The Young Gods

The Young Gods

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Swiss industrial rock band. Formed in 1985, The Young Gods took their name from one of Swans' early EPs. They are notable for their distinctive sound, in which a sampler is utilized to create the sound of electric guitar and bass guitars, whilst retaining a live drummer and vocalist.
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The Young Gods Discography

Albums

The Young Gods The Young Gods (Album) Organik Belgium 1987 Sell This Version
The Young Gods L'Eau Rouge - Red Water (Album) Play It Again Sam Records Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
The Young Gods The Young Gods Play Kurt Weill (Album) Play It Again Sam Records Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
The Young Gods T.V. Sky (Album) Play It Again Sam Records, Play It Again Sam Records Europe 1992 Sell This Version
The Young Gods Live Sky Tour (Album) Play It Again Sam Records, Play It Again Sam Records Europe 1993 Sell This Version
The Young Gods Only Heaven (Album) Play It Again Sam Records, Play It Again Sam Records, Play It Again Sam Records Canada 1995 Sell This Version
INT-004-4P The Young Gods Untitled(Cass, Promo) Interscope Records INT-004-4P US 1995 Sell This Version
The Young Gods Heaven Deconstruction (Album) Play It Again Sam Records, Play It Again Sam Records, Play It Again Sam Records Europe 1996 Sell This Version
The Young Gods Live Noumatrouff, 1997 (Album) Pas Mal Publishing France 2000 Sell This Version
The Young Gods Second Nature (Album) Intoxygene, Intoxygene Europe 2000 Sell This Version
The Young Gods Music For Artificial Clouds (Album) Intoxygene, Intoxygene, Make Up, Make Up France 2004 Sell This Version
none The Young Gods Truce Diaries(CD, Album + Box, Ltd) Truce none Switzerland 2006 Sell This Version
The Young Gods Super Ready / Fragmenté (Album) [PIAS] Recordings, [PIAS] Recordings Russia 2007 Sell This Version
The Young Gods Knock On Wood - The Acoustic Sessions (Comp, Album) [PIAS] Recordings, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] Belgium 2008 Sell This Version
The Young Gods Everybody Knows (Album) Two Gentlemen Records Europe 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Young Gods Envoyé! Organik Switzerland 1986 Sell This Version
The Young Gods Did You Miss Me? Organik, Product Inc. UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
The Young Gods L'Amourir (Single, Maxi) Play It Again Sam Records Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
The Young Gods Longue Route (Remix) / September Song (Maxi, Single) Play It Again Sam Records Israel 1990 Sell This Version
The Young Gods Skinflowers (Maxi, Single) Play It Again Sam Records Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
The Young Gods Gasoline Man (Single) Play It Again Sam Records, Play It Again Sam Records, Play It Again Sam Records Israel 1992 Sell This Version
The Young Gods Kissing The Sun (The Remixes) (Single, Maxi) Play It Again Sam Records, Play It Again Sam Records Europe 1995 Sell This Version
INT004-4P The Young Gods Untitled(Cass, EP, Promo) Interscope Records, Play It Again Sam Records INT004-4P US 1995 Sell This Version
The Young Gods Lucidogen (Single) Intoxygene France 2000 Sell This Version
INTOX 016 MX The Young Gods Denature.1 Astronomic(12") Intoxygene INTOX 016 MX France 2002 Sell This Version

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elektr0bi

elektr0bi

March 3, 2015
Both previous reviewers are "wrong". Young Gods are one of those bands like e.g. Dead Can Dance - they're not easy to classify. If you listen to their albums one by one - only then you can get the big picture. From industrial to rock to electronic rock to ambient....it's not a problem for those guys. Me personally I've always viewed them as open-minded artists creating stuff for open-minded listeners. It's hard to put them in 1 drawer. That's why both my previous commenters are "wrong" and "right" in the same time, but just partly. Let's not mix personal views and feelings with what actually happened in this glorious and already legendary band's discography. Let's hope all what's best is still ahead of them. They haven't mixed e.g. dubstep with rock yet - can you imagine that ? I can't, but I'm sure TYG could do that ! LONG LIVE THE YOUNG GODS
ErikGopal

ErikGopal

April 9, 2012
The previous reviewer is completely wrong about the so-called evolution of The Young Gods, the changes that happened to this band were not very good musically, but that is largely due to the incredible quality of their debut album. This work was like a comet that hit the Earth when it first came out, there was nothing like it known to mankind, and to top it was nearly impossible. Their second album was nearly there, purely in terms of quality, but the "shock of the new" was no longer there, and once their vocalist started to sing in English, their music became simply more and more mediocre, when finally by the end of the nineties they hit rock bottom, with nothing more to offer. So the evolution was more of a devolution, but their debut still sounds like it came from outer space, even today it sounds ahead of its time, and it is simply one of the most original works in the history of music.
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doors

February 8, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
They started with alternative industrial rock, and then they slowly shifted to a more ambient, melodic sound. The music they released in the 90' is the powerful alternative rock they are known to play on stage, while the last albums are really the achievement of theirs career... evolution I should say. They are the pionneers of alternative-industrial.

In my opinion, the album "TV Sky" is what they were, and "Love 2.7", from the album Second Nature, is what they become.

They are the perfect example of evolution of music.

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