Meat Beat Manifesto ‎– Armed Audio Warfare

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Wax Trax! Records ‎– WAX 7106
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A1 Genocide 5:17
A2 Repulsion 3:23
A3 Mister President 5:58
A4 Reanimator 4:10
B1 I Got The Fear 4:59
B2 Kneel & Buzz 5:25
B3 Kick That Man 4:33
B4 Fear Version 1:07
B5 Give Your Body Its Freedom 7:28

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  • Barcode (Printed): 0 17837-7106-1 3
  • Barcode (Scanned): 017837710613

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LD 9048 CD Meat Beat Manifesto Armed Audio Warfare(CD, Comp) LD Records LD 9048 CD Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
LD 9048 Meat Beat Manifesto Armed Audio Warfare(LP, Comp) LD Records LD 9048 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
WAX 7106 Meat Beat Manifesto Armed Audio Warfare(LP, TP, Comp) Wax Trax! Records WAX 7106 US 1990 Sell This Version
TVT 7106, TVT 7106-2 Meat Beat Manifesto Armed Audio Warfare(CD, Comp, RE) TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records TVT 7106, TVT 7106-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
WAXCD 7106 Meat Beat Manifesto Armed Audio Warfare(CD, Comp) Wax Trax! Records WAXCD 7106 US 1990 Sell This Version

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AUTOMATIXROMANTIX

AUTOMATIXROMANTIX

March 5, 2013
edited over 4 years ago

Armed Audio Warfare is a rather exact title for the lp, in 1990 electronic music, and well music in general was in a state of philosophical chaos. The 70s sound of rock , pop and rhythm and blues had been over run by the whole synth phenomena, as well and a new type of hyper pop mostly lead by American artists (think of the 80's club hits). Rap and hip hop were also starting to become an actual presence and not just a fad or gimmick in the musical history timeline. In the post rock,post punk, post 80s pop landscape, industrial music seemed like the logical conclusion of all the jarring directions. Armed Audio Warfare encapsulates the mood and sound perfectly of those times, and for some people like me, it resonates as lively today as it did then. The sound is harsh and aggressive at times like rap or punk, the beats sound like a team of demolition robots tearing apart some musicologist's record collection,bits of jazz, soul, acid house, the head of flavor flav being reanimated with Russian zombie technology, all sorta being thrown around and reassembled into new monstrous audio sculptures. but at the same time it maintains a strong aesthetic without degrading to pure noise or drones. I constantly still start singing/rapping out of the blue some of the rhymes on the record, which are strangely enough sorta catchy like a pop song.
dexterfeng

dexterfeng

July 30, 2003
What was supposed to be a debut album got turned into something else thanks to a fire that destroyed or at least munged up the initial recordings to the extent that they needed to be redone.
All the tracks compiled on this release are assembled from various eps and compilations released and not on Sweatbox, and compiled as a kind of this is what it might have sounded like kind of intent.
With that said. This album came upon the unsuspecting masses like a swarm of locust's and wreaked complete havoc by throwing open doors and messing up heads. That clear undeniable path between Front 242, Eric B. & Rakim, and Big Black was found with this record.