...If I Die, I Die

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...If I Die, I Die
...If I Die, I Die cover.jpg
Studio album by Virgin Prunes
Released 4 November 1982 (1982-11-04)
Recorded July–August 1982
Studio Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin, Ireland
Genre Post-punk, gothic rock
Length 40:19
Label Rough Trade
Producer Colin Newman
Virgin Prunes chronology
Moments And Mine (Despite Straight Lines)
(1981)
...If I Die, I Die
(1982)
Hérésie
(1982)
Singles from ...If I Die, I Die
  1. "Baby Turns Blue"
    Released: 9 October 1982

...If I Die, I Die is the debut studio album by Irish post-punk band Virgin Prunes. It was released on 4 November 1982 by record label Rough Trade. It was produced by Colin Newman of Wire.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Virgin Prunes.

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Ulakanakulot"2:35
2."Decline and Fall"4:50
3."Sweethome Under White Clouds"4:45
4."Bau-Dachöng"5:52
Side two
No.TitleLength
1."Baby Turns Blue"5:07
2."Ballad of the Man"3:32
3."Walls of Jericho"3:09
4."Caucasian Walk"4:44
5."Theme for Thought"5:45

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Village VoiceB+[2]

...If I Die, I Die has been well received by critics. AllMusic, in their retrospective review of the album, called it "a wonderfully confounding and sometimes campy and often disturbing exercise in unfettered creativity".[1] Chuck Eddy of Spin included it in his list of essential gothic rock albums, remarking that it "demonstrates that sometimes 'ritualistic' equals 'catchy'."[3]

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Charts (1982) Peak
position
UK Indie Chart[4] 8

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom 1982 Rough Trade LP ROUGH 49
France 1985 Virgin LP 70307
United Kingdom 1990 Rough Trade CD ROUGH LCD 49
France 1993 New Rose CD 452043
United Kingdom 2004 The Grey Area CD YEO2CD
United States 2004 Mute CD MUTE 9265-2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. "...If I Die, I Die – Virgin Prunes". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Chrisgau, Robert (2 March 1983). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Eddy, Chuck (March 2009). "Essentials: From the Depths of Hell and Hot Topic, a Goth Primer for Ghouls of All Ages". Spin. 25 (3): 80. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1989. Cherry Red Books. Retrieved September 21, 2014. 

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