Armageddon Gigolo

With this significant album the new era of the SPIRITUAL FRONT started. Aside of Simone Salvatori there was the whole bunch of musicians working on the record. The music was composed by an amazing composer Stefano Puri. He recorded piano, keyboards and synth as well. Electronic and acoustic guitars were by Jack Puri. Andrea Freda was traditionally responsible for the drums and percussion. Let’s not forget the additional beautiful instruments, performed by musicians of the Ennio Morricone’s orchestra.

The album contains the immortal hits “Slave”, “Bastard Angel”, “I Walk the (Dead)Line”. No concert is possible without those beloved songs. And even “Ragged Bed” and “No Kisses on the Mouth” are still possible to hear live from time to time.

“It is rather a post-modern, but innovative, mixture of Acoustic Pop, Folk, Rock’n’Roll and Western, somehow anchored in Nick Cave’s music or in Ennio Morricone’s soundtracks, all veiled in a romantic and bizarre dimension!” wrote the critics (of the kogaionon.com) back then. “Armageddon Gigolo was a revolution and lead thousands of music lovers into their nihilistic temptation, bringing passion and sweet pain into our lives.”

Let’s remember what Simone said about the album himself right after it was released in 2006: “I’m very satisfied about it…we worked hard…for a long time…i think it’s my best album ‘til now […] “It represents the suicide mission of a lover. Me, you, every person in this world condmend to love. To need sex, flesh, cum. Liquid. Sex is armageddon. Passions are armageddon. The end of our liberty. […] it grew day after day. It grew with me… and inside the people who played in it. My first goal is to be honest with myself. Spiritual Front represents me. I sing bout my life. “AG” is what i am… what I was during that period. It’s real music for real people.“

Tracks list:

I’m a slave to who gave a name
To my body and form to my filthy soul
I’m a slave to the money that burn
My hands, to the profit and fatigue
To the mortal breath that bends my back
And to the sperm that vibrates on my body
To the blade that will cut the sour fruit
To the blade that will cut my throat and chest

You have to abuse me
‘Cause I could have been so and I was never able to
You have to abuse my sex
And tight your slipknot around my white neck
You have to abuse me
‘Cause I could have been so and I was never able to
You have to abuse my sex
And tight your slipknot around my white neck

I’m a slave to the mother of all pigs
And to the father of all my oppressions
To the will that erases my regrets
And to my childhood and my hidden fears
I’m a slave to the light that gives a face
To my weakness, to my fallen reign
I’m slave to the salt and the wind
That will burn my wheat and my leprosy

You have to abuse me
‘Cause I could have been so and I was never able to
You have to abuse my sex
And tight your slipknot around my white neck
You have to abuse me
‘Cause I could have been so and I was never able to
You have to abuse my sex
And tight your slipknot around my white neck

It’s embarrassing to see you wave that flag
When you try to give yourself a navigated tone
You fix your damp collar a wring of blood to your dick
You’d like it but it will not work
You try to make me feel guilty
For never never having had
An identity, a defined and conformed middle class sexuality
All the uniforms are shit, all the ideals are shit
Love and this nation have forced us in a chain of sperm and blood

A bastard angel will take me away from the fat tummy of God
He will be the precise sniper that will center my weak chest
A bastard angel will lick my wound while your hand will leave me
While your hand will leave me bleeding on the floor

Walk around my smashed skull
Walk around my disabled strength
I don’t want to die so I can see
Your flesh crumble, your chest open
The right road’s the lie of intellectual and criminals
Love won’t give life to
The children we’ve never had
Love won’t give life to this job that will bury us
Dissidents, passionate lovers, and combed proud soldiers
Don’t ask me more questions because I have no memory, because I never will

You leave me bleeding, you leave me bleeding
You leave me bleeding, bleeding on the floor

Through your body I’ll discover the drug
That will mortify my existence
Through the suffocation I implore
That blasphemy named, named liberty
I’m your kind, idiot, lover
And the cruel blind selfish tyrant
You dominate me with your luxury
You bow my revenge with your annoying love

I’m walking on the dead line
The one of our sacrifice
The sacrifice of emptiness and greed
I’m walking on the dead line
The one of our sacrifice
The sacrifice of thorns and sperm and vice

I owe you something my entire life
My wounded wet body, my useless charity
Among the illusions I’ll be the eternal one
Among the destroyers I’ll be the time
I owe you something for not been anything
For having been your sperm, sperm and money
Sign this deadline on my body
While I suck the nectar of the end

I’m walking on the dead line
The one of our sacrifice
The sacrifice of emptiness and greed
I’m walking on the dead line
The one of our sacrifice
The sacrifice of thorns and sperm and vice

