Thursday, August 5, 2010

Archival Thursdays: Murder City Devils - Thelema (2001)

One of the very few punk records that I own is 'Thelema' by the Murder City Devils, which I happen to be very proud of. Released a few years after 'Empty Bottles Broken Hearts', it shows the bands progression as it seems to outdo all of their previous releases as far as production goes. 'Thelema' is a solid listen all throughout. Tracks like "Midnight service at the Mutter Museum" about the famous skull museum in Philly, are seriously enlightening. Also, another one of my favorites from this release is "Bride of the elephant man" which always ends too soon.

The version shown here is the gray marble vinyl version. After searching every record bin from Miami to New York to no avail, I decided to buy this release on eBay last winter.