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Holy Barbarians

145 Cream by Holy Barbarians


Reprise Records
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Matt Hyde
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The Cult's Ian Astbury nods to '60s psychedelia combined with modern keyboard-centric twists.

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Jason has a pick for our latest episode, and it's an oddball among oddballs. Ian Astbury and The Cult towed the line between goth, hard rock and alternative, and after their break-up, he continued down the road less taken and formed Holy Barbarians. Their lone album, 1996's Cream, stands out with it's nods to '60s psychedelia combined with modern keyboard-centric twists. Our review of the self-titled 1994 Cult album ended with gushing praise, so how does the unofficial follow-up fare? Tune in to find out.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Space Junkie
  • 2:48 - History of the Band
  • 9:55 - You Are There
  • 12:32 - Dolly Bird
  • 20:27 - Brother Fights
  • Outro - Bodhisattva

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