Meat Beat Manifesto ‎– 99%

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Play It Again Sam Records ‎– BIAS 180
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Tracklist

A1 Now 5:19
A2 Psyche-Out 4:44
A3 All The Things You Are 4:40
A4 Hello Teenage America 2:05
A5 10 X Faster Than The Speed Of Love 5:56
B1 99% 0:19
B2 Dogstar Man / Helter Skelter 8:34
B3 Think Fast 5:01
B4 Hallucination Generation 2:40
B5 Deviate 5:24

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THANKS TO ANGIE DANIEL XXX

A PLAY IT AGAIN SAM RECORD
67 Rue De Cureghem
1000 Brussels, Belgium
ISSUED with a inner black sleeve where is printed BIAS 180 and 08-030117-20
Published by: Les Editions Confidentielles

Made in Holland.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5413356418019
  • Label Code: LC 7800
  • Rights Society: SABAM / BIEM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): 08 30117 20 1A1 BIAS 180 Stu
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): 08 30117 20 1B1 BIAS 180 A

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
61026-2, 9 61026-2 Meat Beat Manifesto 99%(CD, Album) Mute, Mute 61026-2, 9 61026-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
BIAS 180 LP Meat Beat Manifesto 99%(LP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl) Play It Again Sam Records BIAS 180 LP Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
BIUS 1055 Meat Beat Manifesto 99%(LP, Album) Play It Again Sam Records USA BIUS 1055 US 1990 Sell This Version
9 61026-2, 61026-2 Meat Beat Manifesto 99%(CD, Album, RE) Mute, Mute, Play It Again Sam Records 9 61026-2, 61026-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
BIUS 1055 Meat Beat Manifesto 99%(Cass, Album, Promo) Play It Again Sam Records USA BIUS 1055 US 1990 Sell This Version

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AUTOMATIXROMANTIX

AUTOMATIXROMANTIX

September 20, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
A great album that never really fit into the general "pop" agenda of contemporary musical dialogue, nevertheless even if it doesn't appear on billboard or rolling stone lists of "important " records, it has more substance than lots of that top 40 or corporate indie product. Created right smack in the very early stage of the psychedelic rave scene, which was funnelling the british house music tinged prog dance-rock of groups like Happy Mondays Emf PWEI etc. It manages to crosspollinate a type of punksynthrock music that is industrial, hip hop,experimental, & "rave" ( I mean that in that manchester hacienda psychedelic sense of course) ; a type of rock we dont see anymore, a rock that is even somewhat political and "countercultural" (there's a term we don't use or see anymore when referring to music!). The industrial culture of the time was a safehaven mentally for people that felt out of sync with the direction society was heading, including mainstream music fashion & behavior. Angst for the future and contemporary society is whats its all about,
all done with very well crafted beats samples and rhythms.
helmetia

helmetia

March 8, 2007
edited over 10 years ago
Get comfortable, strap yourself in and get ready for a serious journey into hard techno music. It blows your head off to put it lightly and is guaranteed to clear your house of unwanted guests! An absolute classic of monumental standards from start to finish. I can't say the same about anything later than Satyricon (which is also superb). This LP seemed to reach the peak of what MBM had been aiming towards over the previous few years and focusing more on the harder and less funk-based tracks. Great stuff.
djcatfood

djcatfood

February 19, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

Surprised as hell no one has commented on this. I remember very clearly hearing this album and being absolutely stunned. The combination of breaks, industrial, acid and Jack Dangers' trademark creepy samples and textures is simply unparalleled to this day.

Not just one or two hot tracks, but a sonic journey from raw breaks to slamming beats to the almost radio friendly "10 x Faster Than the Speed of Love." Flip side features "Dog Star Man/ Helter Skelter," an epic journey through the frantic DSM into the eerie, driving breakbeats and samples of Helter Skelter (the beats were later used as the base for the UK smash "Radio Babylon"). Throw in some sonic insanity with the likes of "Hallucination Generation," finish it off with the floor friendly and driving "Think Fast" with one of the most classic lines of all time: "When the axe swings, then the fun begins..." Suitable descriptor for this album. Dangers swings his sonic axe and leaves no man standing.

This album was a landmark in so many ways. Many credit Dangers as the godfather of breaks, and a listen to earlier MBM releases indeed reveals MBM were churning out breaks in the mid 80's. As mentioned, "Radio Babylon," one of the first breaks tracks to hit the UK dance charts
used the percussion tracks from "Helter Skelter." But more importantly, the sounds of 99% are the precursor to an array of techno, house and industrial releases spanning 17 years. I still hear new releases either sampling or emulating beats, loops and sounds from this album, either knowlingly or unknowingly.

This one established a paradigm in electronic music way back when in '89, years ahead of it's time and still fresh today. PRICELESS.