TYPE O NEGATIVE - The Origin Of The Feces
A live album, although there is some debate over how "live" his album actually is. Some claim it was recorded in the studio (or Josh Silver's basement). The liner notes say it was recorded October 31st 1991 at Brighton Beach, Brooklyn.
However it was recorded, Pete Steele and the rest of Type O Negative were having a bad day, and couldn't be happier. Early in their career, the band were largely misunderstood, alienating the undeserved right wing following Steele's previous band Carnivore had picked up. They simply weren't hardcore enough for the skinheads. At the same time, the Gothic crowd who later championed the band were scared off by the double kick drum flourishes and thrash-outs in many of the songs, but at the same time were drawn in by the melancholic, introspective lyrics, the theatrical vocals, and the doom laden keyboards and dirge-like arrangements. An enigma, Type O, and here is the last time they bridge the gap between their super-aggressive early material and the defining moment to come on 'Bloody Kisses.'