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Tracklist

Do Right6:44
The Operative3:14
Digital Rasta3:40
Spies In The Wires3:19
Theme From Earthshaker2:48
James Brown5:01
Slammer5:37
Blue Heat4:04
Sensoria6:19

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Cover of Micro-Phonies, 1984, VinylMicro-Phonies
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Virgin – 206 701, Virgin – 206 701-620Europe1984Europe1984
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Cover of Micro-Phonies, 1984-11-00, VinylMicro-Phonies
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Virgin – CV 2, Some Bizzare – CV 2UK1984UK1984
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Virgin – VL 2316Canada1984Canada1984
Cover of Micro-Phonies, 1984, VinylMicro-Phonies
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Virgin – 70292France1984France1984
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Cover of Micro-Phonies, 1984, CassetteMicro-Phonies
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Virgin – TCV 2, Some Bizzare – TCV 2UK1984UK1984
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Cover of Micro-Phonies, 1984, VinylMicro-Phonies
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Virgin – VG 50092, Some Bizzare – VG 50092, Virgin – 062-VG 50092
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Greece1984Greece1984
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Cover of Micro-Phonies, 1984, VinylMicro-Phonies
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Virgin – CV 2, Some Bizzare – CV 2New Zealand1984New Zealand1984
Cover of Micro-Phonies, 1984, CassetteMicro-Phonies
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Virgin – VL4 2316Canada1984Canada1984
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Cover of Micro-Phonies, 1984-00-00, VinylMicro-Phonies
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Virgin – CV 2, Some Bizzare – CV 2UK1984UK1984
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Cover of Micro-Phonies, 1984-00-00, VinylMicro-Phonies
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Virgin – CV2, Some Bizzare – CV2, Virgin – CV 2, Some Bizzare – CV 2
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Australia1984Australia1984
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Cover of Micro-Phonies, 1984-00-00, VinylMicro-Phonies
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Virgin – CV 2, Some Bizzare – CV 2Italy1984Italy1984
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Cover of Micro-Phonies, 1984, CassetteMicro-Phonies
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Virgin – 262 VG 50092Greece1984Greece1984
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Cover of Micro-Phonies, 1984, VinylMicro-Phonies
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Virgin – 206 701, Virgin – 206 701-620Europe1984Europe1984
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Cover of Micro-Phonies, 1984, CassetteMicro-Phonies
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Virgin – TCV 2, Some Bizzare – TCV 2UK1984UK1984
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Cover of Micro-Phonies, 1984, VinylMicro-Phonies
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Virgin – CV 2, Some Bizzare – CV 2Australia1984Australia1984
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Cover of Micro-Phonies, 1984, CassetteMicro-Phonies
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Virgin – TCV 2, Some Bizzare – TCV 2UK1984UK1984
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Micro-Phonies
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Virgin – VL4 2316Canada1984Canada1984
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Cover of Micro-Phonies, 1985, CDMicro-Phonies
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Virgin – CVCD2UK1985UK1985
Cover of Micro-Phonies, 2000, CDMicro-Phonies
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Virgin – CVCD2Europe2000Europe2000
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Cover of Micro-Phonies, 2013-11-11, CDMicro-Phonies
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Mute – CABS23CD, The Grey Area – CABS23CD, Mute – 50999 9 93827 2 8, Mute – MUT 69580
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UK, Europe & US2013UK, Europe & US2013
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Cover of Micro-Phonies, 2013-11-11, VinylMicro-Phonies
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Mute – CABS23, The Grey Area – CABS23UK2013UK2013
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Cover of Micro-Phonies, 2013-11-06, CDMicro-Phonies
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Traffic Inc. – TRCP-145Japan2013Japan2013
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Cover of Micro-Phonies, 2022-06-17, VinylMicro-Phonies
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Mute – LCABS23, The Grey Area – LCABS23, Mute – 5400863059323
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USA, Canada & Europe2022USA, Canada & Europe2022
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Virgin – TCV 2, Some Bizzare – TCV 2UKUK
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Cover of Micro-Phonies, , CDMicro-Phonies
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Virgin – CVCD2UKUK
Cover of Micro-Phonies, , CDMicro-Phonies
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Virgin – CVCD2UKUK
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Virgin – CVCD2UKUK
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Virgin – CVCD2EuropeEurope
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Virgin – CVCD2EuropeEurope
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Reviews

koobyjoo's avatar
koobyjoo
Fantastic pressing. Dynamic as hell. Punchy, full of life. This just got remastered on colored vinyl by Mute but I see no reason to upgrade when this original pressing is so perfect.
Devo_Enjoyer's avatar
Devo_Enjoyer
As wsevans said, this album sounds phenomenal, and that's not just the fantastic mixing and mastering. This 1st UK pressing has a very clear and really dynamic sound stage. The synths cut through like a cold knife. Really just fantastic, and what an album too, definitely one of my favorite dance records. Be sure to look into the lyrics as well as usual with the Cabs having much to say about the time this came out in. Most of it is still relevant!
wsevans's avatar
wsevans
This is a great sounding record, co-produced and engineered by Flood
GammaX's avatar
GammaX
The picture of this german printed vinyl version from 1984 are actually the pic of the CD. The vinyl looks very similar to the UK release. Correct labels though.
jkn's avatar
jkn
Regarding breaking into the mainstream, a subway poster for Micro-phonies is in "Ferris Beuler's Day Off" (John Hughes film, 1986) in Ferris' bedroom. I don't recall any Cabaret Voltaire music on the soundtrack, but the simple fact they were viewed as hip and cool enough to be a prop at that point while not having any mainstream visibility in the US I thought was interesting. Or, did Virgin simply pay to place it there? Then again, it seems it would have been The Covenant, The Sword, The Arm Of The Lord instead.
cvoltaire02's avatar
cvoltaire02
The Cabs' follow up to 'The Crackdown' is a bit grittier and sparser sounding, concentrating more on the beat/rhythm for the dancefloor. It was also the first release that received some recognition from the mainstream. The CD features both the original and 12" versions of 'Sensoria' (their 'big hit'-- you can even find it on Rhino's 'Just Can't Get Enough' series) and 'Blue Heat'. Other highlights range from the post-punk funk of 'The Operative', the dubby 'Digital Rasta' (which samples...Geraldo?!), and the creepy-crawling 'Spies In The Wires'. Altogether, one of their best releases.
Yeshello's avatar
Yeshello
An album that solidifies their move into electro-funk. Worth it alone for "Sensoria", but "James Brown" and "Digital Rasta" are good listens as well.