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The British band THE CULT formed in 1983, but earlier versions were called The Southern Death Cult, a reference to an early Native American religion. Lead singer Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duff formed Death Cult, later settling on The Cult. Their music made some inroads on the pop charts, but was more of a polished metal sound, if that makes any sense. I remember first spotting them on MTV(yes, I’ll admit to watching it way back then) with this first clip:

But these songs from Sonic Temple really cemented my love of this band. They’re still around today, like a lot of the older bands. They just have been replaced by the young folks with their own music. Mustn’t listen to what the old folks do! Heh!

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