Bloody Kisses

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Bloody Kisses
Studio album by Type O Negative
ReleasedAugust 17, 1993
RecordedSystems Two, Brooklyn
GenreGothic metal, doom metal
LengthOriginal: 73:07
Digipak: 67:25
LabelRoadrunner
ProducerPeter Steele, Josh Silver
Type O Negative chronology
The Origin of the Feces
(1992)
Bloody Kisses
(1993)
October Rust
(1996)
Singles from Bloody Kisses
  1. "Black No.1 (Little Miss Scare-All)"
    Released: 1993
  2. "Christian Woman"
    Released: 1993
  3. "Summer Breeze"
    Released: 1994
 
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Bloody Kisses
Studio album by Type O Negative
ReleasedAugust 17, 1993
RecordedSystems Two, Brooklyn
GenreGothic metal, doom metal
LengthOriginal: 73:07
Digipak: 67:25
LabelRoadrunner
ProducerPeter Steele, Josh Silver
Type O Negative chronology
The Origin of the Feces
(1992)
Bloody Kisses
(1993)
October Rust
(1996)
Singles from Bloody Kisses
  1. "Black No.1 (Little Miss Scare-All)"
    Released: 1993
  2. "Christian Woman"
    Released: 1993
  3. "Summer Breeze"
    Released: 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[2]
Metal Hammer9.0/10 stars

Bloody Kisses is the third album by Brooklyn band Type O Negative. 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 metal, featuring sample-heavy soundscapes in between songs, and dry, satirical humor. This album includes a cover of the Seals and Crofts song "Summer Breeze".

Bloody Kisses was the first album on Roadrunner Records to achieve gold and platinum certification.

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 was 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 digipak release of this album since they differ stylistically from the rest of the tracks.

Contents

Track listing

All lyrics and music are by Peter Steele unless otherwise noted.

Original release

  1. "Machine Screw" – 0:39
  2. "Christian Woman" – 8:57
  3. "Black No.1 (Little Miss Scare-All)" – 11:14
  4. "Fay Wray Come Out and Play" – 1:02
  5. "Kill All the White People" – 3:23
  6. "Summer Breeze" (Jim Seals, Dash Crofts) – 4:49
  7. "Set Me on Fire" – 3:29
  8. "Dark Side of the Womb" – 0:27
  9. "We Hate Everyone" – 6:50
  10. "Bloody Kisses (A Death in the Family)" – 10:55
  11. "3.0.I.F." – 2:05
  12. "Too Late: Frozen" – 7:50
  13. "Blood & Fire" – 5:32
  14. "Can't Lose You" – 6:05

Digipak re-release

A digipak version was later released that removed two tracks, the intro and the interludes (at the band's request) and added one new song.

  1. "Christian Woman" – 8:54
  2. "Bloody Kisses (A Death in the Family)" – 10:56
  3. "Too Late: Frozen" – 7:51
  4. "Blood & Fire" – 5:33
  5. "Can't Lose You" – 6:06
  6. "Summer Breeze" (Seals, Crofts) – 4:49
  7. "Set Me on Fire" – 3:30
  8. "Suspended in Dusk" – 8:37
  9. "Black No.1 (Little Miss Scare-All)" – 11:16

This version contains an amended booklet that reflects the reorder of the tracks. The lyric sheet prints parody lyrics for "Summer Breeze" such as "Kenny Hickey lying on the sidewalk, Devil music from the house next door." The recorded song is unchanged.

This version of the song, originally titled "Summer Girl", was recorded but remains unreleased, though has circulated on the internet and appears on a promotional release for Bloody Kisses simply titled "?". This is reportedly due to Seals and Crofts finding the lyric change distasteful.

"Top Shelf" Edition (2009 Re-release)

Roadrunner Records re-released Bloody Kisses on May 5, 2009, with a bonus CD of rarities and B-sides.

Disc One

  1. "Machine Screw" – 0:39
  2. "Christian Woman" – 8:57
  3. "Black No.1 (Little Miss Scare-All)" – 11:14
  4. "Fay Wray Come Out and Play" – 1:02
  5. "Kill All the White People" – 3:23
  6. "Summer Breeze" (Jim Seals, Dash Crofts) – 4:49
  7. "Set Me on Fire" – 3:29
  8. "Dark Side of the Womb" – 0:27
  9. "We Hate Everyone" – 6:50
  10. "Bloody Kisses (A Death in the Family)" – 10:55
  11. "3.0.I.F." – 2:05
  12. "Too Late: Frozen" – 7:50
  13. "Blood & Fire" – 5:32
  14. "Can't Lose You" – 6:05

Disc Two

  1. "Suspended in Dusk" – 1:36
  2. "Black Sabbath" (Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward) – 1:51
  3. "Black Sabbath (From the Satanic Perspective)" (Osbourne, Iommi, Butler, Ward) – 1:48
  4. "Christian Woman" – 1:28
    • Edit
  5. "Christian Woman" – 1:28
  6. "Black No.1 (Little Miss Scare-All)" – 1:39
    • Edit
  7. "Blood & Fire" – 1:37
    • Out of the Ashes mix
  8. "Summer Breeze" (Seals, Crofts) – 1:57

Credits

Charts

Album

YearChartPosition
1993The Billboard 200166

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