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Psychedelic post-punk goth grot from Southern Death Cult members Barry Jepson, David 'Buzz' Burrows, and Aki Haq Nawaz Qureshi, with Temple Ov Psychic Youth associate Paul ‘Bee’ Hampshire on vocals. These demos and unreleased tracks catch the band at their most barbed - think Psychic TV x Killing Joke.
While getting the fear initially sailed on a wave of interest in British post-punk and inked a deal with RCA, they were dropped swiftly after recording their debut single 'Last Salute' after a reshuffle at the label. This album collects the rest of the band's material, most of which has laid unreleased since it was recorded. There are demos ('Last Salute' is featured here in its original form) and unheard cuts that finally help fans piece together an accurate picture of a band obsessed with dreams, sex and Charles Manson.
The music still sounds relevant, if deeply a product of its era. Getting the Fear were more surreal than many of their contemporaries, sharing creative territory with their friends Psychic TV and bordering on the gothy low-light grit of Killing Joke.