Meat Beat Manifesto
Original Fire

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Meat Beat Manifesto - Original Fire

May 20, 1997

US CD Nothing INTD-90127

  1. Helter Skelter '97 - [MOV]
  2. It's The Music [BIAS322]
  3. I Am Electro
  4. I Am Organic [MUTE7008]
  5. Radio Babylon [BIAS172, BIAS192]
  6. I Got The Fear (Part 5)
  7. Asbestos Lead Asbestos (Toxic Mix) [BIAS252]
  8. It's The Music (Mix 2000)
  9. Radio Babylon (Luke Vibert Remix)
  10. Radio Babylon (Beach Blanket Bimbo Land - The Orb)

Written, produced, and engineered by Jack Dangers
Arjan McNamara - supporting cast (8)
Freaky Chakra - supporting cast (8)
Jonny Stephens - co-engineering (3, 5)
Colin James - engineering (6)
Luke Vibert - remix and additional production (9)
Alex Patterson - remix (10)
Andy Hughes - remix (10)
Rich Borge - cover illustration and design

"Asbestos Lead Asbestos" is a cover, originally performed by World Domination Enterprises, written by Keith Dobson.

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US 2x12" Nothing INT8P-6169

side a

  1. Radio Babylon [BIAS172, BIAS192]
  2. It's The Music [BIAS322]

side b

  1. Radio Babylon (Luke Vibert Remix pt 1)
  2. Radio Babylon (Luke Vibert Remix pt 2)

side c

  1. Radio Babylon (Beach Blanket Bimbo Land - The Orb)
  2. I Am Electro

side d

  1. Helter Skelter '97 - [MOV]
  2. I Got The Fear (Pt 5)

Promo-only 2x12" single - "Radio Babylon (Luke Vibert Remix pt 2)" is a vinyl exclusive.

Okay, I was turned off at first because hey, who are they to go telling me how to beat meat? I mean, Karl Marx was bad enough with that Communist thing. I know what to do. Don't need no Manifesto ter tell me. Then I listened to it. Remixes. You know what that means, right? Weak-ass, thinned-out songs. No. Original Fire gave my head and eardrums a solid sledgehammering with unceasing electro/industrial beat for 60 minutes without any loss of interest or kneejerk rejection reaction. Several times I looked down to see my foot tapping. I even thought a few times: "That's a damn good beat, never heard that before." Voices are pure background (if you can't hack Josh Wink's "Are You There?", forget it). It's repetitive and heavy and god only knows why, but I like it. -James P. Wisdom, Pitchfork