As the Veneer of Democracy Starts to Fade

As the Veneer of Democracy Starts to Fade is the second album by vocalist Mark Stewart, released in 1985 through Mute Records.

As the Veneer of Democracy Starts to Fade
Mark Stewart - As the Veneer of Democracy Starts to Fade.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1985
GenreIndustrial, post-punk, noise[1]
Length39:12
LabelMute
ProducerAdrian Sherwood and Mark Stewart
Mark Stewart chronology
Learning to Cope With Cowardice
(1983)
As the Veneer of Democracy Starts to Fade
(1985)
Mark Stewart + Maffia
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

AccoladesEdit

Year Publication Country Accolade Rank Ref.
1985 Rockerilla Italy "Albums of the Year" 18 [3]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Mark Stewart.

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Passcivecation Program"7:06
2."Bastards"5:26
3."The Resistance of the Cell"5:21
4."[untitled]"0:44
Side two
No.TitleLength
1."As the Veneer of Democracy Starts to Fade"5:37
2."Hypnotized"5:51
3."Slave of Love"4:46
4."The Waiting Room"4:18
CD Version
No.TitleLength
1."Passcivecation Program"7:06
2."Bastards"5:26
3."The Resistance of the Cell"5:21
4."[untitled]"0:44
5."As the Veneer of Democracy Starts to Fade"5:37
6."Pay It All Back"4:29
7."Hypnotized"5:51
8."Slave of Love"4:46
9."The Waiting Room"4:18
10."Hypnotized" (remix)7:25
11."Dreamers"6:30

PersonnelEdit

Musicians

Additional musicians and production

Chart positionsEdit

Charts (1985) Peak
position
UK Indie Chart[4] 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ k-punk - Noise as Anti Capital: As the Veneer of Democracy Starts to Fade
  2. ^ Neate, Wilson. "As the Veneer of Democracy Starts to Fade". Allmusic. Retrieved November 12, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Rockerilla End Of Year Lists 1985: Albums". Rockerilla. Retrieved November 12, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1989. Cherry Red Books.

External linksEdit