The Cassandra Complex – Satan Bugs Bunny And Me – Cassette
Satan Bugs Bunny And Me is an album by The Cassandra Complex, a British industrial rock band formed in the 1980s. The album was released in 1986 and showcases the band’s unique blend of post-punk, industrial, and electronic music.
The darkwave unit the Cassandra Complex formed in 1980 with Paul Dillion and Rodney Orpheus, a musically inspired duo in search of playing to big music events, specifically tagged “complex events.” Andrew Booth, who was formerly a journalist who interviewed the Cassandra Complex, was asked to join the group and the Cassandra Complex was officially a trio rearing the industrial-dance sounds laid underground during the early ’80s.
The title “Satan Bugs Bunny And Me” reflects the band’s dark and sometimes satirical lyrical themes. It combines religious and pop culture references, juxtaposing the devilish imagery of Satan with the iconic cartoon character Bugs Bunny.
The album features a mix of energetic and atmospheric tracks, often characterized by driving rhythms, synthesizers, and gritty guitar work. The Cassandra Complex’s distinctive sound incorporates elements of punk, new wave, and electronic music, creating a moody and sometimes aggressive sonic landscape.
The lyrics on “Satan Bugs Bunny And Me” tackle various social and political issues, exploring themes of alienation, media manipulation, and the human condition. The band’s cynical and provocative approach to songwriting is reflected in their thought-provoking and often darkly humorous lyrics.
Notable tracks from the album include the opening track “The War Against Sleep,” which sets the tone with its driving rhythms and political commentary, and “One Millionth Happy Customer,” a satirical take on consumerism and marketing.
Satan Bugs Bunny And Me is considered a classic album within the alternative and industrial music scenes. It showcases The Cassandra Complex’s unique musical style and lyrical approach, making it a favorite among fans of dark and edgy electronic rock music.
Brand new, never played and still in the factory plastic
Play It Again Sam / Wax Trax Records
1. What Can You Say?
3. Symphony For The Devil
6. City Of Dreams
7. Penny Century (In Search Of)