Origin: Northern Ireland  
Genres: Alternative Metal
Page online: August 14, 2016
Last update/review: August 14, 2016

Therapy?

Founded in 1989, Therapy? is one of the more well-known bands to come out of Northern Ireland, certainly the biggest in the hard rock/metal world. Signing to A&M records after a couple of indie albums, their works such as 1992's Nurse and 1994's Troublegum got them some notoriety, but this is really a band operating on their own terms, and almost 30 years after their formation they're still at it. Though not direct soundalikes, they are kindred spirits to bands like Clutch -- not conventional metal or even traditional hard rock, but undeniably belonging in the conversation.

Current Members

Andy Cairns

vocals/guitars

Michael McKeegan

bass

Neil Cooper

drums (ex-The Beyond, ex-Gorilla)

Former Members/Guests

Martin McCarrick

clarinet/guitars

Fyfe Ewing

drums

Graham Hopkins

drums



Discography



Babyteeth  
1991 Wiiija
  1. "Meat Abstract"
  2. "Skyward"
  3. "Punishment Kiss"
  4. "Animal Bones"
  5. "Loser Cop"
  6. "Innocent X"
  7. "Dancin' with Manson"
  • Andy Cairns
  • Michael McKeegan
  • Fyfe Ewing



Pleasure Death  
1992 Wiiija
  1. "Skinning Pit"
  2. "Fantasy Bag"
  3. "Shitkicker"
  4. "Prison Breaker"
  5. "D.L.C."
  6. "Potato Junkie"
  • Andy Cairns
  • Michael McKeegan
  • Fyfe Ewing



Nurse  
1992 A&M
  1. "Nausea"
  2. "Teethgrinder"
  3. "Disgracelands"
  4. "Accelerator"
  5. "Neck Freak"
  6. "Perversonality"
  7. "Gone"
  8. "Zipless"
  9. "Deep Sleep"
  10. "Hypermania"
  11. "Summer of Hate" (Japanese release only)
  12. "Human Mechanism" (Japanese release only)
  13. "Sky High McKay(e)" (Japanese release only)
  • Andy Cairns
  • Michael McKeegan
  • Fyfe Ewing



Troublegum  
1994 A&M
  1. "Knives" Cairns
  2. "Screamager" Cairns/McKeegan/Ewing
  3. "Hellbelly" Cairns
  4. "Stop It You're Killing Me" Cairns
  5. "Nowhere" Cairns
  6. "Die Laughing" Cairns/McKeegan/Ewing
  7. "Unbeliever" Cairns
  8. "Trigger Inside" Cairns
  9. "Lunacy Booth" Cairns
  10. "Isolation" Curtis/Sumner/Hook/Morris
  11. "Turn" Cairns/McKeegan/Ewing
  12. "Femtex" Cairns
  13. "Unrequited" Cairns
  14. "Brainsaw" (Features hidden track "You Are My Sunshine" (Davis/Mitchell)) Cairns (US: )
  15. "Pantopon Rose" (Japanese release only) Cairns/McKeegan
  • Andy Cairns
  • Michael McKeegan
  • Fyfe Ewing



Infernal Love  
1995 A&M
  1. "Epilepsy" Cairns
  2. "Stories" Cairns/McKeegan
  3. "A Moment of Clarity" Cairns
  4. "Jude the Obscene" Cairns
  5. "Bowels of Love" Cairns
  6. "Misery" Cairns
  7. "Bad Mother" Cairns/McCarrick
  8. "Me Vs You" Cairns
  9. "Loose" Cairns
  10. "Diane" Hart
  11. "30 Seconds" Cairns
  • Andy Cairns
  • Michael McKeegan
  • Martin McCarrick
  • Fyfe Ewing