I’m walking the dead line

God will let me torn, torn to pieces
By his faithful dogs
He will raise my will to the ground
My bones are mud where you will curve
The severe sign of your command
I betrayed my ungrateful nation
I betrayed my only friend
I stepped on that white light on your forehead
I nourished opium with my courage
We are bound by the same drug
We are crucified
On the same deformed sacred ambition

In this circle I will close my name
In this circle I will force this love
In this circle I will clean your infection from faith

My death won’t be more glorious
Than yours, no one ever will
My defeated swallowed the bitter seed
And dark profile of your perfection
What’s the name of my saviour?
My knees will trumble while
I enter the kingdom of heaven
While I scatter my head with shit and justice
While you will substitute
My first fear with the dogma
The roadm road to devotion
Is the lobotomy, lobotomy of faith

Give me the sharpest blade so I can gratify
My heart in your flesh, I forced you to love me
I forced you to believe me, a certain lover
You hide a silver knot among my rags
And an endless road for this exanimate man
I don’t want servants, no strong legionaries
Take my first born, my most precious jewels
My wisest advice
I could give you my head and my strongest weapons
But may I grant the ever worst will of mine
Just for this filthy Instant
I want it now

My kingdom for a horse, my love
My kingdom for your last breath
This the last will of a man who lost
Who lost freedom and power
My kingdom for a horse, my love
My kingdom for your last breath
This is the last will of the blind man
Who fought the most cruel God

I should know the streets I’m walking on
Or the ones I never, never walked
I want to obey your order for once
To be the wicked one when you’ll ask me for pity
I’ll be the most ridiculous clown when you’ll ask me for justice
Ask me how I can let my kingdom sink for a moment
For a moment in your smell there’s a man who tells his story
And I should tell you mine
I should feel ashamed for not having ever done it
I should lay down and flatten out the vague borders
And the doubts of my useless life
I’m too old for being, being doubtful

Do you think you’d love him all the same?
Even if he’d lose everything faith too you gave your blood
And the rest of that ridiculous crown of all your rags
For just one dollar you will ask men
To follow you and serve you to leave their lands
And their fathers who will love you but cheaters and whores
Maybe they will follow you the same but they will
Wait for a reward richer than your word

Jesus died in Las Vegas
And here the lights have the
Have the taste of all his blood, of pain and regret
Jesus died in Las Vegas
And he died with the arrogance
Of who feels loved, feels loved and betrayed

In a dim motel you betrayed your friends
And married a bitch for few dollars a cigar
On your wedding three nails are enough to be part
Of history if one accepts it an one believes it
Someone will follow him and abandon flags and kings
With sandals or a cadillac, you will have
His place but they will forget you and you don’t know
How easy it is to substitute a God

Nothing is more contagious than sin

Be cruel with me and show me
The strength and the perfection of authority
Don’t let my heart become a victim
A victim and the executioner have the same perfect role
One inside the other
One on top of the other
The beast engraves his seal into my flesh
The angel stabs my chest with his golden arrows
I’m crawling on these streets until
You abuse my exhausted body
‘Til you make a sacrifice
Upon these violated doors

Your ivory seed enlivens
Our final carnal fight
And the conquest of this throne
Made of flesh and fascination

I’m slowly cruising until
Your last worst last desire bends my back
Wait for the storm to submit
My proud filthy love
I’m slowly cruising until
Your last worst desire bends my back
Wait because the best
Memories die fast

Without any word be clear
Without your breathing skimming my neck
I know your dagger and I will follow it
No kiss of fire for who betrayed my Adonis
And I will throw myself to your feet
You’re playing dices my virginity
Will this be the way of expiation
And the reward of my only god?
I’m crawling on these streets until
You abuse my exhausted body
‘Til you make a sacrifice
Upon these violated doors

Pretend to love my imperfection
At least for a minute
Infect my dreams with your taste
You know how to enter in me
You know how to softly torture
You know how to torture my innocence
There’s a falling bridge between my heart
And your upside down world

Let your saliva drip
Which I hold you tight
If only I had the capacity
To reject you, my love
The crazy, the soldier, the weak and the heroes love
But not us, my love
Your saliva runs slowly
Runs down on my body

I’ll need a cruel master
Who will save my vicious soul
But a master I will hate
Or that maybe will save me
But I’ll hate him, will save me
Come on, come on

Come on inside me
Because this way
Way you will save me
For one moment forget you love me
Push yourself, push inside me
Because this way
Way you will save me
For one moment forget you love me
Push yourself

I’m so disgusted
By the victories I never conquered
I feel sorry for the defeats
I am roughly headin’ to
Love me all the same when i’ll sing to you
About vaseline and lead
Look at me all the same when I’ll be
Jester of violence and pity

You should let me rot in this smelly ragged bed
It’s not my will that I want back
I will count my father thousand steps
I will count my mother thousand lies
The marches of people fighting
The tragedies of emperors without crowns
I will never ask myself again
What’s the meaning of believing in myself
Is there a reason to remain besides
My stray ideals of purification?
Let me rot in this bed of crimes and sweat
Save from my empty nights of alcohol

And everytime your hands grasp my neck
I feel saved like, like the Christ
Is this your courage? Is this the courage?
How true is the luck of dying without changing?
And everytime your hands grasp my neck
I feel saved like, like the Christ
Is this your courage? Is this the courage?
How true is the luck of dying without changing?
And everytime your hands grasp my neck
I feel saved like, like the Christ
Is this your courage? Is this the courage?
How true is the luck of dying without changing?

