Marc and the Mambas: Torment and Toreros

In August 1983, “Some Bizzare” label released “Torment and Toreros”, the second Marc and the Mambas studio album. It was recorded January – May 1983, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Marc Almond.


  • Marc Almond – vocals, guitar, percussion, mixing
  • Annie Hogan – vocals, piano, harpsichord, Farfisa organ
  • Steve Sherlock – flute, saxophone
  • Lee Jenkinson – vocals, bass, guitar, drums
  • Matt Johnson – guitar
  • Peter Ashworth – drums, timpani
  • Frank Want – drums
  • The Venomettes – string arrangements

       Anne Stephenson – violin

       Ginny Hewes – violin

       Martin McCarrick – cello

       Billy McGee – double bass

  • Flood – mixing
  • Huw Feather – design
  • Peter Ashworth – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Marc Almond, except where noted.

  1. Intro – Marc Almond, Sally Mambas
  2. Boss Cat – lyrics by Marc Almond, music by Anne Stephenson, Ginny Hewes
  3. The Bulls – Jacques Brel
  4. Catch a Fallen Star
  5. The Animal in You – Marc Almond, Sally Mambas
  6. In My Room – Joaquin Prieto, English lyrics by Lee Pockriss, Paul Vance
  7. First Time
  8. (Your Love Is A) Lesion
  9. My Former Self – Marc Almond, Annie Hogan
  10. Once Was – Marc Almond, The Venomettes
  11. The Untouchable One – Marc Almond, Lee Jenkinson
  12. Blood Wedding – traditional Spanish song
  13. Black Heart – Marc Almond, Annie Hogan
  14. Medley: Narcissus/Gloomy Sunday/Vision – Marc Almond, Steve Sherlock, Sam M. Lewis, Rezső Seress, Peter Hammill
  15. Torment – Marc Almond, Steven Severin, Robert Smith
  16. A Million Manias – Marc Almond, Foetus
  17. My Little Book of Sorrows
  18. Beat out that Rhythm on a Drum – Georges Bizet, Oscar Hammerstein II

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