Bigod 20 ‎– America / Photographic

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Techno Drome International ‎– chapter 1 program 15, ZYX Records ‎– ZYX 6055-8
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CD, Maxi-Single
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1 America
Written-By – Jallokin, Talla 2XLC
6:36
2 Photographic
Other [Original Performer] – Depeche ModeVoice – The GrilliatorWritten-By – Vince Clarke
4:53

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Slim cardboard packaging.
Recorded and mixed at Cream-Studios, Frankfurt.
Track 1 published by B. Mikulski Publ.
Track 2 published by Sonet.

Made in Germany

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  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 6350
  • Matrix / Runout: INTERPRESS-8-6055 12 MASTERED BY DADC AUSTRIA

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
chapter 1 program 15, ZYX 6055-12 Bigod 20 America / Photographic(12", Maxi) Techno Drome International, ZYX Records chapter 1 program 15, ZYX 6055-12 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
ZYX 6055-12 Bigod 20 America / Photographic(12") ZYX Records ZYX 6055-12 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
OUT 3183 Bigod 20 America / Photographic(12") Out OUT 3183 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
chapter 1 program 15, ZYX 6055-8 Bigod 20 America / Photographic(CD, Maxi, Ove) Techno Drome International, ZYX Records chapter 1 program 15, ZYX 6055-8 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
ZYX 6055-12 Bigod 20 America / Photographic(12", M/Print) ZYX Records ZYX 6055-12 Germany 1988 Sell This Version

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samplethesilence

samplethesilence

May 27, 2008
I can remember "America" receiving college radio airplay in addition to appearing on numerous dance floors in and around Houston, Texas. Several people I know referred to it as that "president song".
It appears the message is satirical: To make the United States appear to have a reputation contradictory to its self-proclaimed peaceful intentions.
The distant, heavy drums and piercing synths are overlaid by recordings of numerous American presidential speeches, putting emphasis on a religious foundation(read: Christian faith) to motivate their public to approve of political agendas, which is hinted as being to do whatever it takes to "win".
A classic techno track, to be sure, and one that despite a possible message of reproach from afar, had Americans dancing with equal vigor to European club-goers in 1988-89.