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Release date: November 1989
Style: Industrial metal

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8.6 | 84 votes

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Disc I
01. Like Rats
02. Christbait Rising
03. Pulp
04. Dream Long Dead
05. Head Dirt
06. Street Cleaner
07. Devastator
08. Mighty Trust Krusher
09. Life Is Easy
10. Locust Furnace
11. Tiny Tears [bonus]
12. Wound [bonus]
13. Dead Head [bonus]
14. Suction [bonus]

Disc II [2010 Remaster re-release]
01. Like Rats [Original Unreleased Mix]
02. Christbait Rising [Original Unreleased Mix]
03. Pulp [Original Unreleased Mix]
04. Dream Long Dead [Original Unreleased Mix]
05. Head Dirt [Original Unreleased Mix]
06. Streetcleaner [Live In Geneva 1990]
07. Head Dirt [Live In Geneva 1990]
08. Pulp [Rehearsal May 1989]
09. Dream Long Dead [Rehearsal April 1989]
10. Christbait Rising [Rehearsal April 1989]
11. Deadhead [Original Demo Guitar & Machine 1988]
12. Suction [Original Demo Guitar & Machine 1988]

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Additional info
Releases:
- (12") Mosh 15, 1989 - Earache
- (CS) Mosh 15, 1989 - Earache
- (CS) 88561-2023-4, 1989 - Relativity / Earache
- (CD) Mosh 15CD, 1989 - Earache Records
- (CD) 88561-2023-4, 1989 - Relativity / Earache
- (CD) Mosh 15CD, 1994 - Earache Records (Re-issue)
- (12") KR-21, 2008 - Kreation Records
- (2xCD) Mosh 1501, 2010 - Earache Records (Remaster)

Tracks 1-5 were recorded at Soundcheck in Birmingham, May - August 1989, without Paul Neville.

Tracks 6-10 were recorded at Square Dance in Derby, May 1989, with Paul Neville.

Tracks 11-14 are bonus tracks and were recorded for an EP called Tiny Tears that was never released.

Remastered and re-released in 2010 shipped with a extra disc with rough and original mixes from the Streetcleaner studio sessions, also rehearsal versions and live versions.

Guest review by
BitterCOld

Rating:
9.5
"Streetcleaner", to cut right down to it, is a thoroughly crushing, punishing, unforgiving, and unrelenting album.

The album cover itself foreshadows the content within - about a dozen bodies strewn up on crosses against a napalm-colored haze background. The music within is every bit as bleak as that image.


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published 06.11.2005 | Comments (24)

Staff pick by
BitterCOld

01.07.2010 2010 saw the Godflesh reunite for a (marred) performance at Hellfest, and saw Earache re-release a special 2cd anniversary version of this classic with remastered versions of the original tracks on one disk, and unreleased mixes and live versions of the same track order on the second disk.

Whether the original Streetcleaner or the MMX reissue, it's a slow, crushing, claustrophobic, bleak, and asphyxiating album that will leave you roadkill.

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Goricyde - 08.07.2010 at 16:50  
  Lookin forward to checkin this out.
Alex Fenger - 15.10.2012 at 21:24  
Rating: 8 The only Godflesh album i enjoyed thoroughly, thoroughly being quite a bit. The others just felt too clean, but I've only listened to each about twice so i might have to run back through them all
mz - 12.03.2013 at 16:15  
Rating: 10 Easily the most crushing music I've ever heard.
!J.O.O.E.! - 12.03.2013 at 16:32  
Rating: 7
Written by Alex Fenger on 15.10.2012 at 21:24

The only Godflesh album i enjoyed thoroughly, thoroughly being quite a bit. The others just felt too clean, but I've only listened to each about twice so i might have to run back through them all

I've always preferred the s/t debut EP to this, and the pre-Godflesh stuff under the 'Fall of Because' name even more than that. Much more dense, noisy and satisfying than this I feel.



The approaches on on this vary a fair amount from plodding industrial, to punk and grind and noise rock.
Mr. Doctor - 12.03.2013 at 16:42  
Rating: 10 Well, to me this stuff owns. That is all.
Alex Fenger - 12.03.2013 at 16:44  
Rating: 8
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 12.03.2013 at 16:32

I've always preferred the s/t debut EP to this, and the pre-Godflesh stuff under the 'Fall of Because' name even more than that. Much more dense, noisy and satisfying than this I feel.

Never heard their earlier stuff, which currently feels like a stupid move by me. I'm quite liking the sound of those tracks. Too much industrial, or a primarily industrial focus is a tad off-putting for me (usually). However, when you mix industrial with other genres, I find that wonderful things can happen.
!J.O.O.E.! - 12.03.2013 at 16:47  
Rating: 7
Written by Alex Fenger on 12.03.2013 at 16:44

Never heard their earlier stuff, which currently feels like a stupid move by me. I'm quite liking the sound of those tracks

I only discovered them a year or so ago. All in all, given my tastes, the sound on Fall of Because is much more my thing,
Demerzel - 28.05.2013 at 09:48  
Rating: 8 Holy crap, that Fall of Because stuff is awesome. They/he should've stuck with that sound, I much prefer it to Streetcleaner and co. And I love Streetcleaner.
mz - 19.06.2013 at 12:34  
Rating: 10 The fall of because was good, but I still prefer Godflesh and this album in particular
deadone - 14.02.2014 at 04:44  
Rating: 7 Only 77 votes for this classic?!? And we have nearly 50,000 users?!?


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