Album of the Day
The Origin of the Feces
Judging from the initial cover art for Type O Negative's THE ORIGIN OF THE FECES, this was a band that loved to push peoples' buttons. Though overdubbed crowd noise, banter from frontman Peter Steele and a song cut short by a bomb threat make it seem like a concert album, the Roadrunner collection was actually recorded at Brooklyn's Systems Two studio on Halloween 1992 (and was subtitled NOT LIVE AT BRIGHTON BEACH for those who missed the joke). P. T. Barnum may have been credited as a co-producer, but there are treats as well as tricks on this set, including striking goth metal takes on “Hey Joe” and “Paranoid” as well as stripped down versions of songs from the group's debut. Released 30 years ago today, THE ORIGIN OF THE FECES has the mix of intense music and dark humor that would result in a commercial breakthrough with Type O Negative's next album.