It’s 1986. The Cult has just come off a pair of successful Post Punk records in their native Britain, the latter of which, Love, was recorded by Steve Brown. Eager to build on the success of Love’s “She Sells Sanctuary” (which remains The Cult’s signature tune), the band again enlists Brown and records a dozen songs for an album that is to be called Peace.
Yet notoriously fussy frontman Ian Astbury isn’t happy with the results — especially when compared to the work a guy named Rick Rubin is doing with a new Rap trio called The Beastie Boys.
Flash-forward 26 years: The Cult has finally released the shelved record as part of a double-disc called Electric Peace — the first disc features the unreleased Peace; the second disc features a reissue of Electric.
The Cult performs Friday, Dec. 13, at Bogart's. Click here for more info.