Cabaret Voltaire - The Crackdown [LP]

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Cabaret Voltaire were at the forefront of the UK Electronic Movement of the late '70s and are one of the most truly influential and innovative acts of the
last twenty five years. Initially a three piece, Richard H. Kirk, Stephen Mallinder and Chris Watson began by playing around with recorded sounds
manipulated by basic reel-to-reel tape recorders in Sheffield in 1973. Way ahead of their time, these ideas cumulated in 1975, when the three staged their
first performance of these sound experiments and assumed the name Cabaret Voltaire, taken from the name of the club started in Zurich by the principals
of the Dada art movement during the First World War. The band began working with Rough Trade in 1978, producing a string of brilliant singles and the
now seminal triumvirate of albums ''Mix Up'' (1979), ''Voice of America'' (1980) and their most prophetic album ''Red Mecca'' (1981). Chris Watson left the
group in October 1981, but Kirk and Mallinder went on to record further great albums throughout the Eighties, having a huge influence on the developing
House and Techno scenes in both America and Europe. Cabaret Voltaire were instrumental in defining a strand of popular music which became known as
experimental or ''industrial'', whose practitioners Cabaret Voltaire moved on to leave far behind them and they continue to be a major inspiration to this
day.
This album will be released in conjunction with two other remasters from Cabaret Voltaire, Micro-Phonies, and The Covenant The Sword and the Arm of
the Lord. In addition, Cabaret Voltaire will be releasing the #8385 box set in a limited and standard edition, both of which will include vinyl, CDs, and
DVDs. Another Cabaret Voltaire release is slated for early next year as well.
Remastered Cabaret Voltaire, which hasn't been available on vinyl since the late 1980's. Both the CD and vinyl have been remastered with amazing
results-- the sound is fantastic.
TRACK LISTING:
1. 24-24
2. In The Shadows
3. Talking Time
4. Animation
5. Over And Over
6. Just Fascination
7. Why Kill Time (When You Can Kill Yourself)
8. Haiti
9. Crackdown
10. Diskono
11. Theme From Doublevision
12. Moscow
13. Badge Of Evil