Whitehouse ‎– Cruise


Versions (2)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SLCD024 Whitehouse Cruise(CD, Album) Susan Lawly SLCD024 UK 2001 Sell This Version
VFSL14 Whitehouse Cruise(2xLP, Album, Ltd) Very Friendly VFSL14 UK 2007 Sell This Version



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August 11, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Cruise, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, VFSL14

At once terrifying and irresistibly sick. Nasty, attitude-filled, rapid-fire lyrics over painful electronics, to Peter Sotos' sound collages of retarded people recounting rape trauma, adults telling stories of childhood abuse, and children being interviewed about being molested, and of course full on body-battering white noise. Listening to this album reminds me of being a teenager in the late 90's, "surfing the net" for porn or hanging out in chatrooms, of that horrible, scared, fascinated, sinking feeling I'd get when accidentaly stumbling across bestiality or scat porn, learning about anal sex and rimming, cunnilingus and BDSM through porn chat rooms, or the time a 'friend' I met in a teen chatroom sent me kiddie-porn of young Russian teens my age having sex in a dirty bedroom. Fittingly, the lyrics to "Dance The Desperate Breath" are nearly word for word a story called "Emaciated" off an 'anorexic porn site' called "The Anorexic Rec Room" that existed in the late 90's and early 2000's. I'd not be surprised if there's serial killers or child pornographers that would be put off by the darkness of this album. Not for the timid, but unsettlingly rewarding if you can handle it.