Type O Negative is a band from Brooklyn, New York City. They are notable as one of the earliest successes in the goth/doom metal style. In addition, however, the band has always balanced a variety of non-goth influences, such as The Beatles (sometimes referring to themselves in jest as "The Drab Four"). Despite a dramatic lyrical emphasis on themes of sex, romance, depression, and death, Type O is also known for an irreverent and self-deprecating sense of humor. Their popularity grew in 1993 with the album Bloody Kisses, which featured the provocative hits "Christian Woman" and "Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)". Their most recent album is 2007's Dead Again.
Bloody Kisses is the third album by Brooklyn band Type O Negative. It marked significant stylistic growth for the band in terms of songwriting and production values, and it is also the last recording to feature Sal Abruscato on drums. The album further established Type O Negative motifs, such as including cover songs restylized into gloomy gothic doom, featuring sample-heavy soundscapes in between songs, and dry, satirical humor. This album includes a cover of Seals and Crofts' "Summer Breeze".
The most successful single from Bloody Kisses was the song "Black No.1 (Little Miss Scare-All)", which poked fun at (and paid tribute to) gothic subculture stereotypes. A radio edit of the song achieved modest airplay and the song has become a staple of Type O Negative's live show. The video even appeared on Beavis and Butt-Head, where it received a positive reaction from the duo.
The tracks "Kill All The White People" and "We Hate Everyone" were written as a response to the controversy over the bands' alleged racist sentiments that were born after a tour in Europe and due to Peter Steele's previous band Carnivore's explicit lyrics. They feature lyrics mocking the whole issue. These songs were later omitted from the Digipack release of this album since they stylistically differ from the rest of the tracks.
"Machine Screw" (Intro) – 0:40
"Christian Woman" – 8:55
"Black No.1 (Little Miss Scare-All)" – 11:11
"Fay Wray Come Out and Play" (Interlude) – 1:04
"Kill All the White People" – 3:23
"Summer Breeze" (originally by Seals and Crofts) – 4:47
"Set Me on Fire" – 3:29
"Dark Side of the Womb" (Interlude) – 0:26
"We Hate Everyone" – 6:50
"Bloody Kisses (A Death in the Family)" – 10:52
"3.O.I.F." (Interlude) – 2:06
"Too Late: Frozen" – 7:49
"Blood & Fire" – 5:30
"Can't Lose You" – 6:05
I hope you enjoy this release! I found it pretty hard to find, so I'd be happy you like it!