Controlled Bleeding 30th Ann. + Free MP3


New album Before
the Quiet just out too.

By Blurt Staff


Controlled Bleeding, one of the earliest American acts to
pioneer industrial music, is celebrating its 30 year anniversary with a free
download of “Wall of China Love Letters,” the second track on Before the Quiet ( MVD Audio). Oddly,
although the song was recorded in 1978, the abrasive, bouncing, instrumental
could be a musical blueprint for the bands coming out of Williamsburg’s disco punk scene. See below
for the MP3.


Although Controlled Bleeding has been and always will be
lumped into the genre of old school industrial music, their earliest
inspirations were steeped in the first wave of New York City punk bands like
The Dictators, Dead Boys, the Ramones and the brooding technical brilliance of
King Crimson, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Henry Cow. Before the Quiet,  a
collection of music from the early formations of the group, infused with the
hunger and intensity of youth, clearly illustrates the collision of these
seemingly opposing influences. Recordings from 1978-1982, assembled by main man
Paul Lemos capture the different early eras of the band. The album is an
incredible peek back into the early days of “anything goes”
alternative music.


Check out the band
(and its many side projects):


Controlled Bleeding:


Controlled Bleeding MySpace:


Breastfed Yak:


Skin Chamber:


Fat Hacker:



[Photo Credit: Paule Saviano]




      “Wall Of China Love Letters”

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