Mother's Music Promo Magazine, Spring 1994 ------------------------------------------ DANZIG Danzig And Thrall-Demonsweatlive (Def American) Danzig, the outrageous and gifted Metal/Blues/Rock band fronted by lean and mean singer Glenn Danzig are finally getting their due. Equal parts Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley, and The Cult's Ian Astbury, Glenn Danzig provides a powerful centerpiece around whom bassist Eerie Von, guitarist John Christ and drummer Chuck Biscuits pound out straightforward Blues-based Metal and Rock tunes, with just the right amount of Crunch. Their breakthrough hit, "Mother," first appeared on their self-titled debut album back in 1988, and it resurfaces on Thrall-Demonsweatlive, their most recent release. In the song, Glenn Danzig defiantly questions authority: "Mother/Tell your children not to hear my words/What they mean/What they say... Mother/Can you keep them in the dark for life?" Thrall features three previously unreleased studio tracks, including Danzig's version Elvis' "Trouble." Demonsweatlive, features live versions of "Am I Demon," from Danzig, and the 93rd song on the disc, the wicked live version of "Mother." (Sorry, but tracks 8 through 92 are blank four and five-second spots-perhaps the work of Beelzebub!) The live stuff was recorded Halloween night, 1992, at Irvine Meadows, Calif., before a pumped-up and appreciative gathering of Danzig devotees. While Danzig might not be for everybody, there's no denying that their ever-widening fan base is treated to a great show every time out. Also available: Danzig II: Lucifuge and Danzig III: How The Gods Kill.