I first heard Meat Beat Manifesto in 1988, saw them perform in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1989 (on a bill with a new band called Nine Inch Nails and local opener Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids) and I’ve been a fan ever since. Here, specifically, is the song that sold me on the band in the first place:
Led by only constant member John “Jack Dangers” Corrigan (formerly of post-punk/industrial/dub band Perennial Divide), MBM have embraced dub, pop, hip-hop, industrial, ambient and all manner of electronic music but have never made a bad album. And they’re still going strong! The latest, named after (supposedly) the world’s ugliest color, is more spidery crackling and less heavy dub than other recent albums… but I’m enjoying the heck out of it.