Someone came up to the booth and asked for this band one night but I hadn't heard of them. I keep a running list of these requests and yes, I really do try to find all of them. I can't know everything; the people on the dance floor are one of my greatest resources.
Naming themselves after the Ultravox song "My Sex", Mi-Sex is what happens when
This song is so so early '80s that it hurts; you can kind of hear a bit of their prog rock roots in the guitars, but it's all about the fear of computers taking control, with that trapped-inside-an-Atari vocal style fighting to be heard over all the synths. Coincidentally, due to their name, this landed in my "atomic blog" folder right before Ministry's "Same Old Madness" and they go great together.
So, you all know industrial gods Ministry. Most of you are familiar with the likes of "So What," "Stigmata" and "Jesus Built My Hotrod." You're even pretty familiar with the first Ministry album With Sympathy, which you're afraid to admit that you like better than the rest of their work. You wish Al Jourgensen would have kept hanging out with Depeche Mode (I kid!) for more fake British accent and made more records like this.
But HEY! You can take one more trip down that synthy route that they were known for at the time with this unreleased single "Same Old Madness."
This track still has not seen an official release. It was originally supposed to see light in 1982 as the band's second single following "Cold Life." The song was recorded and a video was filmed (partially at Chicago's Metro, as legend has it) until Ministry decided to move to Arista Records for the release of With Sympathy.
Sidenote: Angry Biker Al in the video? MMM, what a treat.
I made a quick mix this afternoon, loosely based on my sets at our costume contest Thursday night. Have a great Halloween!
Human League: Darkness
Anne Clark: Sleeper In Metropolis
Cabaret Voltaire: Yashar [John Robie Mix]
Ministry: Everyday is Halloween
Duran Duran: Wild Boys
Depeche Mode: Personal Jesus [Pump Mix]
Michael Jackson: Thriller [DiscoTech Remix]
Front 242: Welcome To Paradise
Posted: October 31st, 2009
at 4:02pm by qbot
Tagged with 2009, american, animotion, anne clark, belgian, british, cabaret voltaire, darkness, depeche mode, discotech, duran duran, everyday is halloween, front 242, halloween, human league, industrial, michael jackson, ministry, mix, new wave, obsession, personal jesus, pop, remix, synthpop, thriller, wax trax, welcome to paradise, wild boys, yashar
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