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A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die (album)

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Released  1981
Artist  The Flesh Eaters
Producer  Chris D.
Genre  Punk rock
Recorded  Rhapsody Studios
Release date  1981
Label  Slash Records
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A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die (1981)  Forever Came Today (1982)
Punk rock albums  No Questions Asked, Tooth and Nail, Fire of Love, Wild Gift, Under the Big Black Sun

A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die is the second album from the Los Angeles punk rock band the Flesh Eaters. Released in 1981, it is perhaps their most acclaimed work. The band's roster on this album comprises Dave Alvin (guitar), John Doe (bass), Chris D. (vocals, maracas), Steve Berlin (saxophone, rhythm sticks), D. J. Bonebrake (maracas, snare, marimbas) and Bill Bateman (drums).


Track listing

All tracks composed by Chris D.; except where indicated.

  1. "Digging My Grave" – 4:21
  2. "Pray Til You Sweat" – 2:36
  3. "River of Fever" – 3:55
  4. "Satan's Stomp" – 5:49
  5. "See You in the Boneyard" – 3:30
  6. "So Long" – 3:30
  7. "Cyrano de Berger's Back" (John Doe) – 3:22
  8. "Divine Horseman" – 7:08

"Cyrano de Berger's Back" was composed by John Doe, and was later covered by his band X on their album See How We Are.


1Digging My Grave4:22
2Pray 'Til You Sweat2:37
3River of Fever3:55


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