>> The Godhead Merch Shed <<

I have slowly starting amassing a collection of Godhead memoribilia — shirts, CDs, singles, magazine clippings. I haven't really listened to their last three albums, or much of Jason's solo stuff either. Their sound mellowed out a bit, especially after Evolver, and I couldn't really get into their newer stuff so much. I just really like their earlier industrial goth club sound and the trashy leather looks they gave us early in their career.

Godhead releases still to obtain (excluding vinyl because I have nowhere to store that shit):

Albums

Singles

I'm also missing a few album samplers and their acoustic album Unplugged (2007). I may expand this to feature movie soundtrack appearances too.

Albums

America Now (1994)

This was released in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria and is apparently 'rare'. I bagged it for £4.50 a while ago — it comes in one of those 3D cases and the flag waves when you move the CD. Unfortunately my case came with a large crack in it :(

There are two discs: 'East Coast' featuring songs by Godhead and Sorry About Your Daughter, and 'West Coast' featuring songs from Blackboard Jungle and Spun. Godhead have 5 tracks on this one:

  1. The Answer
  2. Feel
  3. Hand Me Something
  4. I Lie to Live
  5. Unclean (my favourite track off this release!)

Godhead (1995)

Another German/Swiss/Austrian release. Bagged this for cheap too. Jason still had hair at this point. This one also has The Answer, but all the other tracks are new. My favourite off this one has got to be Lift.

Nothingness (1996)

GOD DAMN! This one was hard to find for cheap. For months, possibly years, I only ever saw this go for £50+. I even saw it go for £91 once. I did a quick search while writing this, and the disc isn't on eBay. American Amazon has it for $23 at its cheapest. I bagged it for £12 when a seller lobbed it onto the UK Amazon, clearly unaware of the fact that everyone charges out the arse for it. Which works very well for me, of course.

Lift is on this one too. As I picked Lift on the previous release, my favourite would be EneME.

Power Tool Stigmata (1998)

A gorgeous album, this one. Not hard to find. So many good tracks, and even the ones I rarely listen to have got that specific atmosphere and feel that's unexplainable. I love this album. Favourite tracks are Gimp, Bleed, and Lies. The most famous tracks on this one are probably Penetrate (Queen of the Damned, anyone?) and Eleanor Rigby. I much prefer this version of Eleanor Rigby compared to the version on their following release.

2000 Years of Human Error (2001)

This is their most famous release. Marilyn Manson released this one on his vanity record label. I think he gave that label thing up afterwards. Bagged this for like, 2 quid.

What bothers me a bit is that this album catapulted them into popularity, however they quickly got branded as a discount Marilyn Manson, which is fucking ridiculous.

Favourite track off this one is The Reckoning. THAT's the one you belt out on a karaoke machine. Lots of gems on this album, though.

Evolver (2003)

This is the last album of theirs that I've actually listened to. This one's alright! Highlights are The Hate In Me, Anybody Else, and Dream. The absolute best track on this album though is The Giveaway, which features Wayne Static on the chorus. God that song goes hard. Listen to it.

Non-Stop Ride (2004)

This isn't really a Godhead release - just a compilation album of remixes by various artists of various artists and released under Godhead's name. Lots of really fun songs on this one, and I love the album artwork too. I don't ever see anything about this release which is a real shame. A well-rounded goth club soundtrack from beginning to end.

Favourite tracks would be:

  • Slick Idiot — It Won't Do
  • Pig — Rope
  • Zeromancer — Doctor Online

... but really, the whole album's great.

Singles

Eleanor Rigby (2001)

This is a promotional single for Eleanor Rigby from 2000 Years of Human Error. It came in a cardboard sleeve which somebody tried (and failed) to remove a sticker from.

Not much else to say about this one. The CD only has the one track on it.

Clothing

I have one shirt at the moment - dated 2001, so this is a 2000 Years era one. Snapped up from eBay a few years ago. Only problem is it's a size medium, and now that I'm out of my 'must wear clothes that look like potato sacks' phase (or, as I like to call it, my 'nu metal phase'), it doesn't fit so good. Well, it fits okay, but the back print is very wide and the ends of the text get cut off as the shirt folds. Doesn't look so good.

Might try hunting this one down in a small, then cutting this one up and using the graphics as patches somewhere.

Magazine features

To be added.

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