1955 - 2010

Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson died yesterday, in his sleep, at the age of 55. cosey fanni tutti and chris carter insist that he died peacefully, in their statement about his death. he died in bangkok, hopefully in the arms of a lovely thai boy. for now, he joins jhonn in the grave.

i share with you now what i believe to be his seminal work with COIL: Summer Solstice: Bee Stings. though Ape Of Naples is usually considered their seminal work, i have always had a preference for Bee Stings due to it's far more melancholic tone. the distorted guitars and droning synths on this album, accompanied by jhonn's low, mourning voice, is absolutely crushing. the best track, by far, is the opening, "Bee Stings". it almost sounds like a Legendary Pink Dots track.

1. Bee Stings
2. Glowworms/Waveforms
3. Summer Substructures
4. A Warning From the Sun (For Fritz)


farewell, sleazy.


  1. "hopefully in the arms of a lovely thai boy." I hope so

  2. RIP, he will be missed. I'd say the best Coil album is Musick to Play In The Dark Volume I, man that album is intense, a lot of atmosphere.