Nitzer EbbJoin In The Chant

Label:Mute – 12mute64
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single


AJoin In The Chant (Burn!)
RemixPhil Harding
B1Join In The Chant (Gold!)
RemixMiller*, Flood
B2Join In The Chant (Lies! - Instrumental)5:41

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℗ 1987 Mute Records Limited. © 1987 Mute Records Limited

Recorded at Greenhouse Studios, London.
Publishing Blue August Music.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Variation 1): 12 mute - 64 A PAG P3 Noel
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Variation 1): 12 mute - 64 B1 PAG P3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Variation 2): 12 mute - 64 A1 P4 PAG ᙠ NOEL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Variation 2): 12 mute - 64 B1 P4 PAG U̶
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Variation 3): 12 mute - 64 A1 P4 PAG ^ NOEL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Variation 3): 12 mute - 64 B1 P4 PAG ^
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Variation 4): 12 mute - 64 A1 PAG ᙠ NOEL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Variation 4): 12 mute - 64 B1 PAG ᙠ

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Join In The Chant (12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single, SRC Pressing)Geffen Records, Geffen Records0-20786, 9 20786-0US1987
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Join In The Chant (7", Single)Mutemute64UK1987
Join In The Chant (12", 45 RPM)Mute, MuteINT 126.870, 12 Mute 64Germany1987
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Join In The Chant (12")Sanni Records12 MUTE 64Spain1987
Join In The Chant (12", 45 RPM, Clear)Mute, MuteINT 126.870, 12 Mute 64Germany1987



  • 8892sales's avatar
    Nowadays I prefer listening to the Instrumental.

    But the vocal was an absolute anthem pretty much everywhere. From the Balearic crew to the Acid House teds to the New Beat, EBM and early Techno massive. I now will more likely choose the Instrumental because I can't quite readily take the vocal chanting as often anymore. This record as a whole used to work the crowd into an absolute frenzy. I saw people who were previously soul boys and girls absolutely freak out to this.

    Tip: If one already likes this and in the very unlikely event have never heard the Album version, they'll need to get on the case sharpish. The alternative Electro styled drum beat groove feels even more hard hitting than the well known four to the floor versions.
    • mountainmusik's avatar
      I killed this in the 90s at Cafe Deluxe all in Black drinking Black label.. so many emotions in this.
      • AcidMouse's avatar
        Edited 6 years ago
        Without any shadow of doubt. Join In The Chant (Burn!) is an acid house / balearic classic. Too many parties in 88/89 where this one ravaged the dancefloor. Fond memories and personally my favourite Nitzer Ebb tune.
        • Crijevo's avatar
          Judging from the mixes, too bad this, of all NE singles, remains their most uninspiring. The superb album version got far more respectful (mis)treatment with the bonus addition on the CD version of "That Total Age" ("Metal Mix" especially, which Terence Fixmer himself prefers and to much greater effect).

          As for this very single, the song is just overstretched in three rather spineless, exploitable "bonus beats" versions per se, of which the edgier second (gold!) may seem the most interesting on first listen, but apart from the irresistible, stripped-to-the-bone mechanical beat, nothing in it really takes you any higher (well, if observed from the "sinister hip hop" angle, this mix actually does the original some justice). However, the opening version (burn!) while keeping some of its subversive charm, is tamed into a mild, utterly tedious dance number, which only starts to build towards the end (ironically this template remains a favourite, the band themselves using it for their live shows to the present day).

          While some of the appeal remains - considering the true beast this should have been, with a proper b-side to it (like many other amazing singles of theirs), and remixes less lazy - it all sadly came down to mere bombast graphics over content.

          But then again, the choice is yours.


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