12 Jun Episode 7 – Wishful Dreaming: A Study of My Dying Bride’s Urban Detour
Wishful Dreaming: A Study of My Dying Bride’s Urban Detour
Join Radical Research hosts Jeff Wagner and Hunter Ginn in a spirited discussion on the fifth album from English death/doom maestros My Dying Bride. 34.788%…Complete was met with quizzical confusion upon its release in 1998, but we feel it was always one of the band’s finest hours. We’re here to proffer evidence of its worth. As usual, we sweat the small stuff.
Note I: Jeff forgot about 2004’s Songs of Darkness, Words of Light in the final minutes of our discussion. Unless that’s your favorite MDB album (and how could it be?), he begs forgiveness of that minor lapse.
Music cited, in order of appearance:
“The Whore, the Cook and the Mother” (34.788%…Complete, 1998)
“The Stance of Evander Sinque” (34.788%…Complete, 1998)
“Der Uberlebende” (34.788%…Complete, 1998)
“Heroin Chic” (34.788%…Complete, 1998)
“Apocalypse Woman” (34.788%…Complete, 1998)
“Base Level Erotica” (34.788%…Complete, 1998)
“Under Your Wings and Into Your Arms” (34.788%…Complete, 1998)
“Follower” (34.788%…Complete sessions, 1998)
“God is Alone” (Symphonaire Infernus et Spera Empyrium, 1991)
Episode 8 preview: Beyond Dawn, “Bygone” (Up Through the Linear Shades 7”, 1993)
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