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Theatre Of Shock Therapy (1985-2008)
  • Artist: Shock Therapy
  • Label: Believe
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • UPC: 3614972473679
  • Item #: 1793761X
  • Genre: Rock
  • Release Date: 4/14/2017
  • Rank: 269444
Price: $17.50
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Theatre Of Shock Therapy (1985-2008) on CD

2017 release. The brainchild of a disturbed 19 year-old, Shock Therapy was created in 1984 by lead singer/guitarist/synthesist Gregory John McCormick - AKA Itchy - together with guitarist E. Keith Jackson. After spending an influential period of his teenage years in the care of psychiatric institutions, Itchy channeled pent-up aggressions creatively in his early adult life to what became the most original, raw underground music group in existence. Critics and fans alike cannot argue- no band does what Shock Therapy does, has done in the studio, or on stage. But let's go back to the year 1979, the year, when Itchy founded a band called Shock Therapy and started to mix up hardcore-guitars with synthetic sounds, to create very ludicrous songs. For a while, the band worked with changing line-up in the American underground, but in 1985 they had their breakthrough with the debut-album Hate Is A 4-Letter Word. Just after two weeks the first pressing was completely sold out and even in Europe, where bands like Front 242 started to make EBM known to the public, the band had many fans. Shock Therapy, the name stands for wonderful melodies and provocative lyrics. Shock Therapy doesn't frighten to desecrate their own songs by distuned guitar-riffs. Behind Itchy's work, there's more than just the wish to create. With literature readings, book-releases, graphics and painting, he gives us a complete view of his inner world: twisted, but not more than the normality of our sick society.