Semi-Detached (album)

Semi-Detached is the fourth major label album by the band Therapy?.[2] Released on 30 March 1998 on A&M Records, it turned out to be their final album on the label. The album was recorded at various stages throughout 1997, including sessions at Chipping Norton Studios in Oxford, Homestead Studio in Randalstown, Moles Studio in Bath and Metropolis Studios in London.[3] It was also the first Therapy? album recorded with Graham Hopkins and Martin McCarrick as full-time members. The album was not released in USA, but charted at number 21 in the UK Albums Chart.[4]

Studio album by
Released30 March 1998
Recorded1997 at Homestead Studio, Randalstown, Northern Ireland; Chipping Norton Recording Studios, Oxford, England; Moles Studio, Bath, England; Metropolis Studios, London, England
GenreAlternative metal
52:50 (JAP)
ProducerChris Sheldon, Therapy?, Matt Sime
Therapy? chronology
Infernal Love
Suicide Pact – You First
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

The album was originally released on CD and Cassette, and as a limited edition box set of six 7" singles.[citation needed]

A remastered CD version of the album by Harvey Birrell was included in The Gemil Box, released on 18 November 2013.[citation needed]

The cover artwork is a reference to Happy Days, a play by Samuel Beckett, whose writings are often referenced in Therapy?'s music.[5]

Track listingEdit

1."Church of Noise"Cairns3:06
2."Tightrope Walker"Cairns, McCarrick, Hopkins3:19
3."Black Eye, Purple Sky"Cairns3:11
4."Lonely, Cryin', Only"Cairns, McCarrick2:40
5."Born Too Soon"Cairns3:47
6."Stay Happy"Cairns, McCarrick, McKeegan, Hopkins3:54
7."Safe"Cairns, McCarrick, McKeegan, Hopkins4:02
8."Straight Life"Cairns, McCarrick4:47
9."Heaven's Gate"Cairns3:49
10."Don't Expect Roses"Cairns, McCarrick, McKeegan, Hopkins2:44
12."The Boy's Asleep"Cairns, McCarrick, McKeegan4:26
13."Suing God" (Japanese release only)Cairns, McCarrick, McKeegan, Hopkins3:50
14."60 Watt Bulb" (Japanese release only)Cairns4:24
Total length:44:36/52:50



  • "Church of Noise" was released on 2 March 1998 with "Church of Noise" (Messenger Mix), "Suing God", "60 Watt Bulb". This single reached number 29 in the UK Singles Chart.
  • "Lonely, Cryin', Only" was released on 18 May 1998 with "High Noon" (by DJ Shadow), "Diane" (New Recording), "Teethgrinder" (New Recording). A digipak CD was released with "Kids Stuff", "Disgracelands" (New Recording), "Lonely, Cryin', Only (Video)". A 7" vinyl was released with "Skyward" (New Recording). This single reached number 32 in the UK Singles Chart.
  • "Stay Happy" was released as a radio only single in 1998.

Promo VideosEdit

  • "Church of Noise": Directed by John Hillcoat
  • "Lonely, Cryin', Only": Directed by John Hillcoat


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Official Discography".
  3. ^ "Band Biography (1998) by Andy Cairns".
  4. ^ "UK Chart History".
  5. ^