CEREMONY (1991)


*taken from FB @officialcult
 


IAN ASTBURY - VOCALS
BILLY DUFFY - GUITAR
CHARLEY DRAYTON - BASS
MICKEY CURRY - DRUMS
RICHIE ZITO - KEYBOARDS
(DEMO RECORDINGS: TODD HOFFMAN - BASS)
(DEMO RECORDINGS: JAMES KOTTAK - DRUMS)
(TOURING MUSICIAN: KINLEY WOLFE - BASS)
(TOURING MUSICIAN: MICHAEL LEE - DRUMS)


"Ceremony"
 was released on 23 September 1991. The album was highly anticipated by both music critics and fans as a result of the band's previous worldwide successes with their 1987 album Electric and its 1989 follow up Sonic Temple. It was heavily inspired by Native American culture. The band was sued for US$61,000,000 by the parents of the American Indian boy pictured on the album cover named Eternity Dubray,who was listed in 2008 as a janitor at Red Cloud Indian School, in Pine Ridge, South Dakota.

Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy's working relationship was at an all-time low at this point, with the two reportedly rarely in the studio together, opting to record their parts individually. Astbury and Duffy were this time working with Todd Hoffman and James Kottak during the demo recordings, and during the actual album recording sessions with Mickey Curry, on drums, bassist Charley Drayton and various other performers.