RELIGIOUS OVERDOSE - STRUNG OUT ON HEAVENS HIGH 1980-1982 LP Test Pressing
STRUNG OUT ON HEAVENS HIGH 1980 -1982 LP
White Label Test Pressing
compilation of singles recorded for Glass Records.
Religious Overdose formed in 1979 and alongside the likes of PIL, Joy Division and Bauhaus helped forge the sound that became to be known as post-punk. In just 2 years their experimental songs were pushing boundaries. From the hypnotizing drum machine led debut "25 minutes" and the kraut rock influenced "I said go" to the synth infused new wave of "Blow The Back Off" and their final single. The sprawling 7 minute "The Girl With The Disappearing Head" This is a celebration of the much underrated and important Religious Overdose.
Formed in Barby (near Rugby) in 1979, original vocalist left, ALEX NOVAK joined in 1980, produced three singles for GLASS RECORDS. Initially used a rythmn generator then replaced by drummer PETE BROWNJOHN. Played with WHERES LISSE / FALL / EYELESS IN GAZA / TRANCE / MYSTERY GUESTS / BAUHAUS / DANCE CHAPTER / SKI PATROL /ENGLISH SUBTITLES / ATTRITION / THEATRE OF HATE... the last gig was in Northampton 1982, recorded and released as a tape by ADVENTURES IN REALITY label and fanzine from Coventry.
ALEX NOVAK Vox before ISAWS after TEMPEST / ATTRITION now VENUS FLY TRAP
RICHARD FORMBY Guitar after JAZZ BUTCHER / IN EMBRACE / SPECTRUM
DAVE HYNES Keyboards
ADY TILLEY Bass before WHERES LISSE
PETE BROWNJOHN Drums before ISAWS
ALARIC NEVILLE Guitar
FILIPE FIGUERA Bass
I Said Go
Alien To You
Blow The Back Off It
In This Century
Girl With The Disappearing Head