I know how useless is to ask you to spare me now
I know how useless is to believe in the bold
Fascination of my sexuality
What nails me inside?
Is the ecstasy of your lifeless body
The decadent shine of your lust?
I ignore the sense, the sense of perfection
The end is in between our lips
While we deny love, it’s coronation
I want to embrace you and forget
The condamnetion that God inflicted us
Have I ever, ever been free?

There are no streets for my heart
Nor voices can make my naked body shiver
But I need a slave who will stab me and
A faithful dog that will devour my body
Love me while I confided you my intentions
‘Cause you know I will fail
Love my childish purity
‘Cause you know I’d lick every sin of your flesh

The limit of love is that
Of needing always an accomplice
The limit of love is that
Of needing always an accomplice
The limit of love is that
Of needing always an accomplice
The limit of love is that
Of needing always an accomplice

I’ve lil’ in my pocket
Just some sand and some stupid truth
But enough to redeem your lack of style
And your vague sense of duty
My certainty falls
While your saliva tastes like my sex
My tongue furrows your seals
While the night whispers our end

The limit of love is that (No kisses on the mouth)
Of needing, of needing (No kisses on the mouth)

Run, run, run
Mary, run, run, run
Jimmy, run, run, run
Mary, run, run, run

I wrote in my ehxausted body
The comedy of redemption and lies
A role that I played so well
That of the loser and fake
No mothers talked to me kindly
No priest gave me consolation
What can your love offer to me?
What can my virtue give to me?

But no one paid me back
No one gave me my life back
But no one paid me back
No one gave me my life back

How can continue my comedy
Without seeing me bleed on it
Adore the viles that adore us
Implore the gods that implore us
There isn’t hell without
It’s own equilibrium
And opera that doesn’t kill his actor
Doesn’t kill his actor

But no one paid me back
No one gave me my life back

You deprived me of my conscience
And the word that will be action
And of the infinite sleep that will
Will drag me through these seas
But I will run along these banks
That you traced for me

Jimmy, run, run, run
Mary, run, run, run
Jimmy, run, run, run
But no one paid me back

12. When Hating What You Wait For (2:30)
13. Crusin' (Alternative Piano Version) (4:48)
14. I Walk The (Dead)Line (Acoustic Alternative Version) (3:22)
15. Love Through Vaseline (Demo Acoustic Version) (3:43)
16. Slave, Clowns And Ropes (4:19)
17. My Kingdom For A Horse (Alternative Piano Version) (3:53)
18. Jesus Died In Las Vegas (Demo Acoustic Version) (3:38)
19. First Love Never Dies (3:37)
20. Bastard Angel (Opening Titles) (3:18)
21. Meet Me In My Dream (2:45)
22. In League With Satan (Damballah Version) (3:07)
23. No Kisses On Your Sealed Mouth (3:23)
24. Slave (Acoustic Version) (3:52)
25. The Suite For The Shining Circle (3:06)
26. Jesus Cried in Las Vegas (4:10)

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Released: June 23, 2006

Label: Prophecy Productions

Music and worlds: Simone H. Salvatori

Arranged By [Strings]: Sten Puri

Recorded and Mixed By: Fabio Colucci

Mastered By: Marcello Spiridioni

Producer: Fabio Colucci, Simone H. Salvatori

Spiritual Front ware:

Simone ‘Hellvis’ Salvatori: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion

Sten Puri: Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizer

Jack Puri: Electric and Acoustic Guitar

Andrea Freddy: Drums, Percussion

Additional musicians:

Fabio Colucci: Bass, Synthesizer, Loops, Percussion

Matt Howden: Violin, Backing Vocals

Roberto Bellatalla: Double Bass

Pierluigi Pietroniro: Violin

Sonia Frattini: Violin

David Bursack: Viola

Luca Pincini: Cello

Alessandra Sammali: Backing Vocals

Cristiana Vignatelli: Backing Vocals

Artwork By [Graphics, Illustrations And Layout]: Paolo Soellner

Artwork By [Jesus Drawing]: Rudy De Amicis

Artwork By [Make-up]: Simona Ruggeri

Photography [Band]: Franz Benvenuti

Photography [Cover]: Giulio Di Mauro

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