Meat Beat Manifesto ‎– Armed Audio Warfare

Run Recordings ‎– LKS 33758, Run Recordings ‎– RUN 33758
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Although credited nowhere on this release, all recordings were remastered by Jack Dangers from the original tapes.

The version of "Reanimator" featured here is exclusive to the "Armed Audio Warfare" releases.

The songs, "Kneel & Buzz" and "Kick That Man" are incorrectly switched around in the tracklisting. Track 6 is "Kick That Man", and track 7 is "Kneel & Buzz".

Track 9, "Give Your Body Its Freedom", is a different edit of the song on the "Strap Down" single.

Track 10 is identified as "Mars Needs Women", while on the original 1990 cassette and CD pressings of "Armed Audio Warfare" it is spelled "Marrs Needs Women". This song is a different version of "Mars Needs Women", which appears the "God O.D." single.

Despite the above discrepancies, the individual track notes from the booklet read:

1: Unreleased "burnt" remix of "God O.D.", recorded December 1988.
2, 11: Unreleased track recorded February 1988.
3: From Sweatbox compilation "Bark" released May 1988.
4: From unreleased 12" [SOX 037] scheduled for release during August 1988.
5, 6, 7: From "Suck Hard" debut e.p. limited to 1500 copies, released December 1987.
8: From unreleased "Suck Hard" CD single, recorded January 1988.
9: Original version of "Strap Down" released June 1988.
10: Flip side of "God O.D." single released December 1988.

Obscured by the stylized booklet design, additional notes read:

Meat Beat Manifesto's debut album, "Armed Audio Warfare" was scheduled for release in May 1988. The masters to that album were damaged in a fire at Meat Beat HQ, Berwick St, Soho. New tracks were written and recorded, then released as the double album "Storm the Studio" (SDX 040/CD) in May 1989. This album is a compilation of previously unreleased and rare tracks that embody the initial furore of Meat Beat's manifesto. Had "Armed Audio Warfare" been released as planned, it might have sounded like this.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 780163375824
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LF73
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 9F11
  • Matrix / Runout: 28109 1
  • Other (Manufacturer mark): MFG BY CREST NATIONAL - CA E
  • Other: LKS 33758 [on both spine labels]
  • Other: RUN 33758 [on top-strip-seal and outer cd ring]

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
LD 9048 CD Meat Beat Manifesto Armed Audio Warfare(CD, Album) LD Records LD 9048 CD Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
LD 9048, NR 370, 08-030157-20 Meat Beat Manifesto Armed Audio Warfare(LP, Album, Comp) LD Records, LD Records, LD Records LD 9048, NR 370, 08-030157-20 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
MBM007 Meat Beat Manifesto Armed Audio Warfare (Remastered)(11xFile, AIFF, Album, Comp, RE, RM) MBM Records (2) MBM007 2016
MUTE 9002-2 Meat Beat Manifesto Armed Audio Warfare(CD, Album, RE) Mute, Mute Corporation MUTE 9002-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
TVT 7106, TVT 7106-2 Meat Beat Manifesto Armed Audio Warfare(CD, Album, RE) TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records TVT 7106, TVT 7106-2 US 1994 Sell This Version