Cabaret Voltaire – The Covenant, The Sword, And The Arm Of The Lord


The Covenant, The Sword and the Arm of the Lord is the seventh full-length studio album by the electronic band Cabaret Voltaire. The album was released through Some Bizzare Records in November 1985. Musically, the album featured a more abrasive, sample-heavy sound than its predecessor and contained many sexual innuendos in the lyrics, to which Virgin Records took objection. Several speeches by Charles Manson were also mixed in between songs. Cabaret Voltaire were warned by their record label to produce a charting single or risk being dropped, so the group subversively released a music video for the track “I Want You”, which Richard H. Kirk later admitted was about masturbation. The album peaked at #57 in the UK, securing Cabaret Voltaire’s future with the label. However the group switched to EMI for the release of Code, their 1987 follow-up album.

White Coloured LP
Label: Mute Records
Cat. #LCABS25