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808 State Audio Cassette
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Product details

  • Audio Cassette (7 May 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Tommy Boy
  • ASIN: B000000HIB
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,059,155 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'Must have' album for serious electronica fans 12 Feb 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Having bought this album shortly after it was released ten years ago, I can safely say that it has survived the test of time. Although characteristically 'primitive' in its sounds compared to more modern synth usage, the tunes themselves are very well crafted. There aren't really any wholly duff 'filler' tracks either which is unusual a 13 track album today.
Listen out for some vocal contributions from Bjork who sang and wrote the lyrics for Qmart and Ooops.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Paving the way for the electronic invasion 1 Jun 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
A much more complete and consistent album than the previous '90'. It contains guest appearances from Bernard Sumner of New Order and Bjork.
Made in the early 90's so you've got to remember before buying that this was made at a time when dance music was sweeping through the UK and this Manchester group contributed to it. It may sound slightly dated compared to today's dance music but the effort that was put into this album makes it much more 'real'.
It's a mix of soft techno numbers and aggressive rave tracks. The opener 'San Francisco' is a melodic mix of techno and hip-hop while 'Lion' is a reggae-ish techno track. 'Lambrusco Cowboy' is one of the most abrasive beginning tracks 'the state' have ever produced, yet ultimately it turns into a melodic rave track.
But this album is much, much more because it contains three gems of tracks. 'Cubik', 'In Yer Face' both contributed vastly to the early, quality UK rave scene before it lost its way, and are very influential tracks. While 'Olympic' is a melodic techno number that sounds so unlike anyone else.
A testament to the way British dance music sounded when it made an effort.
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5.0 out of 5 stars TOPS 14 April 2014
By Stuart
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Top album, wicked tunes plus re-mixes, archive material and re-mastered, what more could you want if your a bit of a d.j ???
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4.0 out of 5 stars Had it on vinyl 7 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Grew up on this album but lost the vinyl copy. Good memories of growing up listening to stuff like this :)
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