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Christian Death – Unknown Track (Master of the Art of Destruction?!?)
New York City, NY
When I think of the worst bands of all time, the names Christian Death and Eric Clapton leap immediately to mind. While a college dj at WRVU I got stuck reviewing numerous Christian Death cds . I remember listening to their cds with my head on my desk just begging against all hope that there were curse words early in a majority of the tracks so I could mark “do not play” and skip to the next god-forsaken track.
For whatever reason, some 10 years later Christian Death come to NYC and I felt oddly compelled to see the band that afflicted so much torment – a band that so large in their terribleness that they could single handedly torpedo the credibility of a whole genre. So last week I go to their show and expected to have their status as worst band ever, confirmed. Sadly they weren’t quite as awful as I remember, terrible yes, criminally boring, yes, but not THE worst band ever, so Eric Clapton has sole dibs on that distinction. Congrats Eric. Although, Christian Death, to their credit, did make a strong case for themselves by not avoiding having the continuous looping projection show highly inappropriate WTC bombing footage while the female bassist sang a randy little tune about “feeding her kitty”.
This track seemed to be the best of the lot. Enjoy.