45 Grave Sleep in Safety
Monday, August 21, 2017 at 11:44AM
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  • 45 Grave Was Arguably the First and Inarguably One of the Best American Goth/Deathrock Bands

  • Fronted by Dinah Cancer, the Group Also Included Paul B. Cutler (The Consumers), Don Bolles (The Germs), Rob Graves (The Bags), and Paul Roessler (The Screamers)

  • 1983’s Sleep in Safety Was the Lone 45 Grave Studio Album and the Only One Featuring All of the Band’s Original Members

  • The Graphic True-Crime Track “Partytime” Is the Album’s Most Famous Song, a 1985 Single Version of Which Appeared on The Return of the Living Dead Soundtrack

  • The Record Also Included Such Standout Tunes as “Evil” and “45 Grave”

  • Both CD and LP Have Been Out of Print for an Eternity and Command Horrifying Sums

  • Real Gone Music’s “Exhumation” of the LP Includes the Original Gatefold Art with Lyrics

  • Also Includes a Custom Inner Sleeve Drawn from the Very Rare “A Tale of Strange Phenomena” Press Release

  • Limited Edition of 1000 in “Ghastly Green” Vinyl

  • The Expanded Edition CD Includes a Non-LP Track, 45 Grave’s Cover of Don Hinson & the Rigamorticians’ “Riboflavin”

  • Also Includes the “Partytime” Single

    Featuring the B-Side Cover of Alice Cooper’s

    “School’s Out”

  • Liner Notes by Chris Morris Feature a Candid Interview with 45 Grave’s Paul B. Cutler

  • CD Booklet Includes Lyrics and Photos Plus Graphics Drawn from the “A Tale of Strange Phenomena” Press Release

  • A Morbidly Fascinating Release Just in Time for Halloween 

    45 Grave: Sleep in Safety (EXPANDED EDITION). CD ORDER NOW

    45 Grave: Sleep in Safety (Limited Ghastly Green Vinyl Edition). LP AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 24, 2017 PRE-ORDER NOW


    Formed from putrefying remnants of The Germs, The Consumers, The Bags, The Gun Club, and The Screamers among other L.A. punk outfits, 45 Grave were arguably the first American Goth/deathrock band and inarguably one of the best. Fronted by the Exene-meets- Vampirella vocal and visual stylings of Dinah Cancer (still one of the greatest stage names in a punk rock genre full of ‘em), 45 Grave also featured Paul B. Cutler on guitar, Don Bolles on drums, Rob (Ritter) Graves on bass, and Paul Roessler on keyboards, and from that all-star line-up came 1983’s Sleep in Safety, their lone studio release and only recording with the band’s original members. Probably most famous for the first appearance of the horrifyingly graphic, true-crime track “Partytime,” the single version of which was subsequently cut in 1985 and featured on The Return of the Living Dead soundtrack (both versions appear on our Expanded CD Edition), Sleep in Safety also offered the early MTV track “Evil” and the band “theme song” “45 Grave” among other blandishments for those who like their rock and roll with a side of the macabre. Both the LP and CD have been out of print for an eternity, and cost an arm and a leg; for our Real Gone Music exhumation of this classic record, we have “embalmed” two very special editions. On LP, we have preserved the original album’s gatefold edition complete with lyrics and added a custom inner sleeve drawn from the band’s very rare “A Tale of Strange Phenomena” press release—limited edition of 1000 in “Ghastly Green” vinyl! For the CD, we enlisted author Chris Morris to interview Paul B. Cutler for the liner notes, and have again incorporated lyrics and the “Strange Phenomena” graphics into the booklet. Our Expanded Edition also includes a non-LP side, “Riboflavin,” a cover of the classic Don Hinson & the Rigamorticians track, plus the “Partytime” single featuring a cover of Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out” on the B-side. Folks have been dying for this one! 

    SONGS

    LP TRACK LISTINGS

    SIDE ONE

    1. INSURANCE FROM GOD

    2. EVIL

    3. PARTYTIME

    4. DREAM HITS II

    5. SLICE O’ LIFE

    SIDE TWO

    1. 45 GRAVE

    2. PHANTOMS

    3. VIOLENT WORLD

    4. BAD LOVE

    5. SURFBAT

    6. PROCESSION

    CD TRACK LISTINGS

    1. INSURANCE FROM GOD

    2. EVIL

    3. PARTYTIME

    4. VIOLENTWORLD

    5. SLICEO’LIFE

    6. PHANTOMS

    7. DREAM HITS II

    8. BADLOVE

    9. SURF BAT

    10. RIBOFLAVIN (NOT ON ORIGINAL RELEASE)

    11. PROCESSION

    12. 45 GRAVE

    BONUS TRACKS

    13. SCHOOL’SOUT

    14. PARTYTIME(SINGLEVERSION)

     

     

     

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