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"There space two kinds of bands: Bands that happen by accident and also bands the lie and tell friend it wasn"t an accident." That"s what kind O an adverse keyboardist and producer Josh silver- told me when I interviewed him for the liner notes of the 2009 remaster of the band"s 1991 debut, Slow, Deep and Hard. Noisy and also angry, the album is a much cry indigenous the hooky choruses and doom-out goth of their 1993 breakout, Bloody Kisses. But it developed the tongue-in-cheek attitude they maintained through their whole career.

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Lyrically, Slow, Deep and Hard has an ext in common with the politically incorrect sarcasm of frontman Peter Steele"s ahead band, NYC hardcore bruisers Carnivore, than it does v subsequent type O releases. Songs prefer "Unsuccessfully Coping through the herbal Beauty that Infidelity," "Prelude to Agony" and also especially "Der Untermensch" resulted in rampant and also unfounded accusations that misogyny, bigotry and straight-up Nazism — greatly from civilization who couldn"t (or refuse to) grasp sarcasm. "We never ever planned top top creating conflict to obtain anything," silver- said. "It simply kinda happened — and it wasn"t fun. Us were grilled through the press. People who proved up to perform interviews were really hostile."


But through the right collection of ears, one open-minded listener will acknowledge the song on Slow, Deep and Hard for what castle are: hilarious. "I think Peter to be at the height of his lyrical powers," silver- said. "It"s something you couldn"t perform twice because you didn"t also know you were doing it while you were doing it. And that"s other that"s irreplaceable."

With the in mind, right here are ten things you probably didn"t know around Slow, Deep and also Hard.


1. Mockery Silver"s parents funded the record of Slow, Deep and also Hard.Recorded at systems Two in Brooklyn — the very same studio type O would document all their future albums in (albeit in a various location) — Slow, Deep and Hard expense $6,000 to make. Somehow, Silver convinced his parents to loan him the cash. "I"m not even sure i paid castle back," that revealed in the 2009 liner notes. "They probably thought castle were gaining off cheap, though. It"s like, "We believed we"d have to pay because that college, however you"re as well stupid to have actually done that.""


2. The album was originally released under a various band name. When the band recorded the songs, castle weren"t yet utilizing the name type O Negative. They to be calling us Repulsion — till they discovered out around the one-and-done grindcore progenitors native Flint, Michigan, who had actually released Horrified in 1989. By then, Steele and company had currently released their material — minus the track "Glass wall surfaces of Limbo" — together a cassette demo entitled None more Negative before signing through Roadrunner and changing their name.


3. The photo supplied for Slow, Deep and Hard"s cover was stolen native a porno mag.The image on the cover of Slow, Deep and also Hard is a close-up of sexual penetration nicked indigenous a porno mag. The tape resized and also photocopied the graphic shoot to get the proper grain. "It"s not an initial photograph," silver- conceded. "I great it to be mine, due to the fact that the guy has a pretty huge cock. However I"m kind of awkward of taking it now — it"s type of choose downloading. Yet we didn"t know far better at the time. And it more than likely would"ve been simple to get the civil liberties to usage it, actually." form O learned your lesson, apparently. Because that the covering of 1992"s The beginning of the Feces, they supplied an original photograph that Steele"s hairy anus.


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4. The graphic text of "Unsuccessfully Coping with the natural Beauty that Infidelity" turned top — and caused problems.Opening her debut album v a nearly 13-minute track more than likely isn"t the finest idea, but type O always liked poor ideas. The tune itself is a hilariously graphic kiss-off to an ex-girlfriend that Steele recorded with one more dude at the now-defunct Brooklyn steel club, L"Amour. The lyrics, though? "You had penis on your mind and cum on your breath/Inserted the diaphragm prior to you left/Practicing freelance gynecology/Where there"s a womb there"s a way/With girlfriend it"s free/Slut! Whore! Cunt!"


Steele climate lifted the chord progression from simple Minds" 1985 Breakfast Club classic, "Don"t you (Forget about Me)" before launching right into the immortal chorus: "I know you"re fucking who else." Feminist groups were no amused. Kind O guitarist Kenny Hickey attempted to explain the band"s will in the 2009 liner notes: "We were talking around being angry at a woman for cheating ~ above you. We weren"t calling all ladies sluts."


