Christian Death- Only Theater of Pain (1982)

Christian Death is a deathrock/ goth rock band from L.A. playing an original version of post punk/ deathrock (no relation to death metal. Just post punk with a spooky background).
The fact that I haven’t heard much of Christian Death and a growing interest in post punk are the motivating factors for this post. I was first exposed to post punk by my friend Ria years ago when her and CCRR lived together along with Yakke at the Pennsylvania street house. All of us would meet up there and go downtown to shamelessly abuse free drink night, the restrooms and the whole establishment in general.
One free drink night the Professor took offense at the bathroom stall door, and kicked it half-off the hinges. Yakke and I discover this and finished the job, launching the door into the wall. I might have also been in the habit of kicking holes in the bathroom wall and urinating in them, while CCRR took the unconventional approach of wearing shorts and going while sitting at the bar so as not to lose his seat…
Needless to say we ended up wearing disguises in order to even get in and even now, almost a decade later I don’t think any of us are really “welcome” there, but I do have fond memories of post punk, and this stuff is classic.

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