Revisited: Orgy 'Vapor Transmission'

Following the platinum-selling debut album 'Candyass', Orgy returned with another record full of industrial electropunk that had a further emphasis on melody, on the sophomore outing 'Vapor Transmission'- released in October, 2000.

Distorted guitars were less prominent, however the album still flowed with plenty of catchy numbers that earned the band some new followers, whilst maintaining a healthy fan base who caught on to Orgy from the beginning.

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Released via Warner Bros./Reprise and produced by the band, David Kahne and Josh Abraham, 'Vapor Transmission' spawned the highlights 'Suckerface' and 'Eva' (both promo singles), as well as the official singles 'Fiction (Dreams in Digital)' and the Nine Inch Nails stomp of 'Opticon'.

The visually spectacular music video for 'Fiction...' continues to be played on music channels in both the UK and US, and the video for 'Opticon' includes scenes from the horror movie Valentine; with the song also being included on the official soundtrack.

Inner turmoil was taking over Orgy by this time, but to people on the outside this wasn't really evident, as the second album from the LA five-piece still managed to impact the nu metal movement, and reached a high of 16 on the Billboard 200; even though album sales failed to match those of 'Candyass'.

A 13-track album where some versions included the hidden song 'The Spectrum', 'Vapor Transmission' was a solid follow-up to a very popular debut album, but this would prove to be Orgy's final spell in the limelight as their third and final album (with the original line-up) 'Punk Statik Paranoia' sold rather poorly, ultimately leading to the band to go their separate ways.

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Vocalist Jay Gordon still performs under the Orgy name with a new band of musicians, but the nu metal era of the group were one of the best and most original to come out, giving people a break from the rap rock and heavier metallic influenced music with some catchy electronic and industrial anthems that were ideal for both the mosh pit and the dancefloor.

Band Line-Up: Jay Gordon (vocals) Ryan Shuck (guitar) Amir Derakh (synth guitar) Paige Haley (bass) Bobby Hewitt (drums)

'Vapor Transmission' Track Listing:

1. Vapor Transmission (Intro) 2. Suckerface 3. The Odyssey 4. Opticon 5. Fiction (Dreams in Digital) 6. Eva 7. 107 8. Dramatica 9. Eyes-Radio-Lies 10. Saving Faces 11. Re-Creation 12. Chasing Sirens 13. Where's Gerrold

 

 

 

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