High Anxiety (Therapy? album)

High Anxiety is the seventh full-length album by the band Therapy?,[3] and was the first to be released on Spitfire Records. It was released on 5 May 2003. The album was recorded from December 2002 to January 2003 at Parkgate Studios in Hastings.

High Anxiety
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Studio album by
Released5 May 2003 (UK, EUR)
May 20, 2003 (US)
RecordedDecember 2002-January 2003 at Parkgate Studios, Hastings, England
Genre
Length40:32
LabelSpitfire Records
ProducerPete Bartlett, Therapy?
Therapy? chronology
Shameless
(2001)
High Anxiety
(2003)
Never Apologise Never Explain
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
RTÉ4/5 stars[2]

"High Anxiety" was the first album to feature drummer Neil Cooper, and the last recorded with guitarist/cellist Martin McCarrick, who departed in 2004. The album has a similar production value to Troublegum, and is a return to that albums’ sense of melodic punk.[4]

The album title is taken from a 1977 Mel Brooks movie of the same name.[5]

The US released limited edition CD-ROM included the video of If It Kills Me. The album reached number 113 in the UK Albums Chart.[6]

The album was released on CD and cassette.

Polish label Metal Mind Productions re-released the album on 2 November 2009. The album was remastered using 24-Bit technology, limited to 1000 copies, on a gold disk digipak CD.[7]

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Therapy?

No.TitleLength
1."Hey Satan - You Rock"3:08
2."Who Knows"2:50
3."Stand in Line"3:21
4."Nobody Here But Us"3:28
5."Watch You Go"2:14
6."If It Kills Me"3:40
7."Not in Any Name"3:23
8."My Voodoo Doll"2:16
9."Limbo"3:00
10."Last Blast"3:24
11."Rust" (Contains hidden track "Never Ending". It starts at 7:00, after 30 seconds of silence [6:30 - 7:00])9:50
Total length:40:34

PersonnelEdit

SinglesEdit

  • "If It Kills Me"/"Rust" was released on 21 April 2003 with "Mama You Can Call the Ambulance Now" and "If It Kills Me (video)". This single reached number 76 in the UK Singles Chart.
  • "My Voodoo Doll" was released on 17 November 2003 with "If It Kills Me (live)", "Screamager (live)" and "Teethgrinder (live)". This CD was signed, limited to 1000 copies and sold at gigs only. Live tracks were recorded at the Mandela Hall, Belfast on 6 June 2003.

Promo VideoEdit

  • "If It Kills Me": Directed by ?

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ RTÉ review
  3. ^ "Official Discography". Archived from the original on 2009-04-21.
  4. ^ "Classic Rock review". Archived from the original on 2009-04-22.
  5. ^ "High Anxiety diary entry". Archived from the original on 2007-10-25.
  6. ^ "UK Top 200 Chart History".
  7. ^ "High Anxiety and NANE re-issues".[permanent dead link]