7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Well, this collection of Nitzer Ebb singles has been on the cards for a couple of years.It finally surfaces at a time which feels apt as there is now an increasing interest in EBM (Electric Body Music) again, which can be seen in the popularity of Terence Fixmer et al.
Listening back to this stuff today it can be heard that Nitzer Ebb were godfathers of a 'heavier' style of dance music (long before the Prodigy and Chemical brothers first entered the arena). Indeed, some of the earlier material ('join in the chant', 'control i'm here') rubbed shoulders with more conventional balearic fare in Ibiza in the late 80's/early 90's.
They didn't trouble the chart compilers much in the UK… Read more
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This Cd is a neat summation of what is arguably the best era in The Fall's 25 year career. Finally the spiky, curmudgeonly Mark E. Smith had made it to a major label and a certain amount of commercial success to go hand in hand with the critical success he had always recieved.
My personal favourite Fall LPs (Shiftwork ant the faultless Extricate) are both represented heavily here.
From the Coldcut collaboration 'Telephone Thing' to the touching 'Bill is dead', the exuberence of 'White lightning' (a Big Bopper cover!) to thier last (and only 3rd) top 40 hit 'Free Range' (no it's not about eggs, it's about the changing face of Europe in the early 90s!) you really can't go wrong with… Read more