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Johnny ViolentNorth Korea Goes Bang

Label:Earache – MOSH 128 T
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
Country:UK
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Genre:Electronic
Style:Techno, Gabber

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ANorth Korea Goes Bang
RapD-Kwest*
BU.S. Intervention
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  • Barcode: 5018615112860
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side [hand-etched]): MPO MOSH - 128 - T A1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side [hand-etched]): MPO MOSH - 128 - T A2

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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North Korea Goes Bang (Cassette, Promo)EaracheMOSH 128 TUK1994

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dokka.chapman's profile picture
dokka.chapman
Edited one year ago
Released as a precursor to the second album 'Psycho Drama' (under the name Ultraviolence), 'North Korea Goes Bang' would later be included in Johnny's solo record 'Shocker in 1996. An odd little track, it came to fruition when Violent woke one morning to hear a sound clip of Bill Clinton on the news and decided to create a song around it.
Although you'd be thinking it was about the early 90's political minefield, it's theme is more a means to an end as Johnny has admitted since that it was more about showcasing American jingosim, and as such means that this can be seen as just a fun gabber classic that is catchy as hell.
Also included is the b-side 'U.S. Intervention'. An unsettling rework of the title track that makes use of some of the same samples (all be it with a different outcome) this song would also end up on 'Shocker' as a deep cut. It's unrelenting steady march and foux chord patterns give off a distinct totalitarian vibe that suits the release a little too well. Combined together it's clear that Johnny was preparing for something a little different to his debut album which would see him create the ambitious story driven concept album 'Psycho Drama' (something that was pretty rare on the Hardcore Electronic scene). Plus with both tracks being included on other media it means that they can be easily found if you're looking to own this as more of a collector's item.
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philbeard
Edited 8 years ago
Silly but effective gabba - makes good use of the military theme via some marching sounds. Just slightly too goofy to capitalise on the hefty bass.