04:56 - ScreamingSteelUS Yeah, it seems like Cracked has now overtaken "MAD." Moving online in 2005 was a very smart idea. I've had the chance to peruse some old "MAD"s myself, but I've been a loyal fan of Cracked for six or seven years now.
04:49 - Redn1ght No wonder then! @Screaming. (Only way I knew about MAD was because of seeing some OOLD issues in a second-hand book store and dad showed them there.)
04:43 - ScreamingSteelUS Actually, yes. Cracked began life as one of the many magazines competing for the market "MAD" created. It was the only competitor that managed to survive, and while they now have their own empire, they began as a "MAD" ripoff.
04:36 - Redn1ght Hmm.. I wonder if there's any connection between MAD magazine and Cracked.com.... Their humor is similar to each other in a way.
04:18 - Boxcar Willy Fuckin' purolator didn't notify me my package was here so now they shipped it back to the sender. Beyond pissed off.
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]
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.
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.