Cabaret Voltaire ‎– The Crackdown

Virgin ‎– CV 1, Some Bizzare ‎– CV 1
Vinyl, LP, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 24-24
A2 In The Shadows
A3 Talking Time
A4 Animation
Drum Programming [Rhythm Assistance] – Dave Ball
B1 Over And Over
B2 Just Fascination
B3 Why Kill Time (When You Can Kill Yourself)
B4 Haiti
B5 Crackdown
Drum Programming [Rhythm Assistance] – Dave Ball

Companies, etc.



CV1 standard LP issue. Not to be confused with a visually similar CV1 repress listed below.
Comes with a printed inner sleeve.
Track times do not appear on release.

Limited first edition LP+EP issue is here.
OVED reissue is here.
CV1 repress/reissue of OVED release is here.

Recorded and mixed at Trident Studios, December 1982.
With thanks to Steveo for support and encouragement, Jane, Marion, Stuart.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): CV 1 A-2U-1-2̸1-2 WESTERN WORKS -2- A PORKY PRIME CUT
  • SPARS Code (Side B runout): CV 1 B-2U-1-2- A PORKY PRIME CUT

Other Versions (5 of 31) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VLX4 2266 Cabaret Voltaire The Crackdown(Cass, Album) Some Bizzare VLX4 2266 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
TRCP-144 Cabaret Voltaire The Crackdown(CD, Album, RE, RM) Traffic Inc. TRCP-144 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
CV 1 Cabaret Voltaire The Crackdown(LP, Album, RE, RP) Virgin, Some Bizzare CV 1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
062 - VG - 50005, 062 - VG - 50.005 Cabaret Voltaire The Crackdown(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Some Bizzare 062 - VG - 50005, 062 - VG - 50.005 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
CV 1 Cabaret Voltaire The Crackdown(LP, Album) Virgin CV 1 Italy 1983 Sell This Version



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January 21, 2010
a landmark album for modern electronica, that also reflects certain changes in the artistic development of cabaret voltaire, but nevertheless is as radical and groundbraking as anyhting they have done before this release. applied dance-beats actually intensify the messages, moods and methods mallinder and kirk always wanted to express, a visonary album on the cutting edge of it´s era and beyond. the albums still sounds raw and fresh and has not lost impact on it´s hypnotic and haunting qualities. where kraftwerk´s "computerwelt" aims for clean surfaces to produce timeless music, "crackdown" challanges the listerner with raw and dark substance, that is a more realisitc dystopic projection of our futures ahead. we should answer with "just fascination".