Fini Tribe - I Want More   12” single 45 rpm

1987 Wax Trax! Records

Discogs

I don’t have to say no more
You know what I’m aiming for
Don’t care if I break a law
I want more and more and more!

The Creatures - Right Now b/w Weathercade   7” single 45rpm
1983 Wonderland / Polydor
Discogs
Right now Let the full world break in two Right now Stars can tumble from the blue Right now Just as long as I’m with you
Right now It’s the time and it’s the place Right now For a ride to outer space Right now Let me have that wild embrace
You have set my soul on fire Only you can satisfy this great desire
Siouxsie covering a swingin’ brassy jazzy tune that usually brings Mel Torme to mind!

The Creatures - Right Now b/w Weathercade   7” single 45rpm

1983 Wonderland / Polydor

Discogs

Right now
Let the full world break in two
Right now
Stars can tumble from the blue
Right now
Just as long as I’m with you

Right now
It’s the time and it’s the place
Right now
For a ride to outer space
Right now
Let me have that wild embrace

You have set my soul on fire
Only you can satisfy this great desire

Siouxsie covering a swingin’ brassy jazzy tune that usually brings Mel Torme to mind!

Grinderman - Worm Tamer   12” single  45rpm Ltd Ed  green vinyl

2010 Mute

Discogs

You know they call my girl the Worm Tamer
She cracks lightning like a viper’s tongue
She leaves me every night and who could blame her
I guess that I’ve just loved you for too long

For too long!

Grinderman is Mr. Hyde to the Bad Seeds’ Dr.Jekyll.

Features remixes by UNKLE, A Place To Bury Strangers and Oliver Ackermann

Siouxsie And The Banshees - Candyman   12” single  45rpm

1986 Wonderland / Polydor

Discogs

A cool missile, yes, it’s in his smile
With open arms to welcome you beware the masked pretender
He always lies, this candyman
Those lips conspire in treachery to strike in cloak and dagger, see

Candyman
Oh, Candyman

I’m a bigger fan of Lullaby. It’s such a beautiful song.

The Communards - Never Can Say Goodbye / Tomorrow    12” single  33rpm

1987 MCA Records

Discogs

You may break the skin but you can’t kill the soul

I’ve had all I can take

I’m leaving tomorrow

Mark Stewart - As The Veneer Of Democracy Starts To Fade   LP 33rpm

1985 Mute

Discogs

This album is an absolute must-have for any fans of classic “pre-chunky-guitarified” electronic/industrial! Noisy, beat heavy, sample-laden and sonically dystopian.

Die Warzau - Disco Rigido    LP 33rpm

1989 Polygram

Discogs

We fight anticipation
This is how the Romans burn
We fight communication
This is how the planets turn
We’re on the road to freedom
Waiting for the mushroom sign
This is a fading nation
This is 1989

We feel it
We feel it
We feel it

Die Warzau were so adept with their hybrid of industrial and funk. The music is infectiously dancy and doesn’t skimp on the harsh sounds and pummeling rhythms. Jim Marcus’ fantastic vocals are a nice contrast to the usual over-processed/distorted vocals typically employed in most industrial/aggro/electro/whatever-the-fuck-you-want-to-call-it music.

Orchestral Manoeuvers In The Dark - Organisation   LP 33rpm

1980 Dindisc

Discogs

Enola Gay, is mother proud of little boy today
Aha this kiss you give, it’s never ever gonna fade away

Enola Gay, it shouldn’t ever have to end this way
Aha Enola Gay, it shouldn’t fade in our dreams away

The Legendary Pink Dots - Princess Coldheart  12” single   45rpm

1990 Play It Again Sam Records USA

Discogs

Princess Coldheart closed her eyes and waited for the kiss to snap her
chain between her lips. They waited proud; they waited willing…filed
in, failed, and so she killed them.

In the courtyard flowers bloomed; they draped themselves ‘round tombs
and rows of crosses…. Pretty flowers bloomed; they draped themselves
‘round tombs and rows of crosses.

Manufacture -  As The End Draws Near/Passion For The Future    12” single  45rpm

1988 Nettwerk

Discogs

This is it
We stand alone

We can see it all from here
The starless night across the mountain side
No one left to talk to
There’s nothing left to say

Into the valleys
The shadow of death
Griefs silently across the darkened sea

Manufacture was Brian Bothwell and Perry Geyer of Boston, Ma. As The End Draws Near is a bouncy, lilting piece of EBM with a splash of ethereal vocals provided by a not yet famous Sarah McLachlan. Nice article on them at Vice.