belief of yamataka eye, william bennett probably has a set of a genitals that are above average in size considering his fearless attitude and music. and despite the fact it says "we hate whitehouse" on the back of the "2" LP, im not sure if you can be a prolific noise band in the 1980s without having at least SOME respect for their music. by the time the release of 2 came around, whitehouse had already released the likes of total sex, erector and new britain, as well as critic's favourites birthdeath experience and great white death. its hard to imagine those albums were ignored by eye, and i definitely dont think he "hated" them. but yeah regardless of all that shit i just said im sure he was joking, and just applying his osakan sense of humour and punk attitude by saying "fuck my greatest influences".

    20 Nov 2013 Reply
  • blueuniform

    fucking stereotype

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • GarciaMarquez

    i wonder if william bennett has a dick

    14 Nov 2013 Reply
  • PiecesOfQuiet

    A Cunt Like You and Wriggle Like an Eel are Whitehouse's top 40 hits.

    15 Oct 2013 Reply
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