"Tyranny of the Beat: Original Soundtracks From the Grey Area": A POLL

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Listened to this a lot in high school. Retrospectively, I can't say these tracks are all essential but they were definitely gateways to interesting music.
Debate and rank as you please.


1 SPK "In Flagrante Delicto "
2 Throbbing Gristle "See You Are (Live At The Factory, Manchester 19 May 1979) "
3 Cabaret Voltaire "Automotivation "
4 Chris Carter "Solidit (Edit) "
5 Die Krupps "Wahre Arbeit, Wahrer Lohn"
6 DAF* "Co Co Pina"
7 Einstürzende Neubauten "Tanz Debil"
8 NON "Cruenta Voluptas"
9 Can "Oh Yeah"
10 Wire "Our Swimmer (Live At Notre Dame Hall, July 1979)"
11 Swell Maps "Midget Submarines"
12 Boys Next Door "Shivers"
13 Dome "Cruel When Complete"
14 Monte Cazazza "Candy Man"
15 Hafler Trio "A Thirsty Fish / The Dirty Fire"
16 Loop "Collision"
17 Fad Gadget "Collapsing New People"

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 14 March 2019 13:40 (one week ago) Permalink

"Oh Yeah" is better than most things in the universe, so that's the obvious choice. Other than that, the TG track is great, as are Dome and "Midget Submarines'

The Vangelis of Dating (Tom D.), Thursday, 14 March 2019 13:46 (one week ago) Permalink

I had the edition that came with a VHS tape, which didn't have Loop or Fad Gadget on it.

Gut says TG or EN, but worth a relisten before committing.

Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Thursday, 14 March 2019 13:58 (one week ago) Permalink

I had this compilation and remember listening to "Shivers" the most, so that gets my vote even though I hate Nick Cave now.

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 14 March 2019 13:59 (one week ago) Permalink

Although there are many bands I like better (Wire, Can, Cabaret Voltaire) the best *song* on here is Fad Gadget's "Collapsing New People". Took my head off at the time and Frank Tovey's entire output is not just underrated but unrated for the most part.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 14 March 2019 14:46 (one week ago) Permalink

If I’m going by the impact these made on Young Me (who used to listen to a lot of this stuff), it’s got to be “Tanz Debil”, the first track I ever heard by Blixa’s Collapsing New Buildings. Honourable mentions to “Midget Submarines” and “Co Co Pino”.

breastcrawl, Thursday, 14 March 2019 18:48 (one week ago) Permalink

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