"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.


Poll Results

9 Can "Oh Yeah" 4
7 Einstürzende Neubauten "Tanz Debil" 3
17 Fad Gadget "Collapsing New People" 2
13 Dome "Cruel When Complete" 1
2 Throbbing Gristle "See You Are (Live At The Factory, Manchester 19 May 1979) " 1
12 Boys Next Door "Shivers" 1
4 Chris Carter "Solidit (Edit) " 0
16 Loop "Collision" 0
15 Hafler Trio "A Thirsty Fish / The Dirty Fire" 0
14 Monte Cazazza "Candy Man" 0
11 Swell Maps "Midget Submarines" 0
10 Wire "Our Swimmer (Live At Notre Dame Hall, July 1979)" 0
8 NON "Cruenta Voluptas" 0
3 Cabaret Voltaire "Automotivation " 0
6 DAF* "Co Co Pina" 0
5 Die Krupps "Wahre Arbeit, Wahrer Lohn" 0
1 SPK "In Flagrante Delicto " 0

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 14 March 2019 13:40 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 31 March 2019 00:01 (one month ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 1 April 2019 00:01 (one month ago) Permalink

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