Saturday, February 23, 2008
Moev - Crucify Me
There are always the few bands in your collection which you have a special place for, and find that nobody even knows who they are. Moev are one of these bands, and I have been collecting their material for some time now. Before you decide not to read further, you can thank this band for founding Nettwerk Records, which in Canada brings you artists like Skinny Puppy, Severed Heads and Sarah McLachlan. If you want to truly discover the roots of Moev, you'll find yourself a copy of Zimmerkampf, which was a release from 1982. They sounded more like that of Siouxsie & The Banshees on this album, or at least that's what I get out of it. The album is a great listen, though fairly hard to find. We can now jump forward to 1986, where we find a more electronic approach to the music on Yeah, Whatever. Funnily enough, the best known single from this band is also titled 'Yeah, Whatever', and found on this album. 'Crucify Me' has always been my favorite track from this album, though 'Yeah, Whatever' probably got the most airplay in radio and in clubs. It's not quite what I would call industrial music, but fans from that genera might take a liking to Moev. They had a unique musical style that set them apart from labelmates, and may have had a hand in somewhat alienating them from anything mainstream. Chances are, you won't find much in the way of a Moev revolution from this post, but again like other posts, I attempt to bring some light to a band that deserves a bit of highlight.
Track 1, Crucify Me (GM Edit Extended)
Track 2, Crucify Me (Radio Mix)
Track 3, Crucify Me (Extended Mix)
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US Atlantic Records 1989, 0-86454
Personal rating 4/5
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