5. "Der Untermensch" elicited upset — and also inspired accusations that the band "were Nazis."The location of the album"s second track essentially means "subhuman." Literally translated from German, it means "under man," a one-size-fits-all slur provided by the Nazis to define pretty lot anyone that wasn"t a goose-stepping Aryan. But, the course, very couple of people grasped that kind O to be dealing in satire: Silver, for one, is Jewish. "That tune started a ton that trouble," that recalled. "They just designed a bunch of shit and said we were Nazis. Meanwhile, there to be bands playing ideal down the block that room sieg-heiling the audience, and nobody"s bothering through them. But it was a good and poor thing. As a Jew, ns obviously never wanna be labeled as a Nazi. Yet at the very same time, go ahead and also make united state famous. That"s fine."


6. Type O"s European tourism for Slow, Deep and also Hard was a disaster.Due to the debate surrounding "Der Untermensch," kind O"s first European tourism did not go well. "The Germans to be canceling reflects up and down the line," Hickey recalled. "They to be breaking home windows on the bus, there were risks of riots and we couldn"t to walk the streets." Holland banned type O outright. "Not because that our views, but because they feared because that public safety," silver- explained. "It acquired real of out of hand. I think we did around three shows and also the rest gained canceled. Peter was so pissed off he flew home. The rest of us stayed, because that"s simply the type of assholes us are."

"You can"t perform sarcasm in Europe," the added. "They"re translating text literally. Lock don"t acquire the twist, the spoof."


7. The band got flak — and one "freaky" fatality threat — because of "Prelude come Agony."The album"s 4th track is a heaving 12-minute power dirge the kicks off through a riff straight out that Sabbath"s "Hole in the Sky" and also ends through the sound of a jackhammer and a mrs screaming. The band jokingly described this sequence together "Jackhammerape," but not anyone was laughing. "I remember we gained a letter about that one," silver recalled. "You know how murderers type those letters making use of all various typefaces? it was among those, and also it stated something like, "Rape is no funny or fashionable. Crap you. Die." i gotta say, the was really freaky."


"The song is around betrayal," silver- explained. "A the majority of Slow, Deep and also Hard is about betrayal — feeling betrayed by relationships and being fucked over by women. I mean, that"s what many young guys are pertained to with, and also so to be we. It appeared to it is in a running design template through many of the album, and that to be the imagine revenge portion. Yet we"re not promoting rape. We"re fostering anger. If friend don"t prefer it, don"t listen to us."


8. Slow, Deep and Hard"s one minute of silence is not actually silence.To the untrained ear, the one-minute interlude "The Misinterpretation of Silence and also Its damaging Consequences" sounds like one minute of complete silence. But in true type O fashion, it"s not. "It"s tape hiss," silver- revealed. "If you rotate it up really loud, you"ll hear it. We actually just ran a empty tape. Us were hoping people would think it to be fucked up and turn your stereos up yes, really loud. Climate the next song would certainly kick in …"


9. "Glass walls of Limbo (Dance Mix)" is method more (and less) complicated than the sounds.

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The album"s ironically titled fifth track basically sounds choose six minutes and 44 secs of chanting and noise. However it wasn"t just thrown together. "The track probably had actually 36 tracks of vocals alone," silver- explained. "There were three parts, and they all had actually 12 tracks apiece. There to be no pro Tools back then, no key correction. Peter had to execute "em til he obtained it right." as for the noise? "That was just us whacking chains against the studio floor."


10. The Munsters layout song influenced the main riff in "Gravitational Constant."In a November 2019 interview v Loudwire, Hickey revealed the the main riff native album closer "Gravitational Constant: G = 6.67 x 10-8 cm – 3 Gm – 1 Sec-2" was influenced by the theme tune from the beloved 1960s sitcom The Munsters. the course, type O would revisit The Munsters on their 1993 breakout album Bloody Kisses, once Steele namechecked Lily Munster in the lyrics to "Black No. 1."