Cathedral Of Tears – “1983” Demo 7″
Cathedral Of Tears was formed by Jack Grisham & Greg Kuehn after they left T.S.O.L. in 1983. They were joined by Mike Patton (Middle Class, Eddie & The Subtitles, Adolescents) on bass and Phil Maturano on drums. In their short time they produced this 1983 demo and a 6-song self-titled EP in 1984. The band channeled a unique darkwave sound, topped off my Grisham’s classic T.S.O.L. – reminiscent vocals. The melodic and poppy yet dark elements serve as the strongpoint of both the demo and the EP. Excellent songwriting truly makes these releases stand out and it’s a shame this project was so short-lived. “Black Emotion” was the #4 most requested song on Pasadena’s famous KROQ FM. The 1983 demo is previously unreleased and never circulated much beyond the band until now. It was recorded at the Casbah in 1983 by Chaz Ramirez. It’s available on colored 7” vinyl. 500 pressed. 250 gray, 250 clear. Download cards included. Enjoy this unearthed gem!