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Songs From The Grinding Wall - Controlled Bleeding

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From 1988 to 1990, Controlled Bleeding made another strong stylistic shift and recorded several releases of metal-tinged industrial dance music which were released on Wax Trax! Records. Thanks to the label's large advertising budget and a favorable critical response, this material provided the highest record sales of the band's career thus far, and gave the band a worldwide reputation as an industrial dance act.The first EP in this style, Songs from the Grinding Wall (1989). In addition to a heavier use of MIDI sequencing and sampling, these were the first Controlled Bleeding recordings to prominently feature Chris Moriarty's vocals.

Controlled Bleeding is an experimental music group based in Massapequa, New York. The group was founded by Paul Lemos, the group's only consistent member. Most of Controlled Bleeding's released recordings feature two main collaborators, Chris Moriarty and vocalist Joe Papa, who both died in the late 2000s. Since their first full-length release in 1983, Controlled Bleeding have released over 30 albums spanning several different genres, many of which were released on notable independent labels. Their cross-genre approach combined with the out-of-print status of many of the group's releases is reminiscent of the work of other experimental and cross-genre groups of the 80s and 90s such as Coil and Swans.

Track Listings:
    1 Crack The Body 4:24
    2 Rings Of Fire 3:45
    3 The Groan 3:26
    4 Buried Blessing 5:21
Artist Name(s):
Paul Lemos, Tony Meola, Chvad SB, Mike Bazini, Chris Moriarty, Joe Papa, Gary Pecorino, Craig Berry, Trang, Tim Smith
Bob Spencer, Paul Lemos
Release Year: 1989
Ambient, Experimental, Industrial
Album Type:
Compact Disc, LP 33 1/3
Label / Publishing
Label Name:
WAX Trax! Records
Catalog Number(s):
WAX 044
New York City, New York
Editions / Reissues
  1. WAXUK 044 UK & Europe 1989
  2. ‎(12", EP) Wax Trax! Records WAX 044 US 1989
  3. ‎(12", EP, TP) Wax Trax! Records WAX 044 US 1989
  4. ‎(CD, EP) Wax Trax! Records WAXCD 044 US 1989
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Jack Hertz

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A classic recording, that gave us hope. 

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