Troubled Gardens- Eden Revisited 12”

Just found a sealed (!) copy of this killer 12” for super cheap, so figured I’d share it for you all. I can’t seem to find a ton of information about Troubled Gardens, but expect some heavy bass grooves, Chameleons-esque guitars, and driving post-punk vibes from this US band. Three of the songs here are vocal ragers, while the other three are more dub-inspired jams.

This 12” was released in 1985 by Fountain of Youth records, home to bands like The Crippled Pilgrims, Government Issue, and The Velvet Monkeys. This is one of their final releases. Here’s the information:

Troubled Gardens- Eden Revisited 12”
1. Voice Carryovers
2. Incredible Changing Dub
3. Silent City
4. Domination Dub
5. Hour Of The Sun
6. Spy Dub

*download link removed* – purchase this & Troubled Gardens’ instrumental cassette HERE and HERE, respectively.

10 Responses to “Troubled Gardens- Eden Revisited 12””

  1. Anonymous Says:

    track 1: voice carryovers is corrupt.

  2. frankie teardrop Says:

    sorted it out- let me know if you still have a problem.

  3. Cinnamon Girl Says:

    Speaking of Crippled Pilgrims, do you have the Head Down, Hand Out EP? I'd love to grab a copy of that.

  4. Rainy Day Sponge Says:

    Troubled Gardens was Dan Joseph's (drummer of DC's 9353 and Crippled Pilgrims) outfit. As far as I know this is their only release.
    9353's "We Are Absolutely Sure There Is No God" and Crippled Pilgrim's "Head Down Hand Out" were posted long ago in old Lost In Tyme blog (you can find them in mirror sites, try and

  5. frankie teardrop Says:

    Thanks for the extra info and links, RDS!

  6. Great post…I went out found and bought the vinyl and i'm listening to it right now..solid guitars, gloomy post punkish stuff going on…thanks!!

  7. Anonymous Says:

    owaa thanks for posting this one ! freaking brilliant, it is a pitty that they have not released something else apart from this one (if someone knows that these guys have pressed something that it includes even an extra note please inform!!)
    Love it love it love it



  8. So cool that folks are interested in this. I sang on tracks 3 and 5. Track 3 should actually be "Silent City." Joey from Grand Mal sang on Voice Carryovers.


    Man, I had this on a CASSETTE (yes, that's right, you read that correctly) and listened to it throughout high school in the 80s.

    Good times. Just wanted to say a big "thanks" for sharing this. It's great to be able to resurrect stuff like this. Even though I haven't heard the album in 20+ years, I know exactly how it'll sound…

  10. Dan Joseph Says:

    Hey post-synth, post-punk, coldwave, synthpunk, industrial, synthpop fans! Eden Revisited is now available free from bandcamp:

    As is the companion cassette of home-cooked instrumentals:

    Best regards, Dan

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