Hell ‎– Munich Machine

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
db74, VVR1003181 Hell Munich Machine(2xLP, Album) Disko B, V2 records db74, VVR1003181 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
63881-29474-2 Hell Munich Machine(CD, Album) V2 63881-29474-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
29474-SD-CD Hell Munich Machine(CD, Album) So Dens 29474-SD-CD Spain 1998 Sell This Version
50331 9703182 8 Hell Munich Machine(CD, Album) V2 50331 9703182 8 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
VVR1003182, db74 Hell Munich Machine(CD, Album) V2 Records, Disko B VVR1003182, db74 UK 1998 Sell This Version
VVR1003182, db74 Hell Munich Machine(CD, Album) V2 Records, Disko B VVR1003182, db74 UK 1998 Sell This Version
VVR1003182P Hell Munich Machine(CD, Album, Promo) V2 VVR1003182P Germany 1998 Sell This Version
V2CI 27 Hell Munich Machine(CD, Album) V2 V2CI 27 Japan 1999 Sell This Version

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DirtyDisco

DirtyDisco

March 29, 2012
referencing Munich Machine, 2xLP, Album, db74, VVR1003181

For my ears this ties with Hell's "NY Muscle" for his best full length. My favorite tracks on the album were always "This Is For You", a glitchy, sexy, mechanical vocal techno workout feat. Chicks On Speed. But "For Your Love" is pure non-stop, thumping sex disco. I've had this album since I was about 14, same year it came out, and recognized a lot of the samples Hell uses on the album or the original versions of the songs like "Warm Leatherette" or "Suicide Commando" and a few others. But although as sure as I was that "For Your Love" probably sampled some old disco tune I never knew what until yesterday. "For Your Love" samples/in based on/rips from "For Your Love" by Chilly (1978) which is a cover of a song by the Yardbirds and is Chilly's "For Your Love" is even more epic and sleazy that Hell's version. But that's what I like about Hell, he takes classics like those and turns them inside out, still leaving much of the original but re-interpreting them into whole new twisted tracks, and the all original songs like "This Is For You" will move your feet, sleaze you out and blow your speakers equally as well.
DougieBoomBoom

DougieBoomBoom

February 5, 2005
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Munich Machine, 2xLP, Album, db74, VVR1003181

This is in my opinion Dj Hell's best full length release. I own it on cd and 2lp and if I saw another copy of it on wax, i would probably by it too. From beginning to end it reads like a bible of modern dance music with samples and sightings from likes of Moroder, No More, Barry Manilow, Dominatrix, and the Normals. It gives obvious head nods to late 80's house, italo, and new wave sound and then gives it a contemporary thrust. Plus with cotributions from Richard Bartz, Dj Naughty and members of Chicks On Speed, you gotz to git it.
JabbaJus

JabbaJus

February 17, 2004
referencing Munich Machine, CD, Album, 63881-29474-2

If you like your electronica hard, with a twist and made with a subtle sense of humour then this is the cd for you. From the warped retake of Barry Manilow's 'Copacabana' to the superb reworking of Dominatrix's(Stuart Argabright and co)'The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight' to the magnificent pulsating track ' For Your Love' which just builds and builds, this album just doesn't fail to grab you by the unmentionables and keep you captivated throughout.
EDJ303

EDJ303

September 18, 2003
referencing Munich Machine, CD, Album, VVR1003182, db74
Hell borrowed the title for his second proper album from the Giorgio Moroder supergroup of the '70s, so it's not surprising that Munich Machine looks to disco culture for its starting point. But of course, that's only the starting point. Munich Machine is a varied collection of acid, techno and house that marries Hell's vision of acid-electro to an assortment of straight-ahead dance tracks and a few truly odd covers — including a stunning remake of the Barry Manilow chestnut "Copacabana" and a reworking of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" with the lion replaced by a dominatrix. It's not exactly a commercial venture, but Munich Machine occasionally possesses the flavor of a retro-disco record like Daft Punk's Homework.
mccannd52

mccannd52

April 21, 2002
referencing Munich Machine, 2xLP, Album, db74, VVR1003181

An interesting sometimes trying ride.A mish mash of electro,techno pop,chip shop,flip flop or whatever you want to call it.If you like quirky then you'll like this and any way if electro pops the next big thing then soon everyone's going to be claiming ownership to this record since the release date.