The Church

The Church

new wave, post-punk, 80s, alternative, rock

The Church is an alternative rock band which formed in Sydney, Australia in 1980. Initially linked in with neo-psychedelia acts of the period, their music later became largely defined by the interplay of guitarists Marty Willson-Piper and Peter Koppes coupled with the abstract lyrics of bassist/singer Steve Kilbey. Their debut album, Of Skins and Heart (1981), earned them their first radio hit "The Unguarded Moment". They were originally signed to EMI's Parlophone label

Of Skins and Heart [1981]
  • 1. For a Moment We're Strangers (3:52)
  • 2. Chrome Injury (4:02)
  • 3. The Unguarded Moment (4:14)
  • 4. Memories in Future Tense (4:44)
  • 5. Bel-Air (3:56)
  • 6. Is This Where You Live (7:38)
  • 7. She Never Said (3:16)
  • 8. Fighter Pilot... Korean War (4:29)
  • 9. Don't Open the Door to Strangers (3:24)

The debut album for Australian band The Church, from 1981. (Sometimes seen in a double release with The Blurred Crusade, (1982).) Considered a classic Post Punk/New Wave album by some, it features the jangly guitar work familiar to listeners of Australian 80's rock, as well as the psychedelic lyrics that frequent listeners to the Church might expect. Read more on Last.fm.