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
BBL-164

Out of the commercial limelight, The Cult made their sixth album for themselves, combing Astbury's love of electronica with hard rock riffing. Like many experimental projects, the results were mixed, but it remains many fan's favorite album. It is also commonly referred to as the "Black Sheep" record, due to the image of a Manx Loaghtan black sheep on the front cover. The record also features one of the very rare times when Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy have shared songwriting credit with anyone: bassist Craig Adams is credited as co-author of "Universal You".