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ALL THIS SCRATCHING IS MAKING ME SICK Meat Beat Manifesto Discography Last Update: 12 July 1991 Written by Jon Drukman (jondr@sco.com) Additional information supplied by Greg Earle, Vidar Hanssen, Philip Katz, Ed Klein and Peter Lee. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SUCK HARD December 1987 EP Sweatbox SOX 023 (UK) [limited edition of 1500 copies] I Got The Fear (4.59) Kick That Man (5.29) Kneel and Buzz (4.34) Fear Version (1.08) [Recorded for CD single 1/88, not released] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ I GOT THE FEAR Winter 1988 Remix 12" Sweatbox SOX 023R (UK) I Got The Fear (Titanium Mix) (5.52) I Got The Fear (Without Jack) (6.00) Engraved in the run-out grooves: A Side - "Jack Your Body Son Fire" B Side - "Suck A Little Bit Harder" This single replaced SOX 023 (the SUCK HARD EP) in order to showcase the new Meat Beat sound. The Titanium Mix is closest to I Got The Fear Part 1 on Storm The Studio. At this point they were still hyping the Armed Audio Warfare LP, because across the top of the single's cover, it reads "A Preview Into The Ecstasy Of Armed Audio Warfare." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ BARK Spring 1988? LP Sweatbox SAX 025 (UK) Compilation album of Sweatbox artists. Features "Mister President" and "Kneel And Buzz" by Meat Beat Manifesto. Also contains "Beehead" by Perennial Divide, a band that Jack Dangers was in before he started MBM. >From the booklet: A three headed beast with strongly defined ambition. Gregg (re- animator) Retch, the sound system, a deck, a desk, and an ear for the impure. Pirahna Jones, visuals, a choreographer, a video director and a sight for the sound. Jack Dangers, the singer. Their debut "Suck Hard" was a misunderstood Chrimbo release and was deleted in the new year in favour of "I Got The Fear (Titanium Mix)." An album "Armed Audio Warfare" was scheduled, but destroyed in a fire before it reached the cut. But the future is clear, "STRAP DOWN," a twelve inch single released in May, a few alternative formats, a two pronged live assault and a double take video set. The ambition is simple: the balls in the mix, not necessarily in the band. The thrill in the live show, not in the guitar solo. And any hype from an attitude, not from a bank. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ STRAP DOWN June 1988 12" Sweatbox SOX 032 (UK) Strap Down (6.41) Give Your Body Its Freedom (8.05) W.A.L.L. to W.A.L.L. (4.06) Remix 12" Sweatbox SOX 032R (UK) Strap Down (SDP 12" Remix) (7.33) Give Your Body Its Freedom (8.02) W.A.L.L. to W.A.L.L. (4.06) CD Sweatbox SOX 032CD (UK) Strap Down (SDP 7" Remix) (4.19) Strap Down (SDP 12" Remix) (7.33) Give Your Body Its Freedom (8.02) 7" Sweatbox SOX 032R (UK) Strap Down (SDP 7" Remix) (4.19) W.A.L.L. to W.A.L.L. (4.06) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ REANIMATOR August 1988 12" Sweatbox SOX 037 (UK) Not released. This mix of Reanimator appears on Armed Audio Warfare and is closest to Reanimator Part 3 on Storm The Studio. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ GOD O.D. 14 November 1988 12" Sweatbox SOX 039 (UK) 12" Wax Trax WAX 065 (US) God O.D. (7.35) Mars Needs Women (3.28) CD5 Wax Trax WAXCD 065 (US) God O.D. (7.35) Mars Needs Women (3.28) Feelin' Dangers (3.13) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ STORM THE STUDIO 20 February 1989 2LP Sweatbox SDX 040 2LP Wax Trax WAX 066 CD Sweatbox SDX 040CD (UK) CD Wax Trax WAXCD 066 (US) God O.D. Part 1 (5.19) God O.D. Part 2 (6.42) God O.D. Part 3 (5.22) God O.D. Part 4 (3.00) Reanimator Part 1 (6.07) Reanimator Part 2 (4.08) Reanimator Part 3 (5.31) Reanimator Part 4 (4.03) Strap Down Part 1 (5.50) Strap Down Part 2 (7.01) * Strap Down Part 3 (8.07) I Got The Fear Part 1 (6.15) I Got The Fear Part 2 (3.59) I Got The Fear Part 3 (3.07) I Got The Fear Part 4 (5.23) * Not on the CD versions ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ DOG STAR MAN Late Fall 1989 12" Play It Again Sam BIAS 142 (UK) 12" Play It Again Sam USA BIUS 3037 (US) CD3 Play It Again Sam BIAS 142 CD (UK) CD5 Play It Again Sam USA BIUS CD 3037 (US) Dog Star Man (5.11) Still Falling (2.27) Dog Star (4.17) dv8 (4.39) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ HELTER SKELTER Summer 1990 12" Play It Again Sam BIAS 172 (UK) 12" Play It Again Sam USA BIUS 3050 (US) CD? Play It Again Sam BIAS 172 CD (UK) CD5 Play It Again Sam USA BIUS CD 3050 (US) Helter Skelter (6.07) Radio Babylon (6.22) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 99% Summer 1990 LP Play It Again Sam BIAS 180 (UK) CD Play It Again Sam BIAS 180 CD (UK) CD RRE ALCB-119 (Japan) CD/LP Mute/Elektra ??? (US) Now (5.19) Psyche-Out (4.44) All The Things You Are (4.40) Hello Teenage America (2.05) 10x Faster Than The Speed Of Love (5.56) 99% (0.19) Dog Star Man/Helter Skelter (8.34) Think Fast (5.01) Hallucination Generation (2.40) Deviate (5.24) The Japanese CD contains all of the Dog Star Man and Helter Skelter singles as bonus tracks, as well as including lyrics and pictures in the booklet. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ARMED AUDIO WARFARE Late Summer 1990 LP Play It Again Sam LD 9048 (UK) LP Wax Trax WAX 7106 (US) CD Wax Trax WAXCD 7106 (US) Genocide (5.22) Repulsion (3.28) Mister President (6.03) Reanimator (4.13) I Got The Fear (4.59) Kick That Man (5.29) Kneel And Buzz (4.34) Fear Version (1.08) * Give Your Body Its Freedom (7.33) * Marrs Needs Women (4.15) * Cutman (5.32) * CD-Only bonus tracks. The listing on the back of the album has "Kick That Man" and "Kneel And Buzz" switched. The above listing is correct. Originally, the first Meat Beat album was to be called Armed Audio Warfare, but the masters were mostly ruined in a fire at their SoHo flat (the arsonists accidentally torched their studio rather than the intended victims downstairs). They reused the title for this release, but it consists of compilation tracks, b-sides and other rarities. "Genocide" is the music for what became "Psyche-Out" (LP mix) with lyrics from "God OD." "Give Your Body Its Freedom" is the same as the versions on the _Strap Down_ singles minus the opening 35 seconds. "Marrs Needs Women" is somewhat different from "Mars Needs Women." The back of the album contains a good account of what was released when and where. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PSYCHE-OUT Late Fall 1990 12" Play It Again Sam BIAS 182 (UK) Psyche-Out (Version 1) (5.40) Psyche-Out (Version 2) (5.58) Remix 12" Play It Again Sam BIAS 182R Psyche-Out (Sex Skank Stripdown) (8.07) Radio Babylon (6.22) CD Play It Again Sam BIAS 182 CD (UK) Psyche-Out (Version 1) (5.40) Psyche-Out (Version 2) (5.58) Psyche Dub (5.58) 12" Mute ED 5512 [White label DJ promo] Psyche-Out (Version 1) (5.40) Psyche-Out (Version 2) (5.58) Psyche Dub (5.58) Psyche-Out (Sex Skank Stripdown) (8.07) Psyche-Out (Sex Skank Mix) (7.54) 12" Mute/Elektra ??? (US) CD Mute/Elektra 9 66579-2 (US) Psyche-Out (Version 1) (5.40) Psyche-Out (Version 2) (5.58) Psyche-Out (Sex Skank Stripdown) (8.07) Radio Babylon (Space Children Intro Mix) (4.55) Radio Babylon (Version Galore) (4.56) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ VERSION GALORE (All Versions In One) Winter 1991 LP Play It Again Sam BIAS 192 (UK) CD Play It Again Sam BIAS 192 CD (UK) Radio Babylon (space children intro) (4.55) Radio Babylon (version galore) (4.56) Psyche-Out (Sex Skank Stripdown) (8.07) * Psyche-Out (Version 1) (5.40) Psyche Dub (5.58) Radio Babylon (6.22) Psyche-Out (Sex Skank Mix) (7.54) * CD-Only bonus track. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Videos: I know of two videos currently available: "Strap Down" and "I Got The Fear." The "Strap Down" video uses the version on the original 12". The "Fear" video has a unique mix of the song, halfway between the original Suck Hard version and the Titanium Mix. Both videos are available for NTSC consumers on a Wax Trax video compilation (Volume 2). Other information: Jack and Marcus used to be in a band called Perennial Divide before starting Meat Beat Manifesto. Here's an ultra brief discography of their output, all material released on Sweatbox Records: 12" Bee Head [produced by Andy Partridge of XTC] 12" Leather Necks 12" Burn Down LP Purge Jack Dangers did the "Selectors" and "Dirty Dubbing" mixes of _Hyperreal_ for The Shamen. He also mixed the Consolidated "Friendly Fa$cism" album and "Brutal Equation" single. That's it for now, kids. This is what it's all about...

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