Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Cult: Ceremony (1991)

(As published in Rock & Roll Disc ... )

The Cult
Sire/Reprise 26673-2
Total disc time: 63:18 (AAD)

Merit: **
Sound: ***

With lyrics like "The hip young dude stood passionately succumbing to the he-dog sound," this Native American heavy-metal concept album comes on like a joke with no punch line. And no punch either--not with hired hands like Charles Drayton and Mickey Curry playing it so safe. Meanwhile, Ian Astbury has quit aping Steven Tyler. Now he apes Tarzan. Welcome to the jungle.

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