It is said by many that the stage was where the Lords of the New Church (more HERE) reigned. Now is the time to come to your own conclusion. We here at MRML like the studio albums both in spite of and because of their eighties production. There a squirm-inducing moments all over those albums where you wish there'd been a stronger, smarter producer at the board. That being said, there's something cheerfully subversive about the clash between the band's imagine (not to mention their pedigree and lyrical stance) and their pop aspirations. It's ironic but not in a laugh at it kinda way but in an unsettling sort of way. I miss having a band with such complications messing up the pop/underground dichotomy.
This particular show preserved on the bootleg, Scene of the Crime, was recorded in January of 1985 in Zurich and finds the band vamping out their punked-up goth-pop at full volume.
So the offer is on the table, sacrifice a few words to the COMMENTS section - tell us where The Lords excelled - in the studio on the stage or some monstrous combination of the two - and we're willing to let forth more lost Lords!
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