Cabaret Voltaire – The Crackdown


Cabaret Voltaire are an English music group formed in Sheffield in 1973 and initially composed of Stephen Mallinder, Richard H. Kirk, and Chris Watson. The group was named after the Cabaret Voltaire, the Z├╝rich nightclub that served as a centre for the early Dada movement. The early work of Cabaret Voltaire consisted primarily of experimentation with DIY electronics and tape machines, as well as Dada-influenced performance art, helping to pioneer industrial music in the mid-1970s. Finding an audience during the post-punk era, they integrated their experimental sensibilities with dance and pop styles. They are often characterized as among the most innovative and influential electronic groups of their era. The Crackdown is their fifth studio album, released in August 1983. AllMusic described The Crackdown as “one of Cabaret Voltaire’s strongest albums” and “one of their most distinctive, challenging records.”

Label: Mute
Cat. # CABS22

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