Additional information about this, The Cult vinyl art.
The Cult – The Artist/s
The Cult are a British rock band formed in 1983. Before settling on their current name in January 1984, the band performed under the name Death Cult, which was an evolution of the name of lead singer Ian Astbury’s previous band Southern Death Cult. They gained a dedicated following in the United Kingdom in the mid-1980s as a post-punk/gothic rock band, with singles such as “She Sells Sanctuary”, before breaking into the mainstream in the United States in the late 1980s establishing themselves as a hard rock band with singles such as “Love Removal Machine” and “Fire Woman”. Since the initial formation of Southern Death Cult in Bradford in 1981, the band have had various line-ups; the longest-serving members are Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy, who are the band’s two songwriters. The Cult relocated to Los Angeles, California, before breaking up in 1995, due to internal conflicts. The band reunited in 1999 and released a few albums before going on hiatus in 2002. They returned in 2006 to perform a series of worldwide tours, and have since released three more studio albums.
Lil’ Devil – The Song
‘Lil’ Devil’ is a song by British Rock Band The Cult, written by Ian Astbury and Billy Duffey from the band. It came from their third album, Electric, released in 1987. The album marked a deliberate stylistic change in the band’s sound from gothic rock to more traditional hard rock. Rick Rubin, the producer on Electric, had been specifically hired to remake the band’s sound in an effort to capitalise on the popularity of hard rock and heavy metal in the 1980s. The album was featured in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
The Gretsch G7593T-BD Guitar – The Shape
This record has been modelled into the silhouette of Gretsch guitar as played by Billy Duffy of The Cult. Gretsch is an American company that manufactures musical instruments. The company was founded in 1883 in Brooklyn, New York by Friedrich Gretsch, a 27-year-old German immigrant, shortly after his arrival to the United States. Friedrich Gretsch manufactured banjos, tambourines, and drums until his death in 1895. In 1916, his son, Fred Gretsch Sr. moved operations to a larger facility where Gretsch went on to become a prominent manufacturer of American musical instruments.Most modern-era Gretsch guitars are manufactured in the Far East, though American-made “Custom Shop” models are available. In 2002, Gretsch entered a business agreement with Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC). Under the terms of that agreement Fred W. Gretsch would retain ownership while FMIC would handle most of the development, distribution and sales.Through the years, Gretsch has manufactured a wide range of instruments, though they currently focus on electric, acoustic and resonator guitars, basses, ukuleles and drums.
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