Children's Masterpiece Theatre

    2000 - 2008: Chicago alternative rock


Discography:

Drift or Die Trying front cover art.

Drift or Die Trying

released: April 4, 2008 (Tyranny Belle); 13 tracks

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Children's Masterpiece Theatre

released: Sept. 27, 2007 (Tyranny Belle); 14 tracks

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Flesh of Lost Summers

released: Sept. 18, 2007 (Tyranny Belle); 5 tracks

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SheEP

released: Sept. 5, 2005 (Tyranny Belle); 9 tracks

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For Amberlee

released: Sept. 1, 2003 (Ice Planet Hell Music); 4 tracks

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The Diseases of Venus

released: Aug. 1, 2003 (Ice Planet Hell Music); 12 tracks

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DJ Irony Presents: Vol. I

released: Sept. 1, 2002 (Ice Planet Hell Music); 9 tracks

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Nitetime All the Time

released: June 1, 2002 (Ice Planet Hell Music); 13 tracks

Supplemental Releases:

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Notabilia

released: Feb. 11, 2016 (Tyranny Belle); 9 tracks

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Outer Heaven

released: March 7, 2011 (Tyranny Belle); 15 tracks

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Tyranny Belle Subscription Service, Vol. II

released: July 8, 2008 (Tyranny Belle); 9 tracks

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Tyranny Belle Subscription Service, Vol. I

released: Dec. 4, 2007 (Tyranny Belle); 7 tracks

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Left to right: Kathryn Hines, Peter Walsh, Jerry Good, Nate Winter, Timothy O'Connell, Art Bamford. Photograph by <a href="http://greyscalegorilla.com/" target="top">Nick "Vegas" Campbell</a>. Photograph by <a href="http://greyscalegorilla.com/" target="top">Nick "Vegas" Campbell</a>. Photograph by <a href="http://greyscalegorilla.com/" target="top">Nick "Vegas" Campbell</a>. Photograph by <a href="http://greyscalegorilla.com/" target="top">Nick "Vegas" Campbell</a>. Photograph by <a href="http://petercelauro.com/">Peter Celauro</a> Grease paint by Benny Monson. Zombie effects by Benny Monson. Left to right: Peter Walsh, Kathryn Hines, Timothy O'Connell, Art Bamford, Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri, Nate Winter, Jerry Good.
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About:

Children's Masterpiece Theatre was an alternative rock band from Chicago, IL.

After seven years of small run releases of varying lengths, CMT's full-length debut, "Children's Masterpiece Theatre", was released on September 18th, 2007 by Tyranny Belle Records. Seven months later, a 13-track compilation of remixes and alternate versions of songs from CMT's eponymous debut called "Drift or Die Trying" was released to coincide with an April 2008 show at Chicago's Beat Kitchen.

Around that time, Sound Opinions host Jim DeRogatis described CMT as "a combination of vintage '90s symphonic Smashing Pumpkins with Tool or Nine Inch Nails electro-industrial thrash," praising the band's "ambitious self-titled album" and newer demos which showcase "the promise of a band struggling to find a unique path forward from its obvious influences."

The Beat Kitchen show was CMT's last public performance and the band broke up later in 2008. This was the final lineup:

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