1000 Fires
Traci Lords - 1000 Fires
Traci Lords
Released February 28, 1995
Recorded 1994
Length 55:51
Label Radioactive
Producer Gary Kurfirst (exec.), Juno Reactor, Mike Edwards, Babble

1000 Fires is the debut studio album by Traci Lords, released on February 28, 1995 by Radioactive Records. The album remains her only full-length music release to date. Lords started working on the album in April 1994, and collaborated with producers Juno Reactor, Mike Edwards and Babble. Executive produced by Gary Kurfirst, 1000 Fires is predominantly influenced by electronic music with elements of techno, trance and trip hop. Lyrically, it mostly focuses on dark themes, referring to Lords' past in the porn industry, confessing her rape experience on the song "Father's Field" or dealing with thoughts of suicide on "Fallen Angel".

Upon its release, the album received generally positive reviews from music critics. However, it achieved moderate commercial success because its sound was aimed more at the underground rave scene audience, and failed to enter the Billboard 200. During the promotion of the album, Lords performed as a DJ and opened shows for other artists such as Moby or the band My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult.

Two singles from the album were released. The lead single, "Control", peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs and its instrumental version was featured in the film Mortal Kombat (1995). The soundtrack to the film was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which earned Lords her first music award. Its following single, "Fallen Angel", was also successful in charts, peaking at number eleven on Hot Dance Club Songs. The Paul Oakenfold remix of the song was included on the soundtrack to the film Virtuosity (1995), in which Lords had a cameo appearance.

Track listingEdit

  1. Control
  2. Fallen Angel
  3. Good-N-Evil
  4. Fly
  5. Distant Land
  6. Outlaw Lover
  7. I Want You
  8. Say Something
  9. Father's Field
  10. Okey Dokey