KMA1404 Collaboration Week #4: Cult – Pure Cult: For Rockers, Ravers, Lovers And Sinners

Cult – Pure Cult: For Rockers, Ravers, Lovers And Sinners


Welcome to an exciting week of collaboration with Mike! Yes, you read that correctly: A WHOLE WEEK! You lucky Readers, we’ll be bringing you tons of goodness. We haven’t read each other’s reviews in advance, so let’s see what happens…



I owned this CD for a long time. And then, in one of my fits of brain farts where I told myself I needed the money more than I needed all of this Cult-y goodness, I sold it off in one of my purges. That was really a stupid choice, as I love this CD.

At some point later, they came out with a different version of it called Pure Cult: The Singles 1984-1995. That one had different tracks (and edit versions) on it. I’m sure this other one is fine enough, but it’s not for me. There’s only one way I want to hear Pure Cult and that is in its original Rockers, Ravers… form. It’s like when they remastered Bob Marley’s Legend and mucked up the track list with different songs. I couldn’t listen to that. The original track list is so ingrained in my brain, anything else would just throw me.

Well, it’s all rectified now, I have an old original copy here again. Playing it after all this time, it is still the absolute bomb. Yes, it’s true that it’d be better to just own all the albums and therefore have even more Cult-y goodness! But for a one-CD shot of a mind-boggling array of classics from this most excellent band, this CD is a damn fine one-stop-shop heaven of that classic period Cult.

Check it:

She Sells Sanctuary
Fire Woman
Lil’ Devil
The Witch
Wild Hearted Son
Love Removal Machine
Edie (Ciao Baby)
Heart Of Soul
Wild Flower
Go West
Resurrection Joe
Sun King
Sweet Soul Sister
Earth Mofo

See what I mean? Oh hells YES!

pure cult

Posted on March 26, 2015, in posts by aaron. Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. Usually I can’t stand these Greatest Hits Thingys! But man you cannot beat that track list! By the way…great idea that u and Mikey are doing! Ha! I enjoy every am clicking on the iPad early to see what Ya Hooligans are throwing down on print!
    Great stuff….

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    • This is a must-have Hits set if you’re in the mood for the Cult (just make sure you get the right version! 😉 )

      And thanks, I’m glad you like the idea of all this. It has been really fun doing these up, not knowing what Mike’s gonna say about the same thing… well, OK, I pretty much knew (or could guess) what he’d say about all of these, but not EXACTLY…

      Glad we can bring your morning coffee some fun! I’d really like to do this again sometime.



    Sorry that you purged it once. You probably purged it to me!

    What a conflict of interest. On one hand, I would be there going, “YES! Awesome Cult greatest hits for the store! Instant seller!” on the other hand, it’s “Noooo Aaron doooooon’t!”

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  3. Also, I prefer how this CD ends, with Earth Mofo.


  4. Don’t normally do compilations like this but this one does look very tempting!


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