|A3||A Murder Of Crows||1:40|
|A4||Fear And Bullets||5:57|
- Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Programmed By, Vocals, Lyrics By, Artwork By [Cover Illustration and Interiors], Design – John Bergin
- Engineer, Musical Assistance [Production Assistance] – Bart Biechele, Mike Miller
- Guitar – Brett Smith
- Lyrics By – Bryan Willette (tracks: 9)
- Lyrics By, Artwork By [Interiors] – James O'Barr
- Mastered By – Robert Rich
- Producer, Written-By – Trust Obey
NotesFear And Bullets is a soundtrack album created by John Bergin (Trust Obey) and James O'Barr (creator of The Crow) to accompany The Crow comic book.
The album was included with a special edition of The Crow graphic novel originally published by Kitchen Sink Press and Graphitti Designs in 1994. The album was also released as a stand-alone CD in 1998.
To celebrate Fear And Bullets’ 25 year anniversary Enjoy The Ride Records is releasing a special “Devil’s Night” vinyl edition curated by John Bergin. The vinyl collects a “Best-Of” of songs from the original releases, is newly-remastered, and includes two unreleased tracks.
The Pressing is limited to 666 hand numbered copies split across 3 unique color variants. The "Bloodshed" variant (THIS) is pressed on Red/Black/White Smash colored vinyl with an exclusive blood RED center label & limited to 100 copies. The Black/White Swirl is limited to 233 copies & are both ETR web store exclusive. The third & final variant is a Black/White split colored vinyl, limited to 333 copies & sold exclusively through our good friends at ThinkGeek.
Each album comes housed in a 400gsm jacket with black flood printing on the inside & black poly liner inner sleeve. Additional bonus content only here are: liner notes and an exclusive poster of James O’Barr’s “first-ever Crow drawing from 1980.” This is a must have collector item for any crow fan that is truly to die for!
Trust Obey: Fear And Bullets (Devil’s Night Special Edition Vinyl)
01 Seven Blackbirds (1998 version)
02 C17H19NO3 (1998 version)
03 A Murder Of Crows (1998 version)
04 Fear And Bullets (1994 version)
05 Shattered (previously unreleased 1993 demo)
06 Don’t Look (1998 version)
07 The Crow (1998 version)
08 Despair (previously unreleased 1993 demo)
“In 1989 Caliber Comics published the first issue of The Crow comic book by James O'Barr. Shortly after that James and I met. This was about the same time Caliber was publishing my comic book series, Ashes. James and I were instant fans of each other's work. The first time I read The Crow, I wanted to make a soundtrack for the book. The music was right there, so apparent to me. The dialog, the scraps of poetry between chapters, even the chapter titles themselves read like great song lyrics. I mentioned the idea of a comic book soundtrack to James, and around 1990 we began working on it.
I composed most of the music to accompany specific scenes from the comic. When it was time to write lyrics, James and I simply turned to the book and read through the scene I’d just scored. In most cases, all the text on those pages fell right into place as song lyrics.
Long before the first Crow film was made and long before the special reissues of the Crow comic books were published, James O’Barr and I envisioned this soundtrack. The true sound of The Crow. A soundtrack for a black-and-white indy comic book no one had heard of, published from the back-office of a comic book store in Detroit, Michigan.
It’s been quite a trip down memory lane putting this special edition together. I hope Crow fans enjoy it.”
Mixed 1998 at Westend Recording Studios, Kansas City, Missouri
All songs cast and manufactured at Grinder Studios 1990-1993
Thank you to Patrick Hopewell for performing bass on previous takes of 2 and 6
Mastered by Robert Rich at Soundscape Productions, 2018
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|ETR07||Trust Obey||Fear And Bullets (12", Album, RM, TP)||Enjoy The Ride Records||ETR07||US||2018|
|ETR07||Trust Obey||Fear And Bullets (12", Album, RM, Bla)||Enjoy The Ride Records||ETR07||US||2018|
|none||Trust Obey||Fear And Bullets (1998 Edition - Remastered) (11xFile, MP3, Album, RE, RM, 320)||Stompbox13||none||US||2018|
|none||Trust Obey||Fear And Bullets (1994 Edition - Remastered) (11xFile, MP3, Album, RE, RM, 320)||Stompbox13||none||US||2018|