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The Method to Our Madness

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All Music Guide - Bill Cassel
Although it was the Lords' third release, The Method to Our Madness sounds more like a debut. The band is bursting with energy and the production, by Chris Tsangerides, is much rawer than that on The Lords of the New Church or Is Nothing Sacred? The opening salvo is "Method to My Madness," a four-on-the-floor rocker with a vocal contribution by I.R.S. Records impresario Miles Copeland, who admonishes Stiv Bator, "Now don't go tellin' secrets/This record's gotta sell!" After that, the aggression level stays pretty high, dipping only for a couple of ballads, "I Never Believed" and "When Blood Runs Cold" the latter of which uses a string section; Stiv Bator and strings -- who ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bill Cassel
Although it was the Lords' third release, The Method to Our Madness sounds more like a debut. The band is bursting with energy and the production, by Chris Tsangerides, is much rawer than that on The Lords of the New Church or Is Nothing Sacred? The opening salvo is "Method to My Madness," a four-on-the-floor rocker with a vocal contribution by I.R.S. Records impresario Miles Copeland, who admonishes Stiv Bator, "Now don't go tellin' secrets/This record's gotta sell!" After that, the aggression level stays pretty high, dipping only for a couple of ballads, "I Never Believed" and "When Blood Runs Cold" the latter of which uses a string section; Stiv Bator and strings -- who whould have thought it? The Method to Our Madness contains some of the Lords' best non-hits: the sinister, sexy, bass-driven "Murder Style" and "The Seducer," the tale of a figure who might be a messiah, might be an antichrist, probably not too far off from how Bator saw himself. The closer, "My Kingdom Come," sounds like an ending, and it was; the Lords would never again record at full power before their split in 1988.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/8/2003
  • Label: Track (Navarre)
  • UPC: 823566009023
  • Catalog Number: 1026

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Method to My Madness (3:15)
  2. 2 In Ever Believed (3:38)
  3. 3 Pretty Baby Scream (5:00)
  4. 4 When Blood Runs Cold (3:47)
  5. 5 Fresh Flesh (3:33)
  6. 6 Murder Style (4:12)
  7. 7 The Seducer (4:31)
  8. 8 Kiss of Death (3:37)
  9. 9 Do What Thou Wilt (4:11)
  10. 10 My Kingdom Come (4:08)
  11. 11 Dreams and Desires (4:15)
  12. 12 A Gun Called Justice (3:29)
  13. 13 Good to Be Bad (4:45)
  14. 14 Mind Wrap (3:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Lords of the New Church Primary Artist
Jacques Loussier Piano
Mike Hugg Keyboards
Vicki Brown Vocals
Helen Chappelle Vocals
Matt Irving Keyboards
Brian James Guitar
Dave Tregunna Bass Guitar, Vocals
Chris Tsangarides Keyboards
Nick Turner Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Tricia Ronane Vocals
Technical Credits
Brian James Composer
Dave Tregunna Composer
Chris Tsangarides Producer
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