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AVENGERS- s/t 12″EP (White Noise Records, USA, 1979)

IMG_0498IMG_0500Released shortly after the breakup of AVENGERS, this 12″ features one über-great, 2 regularly great and one shit track. “American in me” and “White Nigger” are great, “U Oh!!” is horrible and “Corpus Christ” is one of my fave AVENGERS songs. Of course, it is produced by Geza X, whereas the other 3 are kaputt-mixed by Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), or as it says on the back cover, “Mr. Steve Jones”. [<– check comments for clarification on this!]

This has never been re-released in its original mix (to my knowledge). The remixed versions on the LP are even worse than these. And here are the lyrics for “Corpus Christi”, so you can sing along (love that “Corpse from the Cross”-bit):

«In The beginning there was a void except for the written word
I was born in such foolish times my guilt is guaranteed
Now I don’t want to burn in hell, John told me that I would
Unless I went down to the water my sins purged in his holy blood

See how they run
Sheep to the fold
See how they fall
Corpse from the Cross

Now I’ve got my bleeding heart and I wear my crown of thorns
and argue with the old men about the tapestry was torn
I ‘ve got to sacrafice my ego it’s such a small price to pay
I’m waiting for the resurrection. Gonna find out what christ would say

See how they run
Sheep to the fold
See how they fall
Corpse from the Cross

See how they run
Sheep to the fold
See how they fall
Corpse from the Cross

Read another bible story I’ve got to find the truth
Sending loads of telegrams to God prove my faith is absolute
Going down down on my knees and pray maybe I’ll buy a talisman
Somethings got to save me
On the Judgement Day

See how they run
Sheep to the fold
See how they fall
Corpse from the Cross

See how they run
Sheep to the fold
See how they fall
Corpse from the Cross»

The American in me.mp3
Uh Oh!!.mp3
Corpus Christi.mp3
White Nigger.mp3

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