Semi-Detached  
1998 A&M
  1. "Church of Noise" Cairns
  2. "Tightrope Walker" Cairns/McCarrick/Hopkins
  3. "Black Eye, Purple Sky" Cairns
  4. "Lonely, Cryin', Only" Cairns/McCarrick
  5. "Born Too Soon" Cairns
  6. "Stay Happy" Cairns/McCarrick/McKeegan/Hopkins
  7. "Safe" Cairns/McCarrick/McKeegan/Hopkins
  8. "Straight Life" Cairns/McCarrick
  9. "Heaven's Gate" Cairns
  10. "Don't Expect Roses" Cairns/McCarrick/McKeegan/Hopkins
  11. "Tramline" Cairns/McCarrick
  12. "The Boy's Asleep" Cairns/McCarrick/McKeegan
  13. "Suing God" (Japanese release only) Cairns/McCarrick/McKeegan/Hopkins
  14. "60 Watt Bulb" (Japanese release only) Cairns
  • Andy Cairns
  • Michael McKeegan
  • Martin McCarrick
  • Graham Hopkins



Suicide Pact - You First  
1999 Ark21
  1. "He's Not that Kind of Girl"
  2. "Wall of Mouths"
  3. "Jam Jar Jail"
  4. "Hate Kill Destroy"
  5. "Big Cave In"
  6. "Six Mile Water"
  7. "Little Tongues First"
  8. "Ten Year Plan"
  9. "God Kicks"
  10. "Other People's Misery"
  11. "Sister" (Features hidden track "Whilst I Pursue My Way Unharmed")
  • Andy Cairns
  • Michael McKeegan
  • Martin McCarrick
  • Graham Hopkins



So Much For The Ten Year Plan  COMPILATION
2000 Ark21
  1. "Screamager"
  2. "Bad Karma Follows You Around"
  3. "Die Laughing"
  4. "Meat Abstract"
  5. "Straight Life"
  6. "Teethgrinder"
  7. "Fat Camp"
  8. "Stories"
  9. "Nausea"
  10. "Six Mile Water"
  11. "Church of Noise"
  12. "He's Not that Kind of Girl"
  13. "Diane"
  14. "Nowhere"
  15. "Potato Junkie"
  16. "Ten Year Plan"
  17. "Evil Elvis"
  18. "Summer of Hate"



Shameless  
2001 Ark21
  1. "Gimme Back My Brain"
  2. "Dance"
  3. "This One's for You"
  4. "I Am the Money"
  5. "Wicked Man"
  6. "Theme from Delorean"
  7. "Joey"
  8. "Endless Psychology"
  9. "Alrite"
  10. "Body Bag Girl"
  11. "Tango Romeo"
  12. "Stalk & Slash"
  13. "Denim Demon" (Originally by Turbonegro, Japanese release only)
  14. "Big Time" (Originally by Rudi, Japanese release only)
  • Andy Cairns
  • Michael McKeegan
  • Martin McCarrick
  • Graham Hopkins



High Anxiety  
2003 Spitfire
  1. "Hey Satan - You Rock"
  2. "Who Knows"
  3. "Stand in Line"
  4. "Nobody Here But Us"
  5. "Watch You Go"
  6. "If It Kills Me"
  7. "Not in Any Name"
  8. "My Voodoo Doll"
  9. "Limbo"
  10. "Last Blast"
  11. "Rust" (Features hidden track "Never Ending")
  • Andy Cairns
  • Michael McKeegan
  • Martin McCarrick
  • Neil Cooper



Never Apologize Never Explain  
2004 Spitfire
  1. "Rise Up (Make Yourself Well)"
  2. "Die Like a Motherfucker"
  3. "Perish the Thought"
  4. "Here Be Monsters"
  5. "So-Called Life"
  6. "Panic"
  7. "Polar Bear"
  8. "Rock You Monkeys"
  9. "Dead"
  10. "Long Distance"
  11. "This Ship Is Sinking"
  12. "Save the Sermon"
  13. "Last One to Heaven's a Loser"
  • Andy Cairns
  • Michael McKeegan
  • Neil Cooper



