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Pleasure Death is the second (mini-)album by the band Therapy?.[2] It was released on 27 January 1992 on Wiiija Records. The album was recorded on 14 and 15 August 1991, and mixed on 16 and 17 August 1991, at Southern Studios, London.[3] It reached number 1 in the UK Indie Charts.[4]

Pleasure Death
Studio album by
Released27 January 1992
RecordedAugust 1991 at Southern Studios, London, England
GenreNoise rock, alternative metal
LabelWiiija Records
ProducerHarvey Birrell, Therapy?
Therapy? chronology
Pleasure Death
Caucasian Psychosis
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]

The album was originally released by Wiiija on 12” vinyl. In 1993, Southern Records re-issued the album on 12” vinyl, CD and Cassette.

The album was remastered in 2010 by Harvey Birrell and has been touted for possible release since then, although nothing has been confirmed as yet.[5]

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Therapy?

1."Skinning Pit"6:01
2."Fantasy Bag"3:40
4."Prison Breaker"4:26
6."Potato Junkie"3:09
Total length:22:25



  • The sample in "Skinning Pit" (“Every once in a while I'd have to take a beating. But by then, I didn’t care. The way I saw it, everybody takes a beating sometime”) is taken from the 1990 movie Goodfellas and is spoken by actor Ray Liotta.
  • The sample in "Potato Junkie" (“Don’t you ever feel attracted to the girls you photograph…”) is often cited as having come from the 1978 movie Pretty Baby, being spoken by actress Brooke Shields and actor Keith Carradine, but is in fact from the 1981 Ozploitation film Centrespread, being spoken by actress Kylie Foster and actor Paul Trahair.


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Official Discography".
  3. ^ "Pleasure Death 25th Anniversary by Andy Cairns".
  4. ^ "Band Biography (1992) by Andy Cairns". Archived from the original on 2009-03-01.
  5. ^ "drop-d Interview". Archived from the original on 2011-10-03.