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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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  • 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 1:16am Reply
  • metaldiscussor

    why is william bennett obsessed with child rape?

    9 Dec 7:30pm Reply
  • sicknessreport

    postmadesign have you never been to a noise show before bro

    15 Sep 12:01am Reply
  • Gringo53

    1 Sep 5:44pm Reply
  • althefknamsrtkn

    zrmkr isn't, like, artsy enough to, like, GET IT, maaaaaaaaaaaaan.

    23 Aug 6:23pm Reply
  • nobody-01

    did they engage in friendly banter with the audience

    23 Aug 3:57am Reply
  • postmadesign

    Saw them live some years ago: 2 guys standing on either side of the podium, each with a table and a little electronic box with some buttons on it, making some terrible noise. silly f*ckers

    22 Aug 6:14pm Reply
  • metaldiscussor

    Can I suggest you….get fucked!

    15 Aug 1:25am Reply
  • drochlen

    Звуки моего онанизма

    3 Aug 8:22pm Reply
  • blueuniform

    and IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN a few seconds' time

    30 Jul 8:20am Reply
  • ketamineface

    zrmkr has no clue.

    29 Jun 10:59pm Reply
  • Karbulot


    22 Jun 4:11pm Reply
  • Alhadis

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

    14 Jun 8:27am Reply
  • PiecesOfQuiet

    You're out of your element zrmkr

    10 Jun 10:09pm Reply
  • zrmkr

    these dudes fucking suck

    9 Jun 3:05am Reply
  • PiecesOfQuiet

    I think the idea behind the pink background cover was a) William Bennett didn't like the old one anymore anymore and b) more of an anti-art approach. The same reason as Great White Death.

    7 Jun 2:23am Reply
  • nobody-01

    someones target practice

    27 May 11:08am Reply
  • urfuturehusband

    and Bird Seed is just sounds like a silly speech hahaha

    19 May 10:33am Reply
  • urfuturehusband

    why was the album art of 'total sex' is just a silly pink background? anyone knows backstory of that cover, i mean the real 'total sex' album art which displayed a fucked up faces?who was that..i really want to know that :))

    19 May 10:30am Reply
  • Zombak39

    Мой фаворит среди повер электроники. Спасибо, что вы есть, ребята. Много я тяжёлых ночей скоротал вместе с вами.

    12 May 6:28pm Reply
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