Tag Archive for 1989

Die Warzau - Disco Rigido

Flashback 1989: Die Warzau – Disco Rigido

Released in 1989, Disco Rigido by Die Warzau was the first album from Chicago performance artists James (Jim) Marcus and Van Christie. Formed in 1987, initially as Die Warzau Synfony, the group made the scene at a time when many other bands including Front 242, Ministry, Nitzer Ebb and Front Line Assembly were gaining momentum with ebm audiences. Die Warzau… More

Meat Beat Manifesto - Storm The Studio

Flashback 1989: Meat Beat Manifesto – Storm The Studio

Storm The Studio by Meat Beat Manifesto released in 1989 on Wax Trax! Records was then and is still today a masterpiece of electronic sound. In it you find an unbelievable combination of funk, industrial rhythms, break beats, hip-hop, noise and rap that to this day sounds as groundbreaking as when it debuted. Four tracks “God O.D.,” “Re-Animator,” “Strap Down,”… More

Nitzer Ebb - Belief

Album Review: Nitzer Ebb – Belief

Nitzer Ebb continues to be relevant to anyone revisiting the origins of industrial and ebm.  Heavily regarded as their best album by fans, Belief remains the pacesetter and it persists in being a model for many bands and records that followed. This is not an album with hits or best tracks – the entire album is a masterpiece of electronic… More

Front Line Assembly ‎– Gashed Senses & Crossfire

Flashback: Front Line Assembly ‎– Gashed Senses & Crossfire

Released in 1989 via Wax Trax! Records — Gashed Senses & Crossfire became an instant industrial classic and is regarded as one of the best albums from the band. The Gashed Senses & Crossfire release, along with the band touring for the first time, pushed Front Line Assembly to the forefront of industrial music recognition. Upon release both “Digital Tension… More

Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine

Album Review: Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine

If I had to illustrate what it might have been like to be in an alternative club in 1989 then this is the album I would select to help make that point. Pretty Hate Machine is a great example of the energy and unique sound of the time period. A club staple through the early 90s, the thundering bass on… More