Meat Beat Manifesto ‎– Helter Skelter / Radio Babylon

Play It Again Sam Records ‎– BIAS 172
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


Other Side
A Helter Skelter 6:07
This Side
B Radio Babylon 6:22

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Incidental info:
The '9' in the runout machine stamp is actually hand etched to correct the mistake with the matrix.

Made in Holland.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 413356 417234
  • Matrix / Runout (Machine stamp side A): 08 3006-̶8̶-̶ 920 1A1 BIAS 172
  • Matrix / Runout (Machine stamp side B): 08 3006-̶8̶-̶ 920 1B1 BIAS 172
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand etchings side A): 9 A Stu
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand etchings side B): 9 A
  • Label Code: LC 7800
  • Rights Society: SABAM/BIEM
  • Pressing Plant ID (Cover): 08-030069-20
  • Pressing Plant ID (Label): (08-030069-20-2)
  • Distribution Code (Rear Sleeve): NR 300


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March 12, 2020

I played this 12" through a massive PA system, warming up before a band came on at a gig, and it shook the building. People were running around like headless chickens, banging into the walls and howling in terror. Even my ex-girlfriend, who wasn't exactly my biggest fan at that point, came up to me afterwards and congratulated me for playing it. One of the best records of its type from the era.


October 26, 2016
edited over 3 years ago
One of the few tracks from this era that I could drop in my (non breakbeat) sets now. I go apeshit on the dance floor to this track.
If you haven't heard them the remixes of "Radio Babylon" in the B side, released as "Version Galore" together with Psyche-Out remixes is some of the best records released during the nighties IMHO.


December 15, 2004
edited over 15 years ago

Arguably one of the first breakbeat/techno releases that was responsible for kick-starting the Uk Hardcore, & Jungle scenes here in the UK. Alongside Lenny D Ice..'We Are I.E.', Success N Effect-Roll It Up(Let The Bass Kick), and many Shut Up And Dance releases. Using heavy dub atmospherics, 808/909 break beat textures, and a large dose of industrial/technology/futurism which attracted both the hip hop b-boy crowd, the dub/reggae followers, the 'traditional' acid house raving crew, and the techno heads. This release has it all...I'm an old school techno head first and foremost, but a great track should not be forgotten whatever genre it fits in.