Saturday, January 23, 2010

Musical Interlude: Cabaret Voltaire

Here's a live version of "Gut Level" from 1983:



While you're at it, check out an interview with CV's Richard H. Kirk from the BBC documentary Synth Britannia.

Finally, here's a track from Red Mecca (an album Kirk mentions in his interview), titled "Black Mask":



That whole album (Red Mecca) was solid, menacing, paranoid soundtrack music that was right for the times. For better or worse, the recordings hold up remarkably well nearly three decades later and are every damn bit as relevant. "Black Mask" was possibly my favorite track off the album, and fits very nicely with this video of vintage 1950s sheeple. I keep waiting for someone to take the tune and turn it into a soundtrack to a video of people going through airport security, obediently taking off their shoes, and getting full body scans from those radiation emitting monstrosities that are supposed to keep us "safe" from "terra."

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