Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Faith Healer

A searing, suitably vicious cover of the old Alex Harvey humdinger "The Faith Healer" can be found on Recoil's third album from 1992, "Bloodline". While the original is a traditional, straight-ahead rock number about the dangers of trusting unquestioningly in false prophets and religious charlatans, Alan Wilder's remake is a fearsome techno-industrial monster that incorporates more than a quotient of additional menace, with the appearance of Nitzer Ebb's Douglas McCarthy on vocals. Check out the theatrical, fire-and-brimstone natured promo, with McCarthy doing his best Peter Murphy impersonation.


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