KMFDM essentials--beginner's guide to KMFDM

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10 mars 2007, 18h02m

I spent all night putting this list together. It is broken down into three categories as though it were posted on iTunes. It is my opinion that if someone was looking to get into KMFDM, this list, in the order it appears would give new listeners a good idea where to start and where to go from there. I started with the most accessible tracks and ended with the tracks that are good once one has acquired a taste for them.

The Basics
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Megalomaniac
Juke-Joint Jezebel
Anarchy
WWIII
A Drug Against War
Light
Son of a Gun
Leibesleid (Infringement Mix)
Free Your Hate
Sturm und Drang
D.I.Y.
Dogma
Waste
Jihad
Intro
Godlike (Doglike Mix)
Terror
Inane
Superhero
Today
Hau Ruck
Stray Bullet
Risen
Blackball
Last Things
That's All

Once you've made it through this group, and if you are still thirsty for more KMFDM, this next group of tracks is a good place to go from there.

Next Steps
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back in the ussa
More & Faster
Rules
Down and Out
Dirty
Adios
Moron
Ultra
Preach/Pervert
Mini Mini Mini
Virus (Pestilence Mix)
Spit Sperm
Save Me
Real Thing
I Will Pray
Full Worm Garden
Don't Blow Your Top
Spiritual House
Every Day's A Good Day
Urban Monkey Warfare
Go to Hell (Fuck MTV mix)
Murder
Flesh
Glory
These Boots are Made for Walkin'
Brute

This last set of tracks are, in my humble opinion, just as good as basics, some of them are much better in fact. However, they are the tracks that in my youth I would skip over to get to the tracks from the basics lists. In time, though, I've come to appreciate these tracks very much and while I've worn out my ears for many of the tracks on the basic list, the tracks on the last list seem to get better the more I listen to them.

Deep Cuts
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Sucks
Sex On the Flag (Jezebelbuttfunk Mix)
Help Us, Save Us, Take Us Away
Torture
No Meat - No Man
Witness
Beast
Auf Wiederseh'n
Craze
Rip The System
Money
Achtung!
UAIOE
Pity for the Pious
Piggy Bank
Blame
Liebesleid
Bereit
Free Your Hate (Kaptn*S Krunch Mix)
The Problem
Bargeld
Virus (Dub)
Vogue
Godlike (Chicago Trax Version)
Kickin' Ass
Ansage

And if you were able to make through and listen to each track on that list then congratulations, you can legitimately call yourself a KMFDM fan. Of course you can call yourself one anyways if you didn't listen to all the songs on this list, but in my opinion, these are the tracks that every true fan of KMFDM knows and loves. There are others of course, and this list was very difficult to put together. But if you have access to every single release of KMFDMs (and thanks to iTunes in May you will), then these are the tracks you should definitely listen to. I will be posting these as play lists on iTunes in May when Symbols and Adios are released on Metropolis Records. Thank you for your attention.

DISCLAIMER:
I realize some of you may be KMFDM vets and probably want to know where I get off making assertions as to what a beginners guide to KMFDM might look like and all I have to say is that I have been a KMFDM fan since I was 11, when KMFDM was 11, and now I have been listening , very intently I might add, to KMFDM for half of my life and since I have a purchased copy of every KMFDM CD ever released (save for one or two EXTREMELY rare releases), then I feel that makes me eligible. Comments are welcome and revision requests accepted at my discretion. Thank you.

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Commentaires

  • Kthy

    I am not a huge fan but I must admit that I really enjoy their music. I have heard Angst and Hau Ruck...I was planning to really dig into their music. Thanks so much, this is a really good guide.

    11 mars 2007, 20h23m
  • noisedisciple

    Great list, though I'd put Sex on the Flag, Ultra, Flesh and Dirty on the gateway list. And Real Thing since it's probably their most overtly pop song. Stars and Stripes deserves a recommendation, and to me (I don't know if anyone would agree) the Excessive Force remix of Megalomaniac is much better than the album track.

    2 mars 2009, 10h59m
  • noisedisciple

    And for the love of god, add "Leid und Elend" to the fan favorites list.

    2 mars 2009, 11h06m
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