From the Stacks

From the Stacks: The Godz – Nothing is Sacred

the godz nothing is sacred Casablanca was a seriously weird record label. Neil Bogart’s brainchild was primarily a disco label (it was the home of Donna Summer, after all), yet it made its fortune on the backs of KISS. True story: the label almost lost that same fortune on a compilation album of Johnny Carson clips. And they were Parliament’s label.

Bogart was an old-school huckster who’d try anything for a buck, and the brings us to Ohio’s The Godz. The band sounded a bit like Grand Funk Railroad and looked like a mix of Twisted Sister and The Ramones. The unsigned Godz picked up a support slot opening for a Cheap Trick/KISS bill, and I guess the rest is history.

They filled a lot of opener slots over the next few years, most notably for Metallica in 1985 when they were touring the legendary Master of Puppets. And though over the years they built something of a cult following, the band never really made it big.

Remarkably, a version of The Godz is still out there.  You can visit them here: http://www.thegodzofficial.com. As for 1979’s Nothing is Sacred, it regularly trades in the 5-10 dollar range, but I’ve seen it for as low as a buck.  Happy hunting.

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  1. Wow – I am timidly voting that this deserves a slot in the BACHOF, I am not sure why. There is nothing particularly horrifying about it, but I find it mildly repulsive and I cannot stop staring at it. Doesn’t that fit the criteria? Or maybe something has suddenly gone haywire in my brain, you be the judge.

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