Special Affect

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SA: L-to-R Harry, Al, Frank, Marty

Special Affect was a Chicago "punk/glam/new wave" band from the late 1970s until the early 80s. Three of the members of Special Affect became well-known with the Industrial groups Ministry (Al), My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult (Frankie) and Concrete Blonde (Harry).

Members

Releases

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Mood Music (7") - 1979 Recorded and Mized at Dr. CAW, Engineered by Craig Williams, Produced by Special Affects (sic). Marty Sorenson - bass, Tom Hoffman - guitar, Franke Nardiello - vocals, Harry Rushakoff - drums.

  • Side One:
  1. I Know A Girl 4:10
  2. Vertigo Feeling 2:28
  • Side Two:
  1. Innocense 3:36
  2. Dress Me Dolls 2:27


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(The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) Too Much Soft Living (Album) - June 10, 1981, Produced by Martin E Delaney, Engineered by Larry Milas, Graphics by Jim Tetzlaff, Photos by F. Funn.

Marty Sorenson - bass, Al Jourgensen - guitar, Franke Nardiello - vocals, Harry Rushakoff - drums.

Guest Stars: Minerva - backup vocals, Bill Wood - keyboard on Nuclear Gloom.

  • Side One:
  1. Nuclear Gloom 4:00
  2. Headache 2:13
  3. Blondes on the Run 2:35
  4. Nothing Nothing 2:55
  5. Too Much Soft Living 3:51
  • Side Two:
  1. What Next 2:10
  2. Cleancut 2:32
  3. Bruiser Boy 3:00
  4. Unbreakable 2:37
  5. Killjoy Inerference 3:00
  6. Let Go 1:54

Notable Shows

  • April 30th, 1980 at Club 950 Lucky Number - grand opening of The Lucky Number at 950 W Wrightwood
  • November 1st, 1980 at Wizards w/ The Imports
  • November 7th, 1980 at Wizards - album release party / source of the live YouTube performances

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