the arkive

  • The Cult - The Cult
  • 1. Gone
    2. Coming Down (Drug Tongue)
    3. Real Grrrl
    4. Black Sun
    5. Naturally High
    6. Joy
    7. Star
    8. Sacred Life
    9. Be Free
    10. Universal You
    11. Emperor's New Horse
    12. Saints are Down

The Cult

The Cult

Beggars Banquet
Released 12 October 1994

THE CULT is fronted by Ian Astbury on vocals and Billy Duffy on guitar. Their music and albums at this point need no introduction as they have cemented themselves over the years since they began in 1983, as one of the greatest rock bands around.

1994 brought their seif-titled sixth album The Cult, sometimes also known as the “Black Sheep” album due to the cover image. Recorded with Sonic Temple producer Bob Rock, It is a very personal album with a lot of the narrative subject matter referring to Astbury’s younger years. Unlike their previous albums, this one revealed itself more slowly with each listen. This album is considered an overlooked and underrated gem and preceded their 1995 break-up.

In 1999 the band reformed and released their seventh album 1999 brought a reformation of the band and the release of their seventh album Beyond Good And Evil in 2001 prior to another hiatus in 2002. They came together again in 2007 for Born Into This, and have continued to release amazing music, most recently with 2022’s Under The Midnight Sun – their 11th album.