One Cure Fits All  
2006 Spitfire
  1. "Outro"
  2. "Sprung"
  3. "Deluded Son"
  4. "Into the Light"
  5. "Lose It All"
  6. "Dopamine, Seratonin, Adrenaline"
  7. "Unconsoled"
  8. "Our White Noise"
  9. "Private Nobody"
  10. "Rain Hits Concrete"
  11. "Fear of God"
  12. "Heart Beat Hits"
  13. "Walk through Darkness"
  • Andy Cairns
  • Michael McKeegan
  • Neil Cooper



Music Through A Cheap Transistor  COMPILATION
2007 Universal
  1. "Innocent X/Meat Abstract"
  2. "Prisonbreaker"
  3. "Perversonality"
  4. "Nausea"
  5. "Totally Random Man"
  6. "Accelerator"
  7. "Teethgrinder"
  8. "Auto Surgery"
  9. "Totally Random Man"
  10. "Bloody Blue"
  11. "Pile of Bricks"
  12. "Screamager"
  13. "Totally Random Man"
  14. "Disgracelands"
  15. "Perversonality"
  16. "Brainsaw"
  17. "Trigger Inside"
  18. "Knives"
  19. "Isolation"
  20. "Bad Mother"
  21. "Misery"
  22. "The Sweeney"
  23. "Lost Highway"
  24. "Church of Noise"
  25. "Black Eye Purple Sky"
  26. "Tightrope Walker"
  27. "Teethgrinder"
  28. "High Noon"



Crooked Timber  
2009 Demolition
  1. "The Head That Tried to Strangle Itself"
  2. "Enjoy the Struggle"
  3. "Clowns Galore"
  4. "Exiles"
  5. "Crooked Timber"
  6. "I Told You I Was Ill"
  7. "Somnambulist"
  8. "Blacken the Page"
  9. "Magic Mountain"
  10. "Bad Excuse for Daylight"
  • Andy Cairns
  • Michael McKeegan
  • Neil Cooper



We're Here To The End  LIVE
2010 Blast
  1. "Screamager"
  2. "Sister"
  3. "Turn"
  4. "Enjoy the Struggle"
  5. "Die Like a Motherfucker"
  6. "Stories"
  7. "Meat Abstract"
  8. "Exiles"
  9. "Skyward"
  10. "A Moment of Clarity"
  11. "Sprung"
  12. "Neck Freak"
  13. "Diane"
  14. "Potato Junkie"
  15. "Dancin' with Manson"
  16. "If It Kills Me"
  17. "Rust"
  18. "Nausea"
  19. "Knives"
  20. "Nowhere"
  21. "Evil Elvis"
  22. "Epilepsy"
  23. "Rain Hits Concrete"
  24. "Our White Noise"
  25. "Opal Mantra"
  26. "Fantasy Bag"
  27. "Church of Noise"
  28. "The Head That Tried to Strangle Itself"
  29. "Polar Bear"
  30. "Crooked Timber"
  31. "Punishment Kiss"
  32. "Trigger Inside"
  33. "Innocent X"
  34. "Die Laughing"
  35. "Isolation"
  36. "Teethgrinder"
  • Andy Cairns
  • Michael McKeegan
  • Neil Cooper



A Brief Crack Of Light  
2012 Blast
  1. "Living in the Shadow of the Terrible Thing"
  2. "Plague Bell"
  3. "Marlow"
  4. "Before You, With You, After You"
  5. "The Buzzing"
  6. "Get Your Dead Hand off My Shoulder"
  7. "Ghost Trio"
  8. "Why Turbulence?"
  9. "Stark Raving Sane"
  10. "Ecclesiastes"
  • Andy Cairns
  • Michael McKeegan
  • Neil Cooper



The Gemil Box  BOXED SET
2013



Disquiet  
2015
  1. "Still Hurts"
  2. "Tides"
  3. "Good News Is No News"
  4. "Fall Behind"
  5. "Idiot Cousin"
  6. "Helpless Still Lost"
  7. "Insecurity"
  8. "Vulgar Display of Powder"
  9. "Words Fail Me"
  10. "Torment Sorrow Misery Strife"
  11. "Deathstimate"
  • Andy Cairns
  • Michael McKeegan
  • Neil Cooper




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