Industrial Power-Pop Madness

Okay, Industrial Power-Pop doesn’t exist. If it did I think it would be the greatest thing ever though. I might have a massive rant or two in the coming days, so consider this the calm before the fuckstorm.

Cheap Trick
Baby Talk
New Cheap Trick motherfucker! No, not here, here. Check it out because it’s totally awesome because Cheap Trick is one of the best bands of all time and if you don’t think so you suck. That’s my critical analysis for the night.

Anyways, like I said before, the songs I am posting tonight are not new Cheap Trick songs, they are in fact old Cheap Trick songs. “Anytime” is from their 1997 self-titled release, an album that I believe is woefully out of print. It’s a sleazy song about boning, in other words classic Cheap Trick. “Baby Talk” and “Brontosaurus” (which is a cover of a song by The Move) were only available on a two-track EP that came with some copies of the 1997 album. You can thank my mom for these tracks, since she was one of five people that bought this album when it came out, handing it off to me several years later.

These Boots Are Made For Walkin
These Boots Are Made For Walkin‘ (Bombs Remix)
These Boots Are Made For Walkin‘ (Candy Remix)
Back In The USSA
Why would KMFDM cover “These Boots Are Made For Walkin‘?” I got a better question for you, why wouldn’t they? All of these tracks are from a 4-track EP called Boots which came out in 2002.

5 Responses to “Industrial Power-Pop Madness”

  1. Hywel says:

    Hello Again,
    Liking the exposure to stuff I don't usually listen to and catching up on a bit of stateside gossip (twitter is just another PR / advertising consultants wet dream for those with far too much time on their hands or money to pay someone to be arsed to do it for them if you ask me – which nobody did… but hey).
    Anyway back to the music on the theme of "These boots" this is definately the best over I've heard of it by Exactshit (Hexstatic) DnB stylee and v catchy
    Vid links seem the quickest way to direct anyones whose interested
    keep on truckin

  2. stephen says:

    Those Boots covers are fun — thanks for posting them. As you say, why not?

    The WTFiest cover of that song might be Crispin Glover’s:

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Mom,

    SnOOd 8P

  4. Anonymous says:

    Kmfdm is awesome. Saw them with combichrist a few years ago. Your post got me listening to them both, as well as other 90's wax trax artists like sister machine gun and my life with the thrill kill kult. I would love to see some tracks by them up on here sometime. As far as industrial power pop goes, I think nine inch nails may be as close as it gets though.

  5. Peter says:

    Actually, industrial power pop does exist. Check out the "Endless, Nameless" album by the Wildhearts. Make particular note of the songs "Pissjoy," "Soundog Babylon," and "Now Is the Colour." Their b-sides from this era are also excellent too.

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