Danzig II: Lucifuge
|Danzig II: Lucifuge|
|Released||June 26, 1990|
|Recorded||June 1989–May 1990|
|Studio||Hollywood Sound Recorders, Larrabee Sound Studios|
Danzig II: Lucifuge is the second album by American
Lucifuge was recorded at three studios in Hollywood: Hollywood Sound Recorders, Larrabee Sound Studios and Summa Music Group. The album took nearly a year to finish, with pre-production beginning in June 1989, and recording sessions wrapping up a month before its release.
Lucifuge has a pronounced blues influence that adds a sinister edge akin to records by
Glenn Danzig has described "I'm the One" as “another blues song...about a guy realizing his destiny.” "I'm the One" was originally recorded for Danzig's debut album, as
The introduction to "Long Way Back from Hell" begins with the use of the
Glenn Danzig spoke about the challenge of writing the song "Her Black Wings": “I always know beforehand what kind of record I want to make. Those ideas dictate how the songs will sound. And sometimes it's not always easy to execute the ideas. For example, writing 'Her Black Wings' was a laborious and tedious experience – but that's the way it had to be for the song to come out right.”
The lyrics to "Snakes of Christ" tell of Glenn Danzig's view that the teachings of Christ have been perverted by religious groups. Glenn Danzig has mentioned in interviews the very noticeable similarity between the main riff from "Snakes of Christ" and that of the later
Regarding the song "Tired of Being Alive", John Christ has suggested that “Lyrically, I think the words are about the way Glenn was feeling at the time.” The remaining songs feature subjects including love, sex and religious themes.
A song titled "The Other Side" was finished but not released on the album.
Prior to the album release, Glenn Danzig noted how the band had improved in the interim between the