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The Haunting

by Theatre Of Ice

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Cause And Effect
Theatre Of Ice
The Haunting
A Tortured Product Of The Demented Mindmill
1983 C60

Side A

Militant Hymn
Down Arizona Way
Theatre Of Ice
You Are The Children
Puppet Love
The Burning Man
A Single Bullet
The Ghost Did A Scarey Walk
Monsters From Beyond
A Wagonload Of Corpses


Fade To Red
The Sound
Creature On The Hill
On And On
Brain Damage
Message From Home
From The Ruins Of My Mind
Golden Girl

Theatre Of Ice are masters of of the B-monster movie sound. This is raw primitive rock music whose subject matter deals with the morbid and macabre. Features a savage, echoey guitar sound and vocals straight-from-the-crypt. Recorded in a haunted house in the middle of the Nevada desert, THE HAUNTING is made up of 21 tracks with titles like "The Burning Man", "Monsters From Beyond", "A Wagonload Of Corpses", "Brain Damage" and "From The Ruins Of My Mind".
- January 1985 Cause And Effect Cassette Distribution Catalog

The Haunting cassette is presented here in archival form with the permission of Brent Johnson of Theatre Of Ice.

The Haunting by Theatre Of Ice was listed in the January 1985 Cause And Effect Cassette Distribution Catalog.
It is presented here strictly for archival, educational, historical, and non-commercial purposes. All rights belong to the artist.

These audio files are straight transcriptions from an original copy of the cassette as it was published in 1983. No attempt has been made to enhance or "improve" the sound quality.

Pictured above is a cover of an original copy of The Haunting. The cover has discolored/yellowed due to age and bears the marks of storage and use.

The audio files are transcriptions of the entire side of the cassette, not divided into tracks. This was done for two reasons:
1) to give the listener an opportunity to hear the sides of the tape as continuous listening experiences just as someone might have heard them if they bought the tape from Cause And Effect in 1985
2) to highlight and emphasize the non-commercial nature of this archival presentation

The main purposes here are to preserve artifacts and documents of Cassette Culture Era history, and to honor the artists and labels who produced them.

This is part of a project that I have recently commenced to thoroughly document the cassettes that were distributed and produced by Cause And Effect. I expect this project to take several years to complete.

For more information on The Haunting and Cause And Effect


released December 8, 2013


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