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Sex and Drugs and Jesus Christ is the sixth album by American deathrock band Christian Death. It was released on 18 October 1988.

Sex and Drugs and Jesus Christ
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Studio album by
Released18 October 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
Metal Storm8.6/10[2]
Trouser Pressunfavourable[3]


Album coverEdit

The cover artwork for Sex and Drugs and Jesus Christ has incited controversy.[4] It depicts an image of Jesus Christ in a self-made tourniquet, injecting heroin.

According to Jungle Records' website, the artwork affected the band, leading to a cancellation of shows in Boston.[5] The website claims the artwork was censored in NME and Melody Maker magazine, with the NME rating it a 1 out of 10, saying "may the good lord strike them down."[5]


Released on 18 October 1988, Sex and Drugs and Jesus Christ is reportedly Christian Death's highest selling album from the 1980s.[5][citation needed]


Trouser Press described the record as "awful", "rudimentary" and "barely musical".[3]

Track listingEdit

  1. "This Is Heresy" - 4:21
  2. "Jesus Where's the Sugar" - 3:14
  3. "Wretched Mankind" - 4:24
  4. "Tragedy" - 04:09
  5. "Third Antichrist" - 10:21
  6. "Erection" - 5:23
  7. "Ten Thousand Hundred Times" - 4:42
  8. "Incendiary Lover" - 3:01
  9. "Window Pain" - 9:15

CD version contains the additional song "Tragedy" as track 4.



  1. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "Sex and Drugs and Jesus Christ – Christian Death | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Christian Death – Sex and Drugs and Jesus Christ Review – Metal Storm". Metal Storm. 35 May 2006. Retrieved 17 February 2019. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ a b Fasolino, Greg; Yeske, Katherine; Ferguson, Scott. " :: Christian Death". Trouser Press. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  4. ^ Smyers, Darryl (5 September 2013). "Valor Kand of Christian Death: "I Have an Issue with People Assuming What Jesus Looked Like" | Dallas Observer". Dallas Observer. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "Christian Death 'Sex & Drugs & Jesus Christ'". Jungle Records. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 17 February 2019.