I remember getting introduced to the music of MLWTTKK in 1991... a dear friend of mine copied his cd of Confessions of a Knife to cassette, and I listened to it nearly non-stop for the next 2 years, and when the cassette broke, I bought the CD and listened to that for another 5 yrs.
Then I got my first MP3 player, and guess what the first thing on it was...
That’s right, PM5K... and TKK. ;)
I still jam that album all the time. A masterpiece. The peak of early industrial right before industrial would dominate so much of the 90’s.
Some people point to Pretty Hate Machine. And that’s a viable argument, but I point to Confessions of a Knife. Because it is not ashamed of what it is.
And if you come at me with The Downward Spiral, you were late to the party.
@TheGibson My introduction to industrial was Ministry's "The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste" so I'm pretty well late to the whole party.
@craigmaloney that was an good early album!
IMHO the best thing about Downward Spiral was the remixes, which did two things:
* brought me a fabulously nasty remix of 'Reptile' by David Oglive, that track and especially that mix are Style Goals
* introduced me to Aphex Twin via the weird little moody tracks that he didn't actually use any NIN samples in the construction of
i mean it was an alright album I guess but it wasn't a bolt from the blue the way PHM was, and Trent's "everything is terrible forever" narrative voice was already starting to wear thin as his fortunes rose.
@anthracite yes. I differentiate the two albums as angry hungry goth boy, and well paid famous goth boy.
@TheGibson Wow, I haven't listened to "Confessions" in ages. I should revisit that.
@TheGibson I was that way with Dead Boys and Lords of the New Church.
@voltur lords of the new church... been a while.
@thegibson welp guess I know what I'm listening to now .. so fkin good
@TheGibson I heard them in '94 while couch surfing with a bunch of skate punks with good taste, and was instantly hooked.
@mdhughes Jesus... this is very similar to my own stuff.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.