In response to Senthil’s post earlier today, I give you the following.
Magic the Gathering and Warhammer 40K at this little shop called GameScape (Yes I am one of the biggest DORKS EVER!). I spent hours there everyday exploring the capabilities of my own imagination. Whilst there I was introduced to Industrial Dance Music and there was one particular compilation which changed my life forever, MORTAAAL KOOMBAAAAT!!
Not only was I an avid gamer in the physical world but I also was obsessed with the video game ‘Mortal Kombat’ just like almost every 13yr old boy. When the movie trailers started playing on MTV in 1995 I was obsessed with seeing the movie incarnation of my favorite game. Shortly after airing these trailers they were pulled off of MTV for excessive violence. Paired with this clip was the music of perhaps my FAVORITE band of all time KMFDM. So as soon as the album came out I got my sugar coated fingers on it and listened to it over and over. The track Halcyon completely changed my world. I became obsessed with it and probably heard it 1000’s of times. Without this soundtrack my life would not be where it is and I would not be who I am. For all of you who weren’t even alive in 95 please take the time to listen to this and reflect on 15 years of evoloution. This album has Acid House, trance, breaks, Industrial, and more.
I’m happy to see another generation get their own soundtrack to Mortal Kombat but I don’t know if it will hold up to the cultural impact of its predecessor. I mean look, GEORGE FREAKIN CLINTON ON THIS!!!
George S. Clinton – A Taste Of Things To Come
Gravity Kills – Goodbye (Demo)
KMFDM – Juke-Joint Jezebel (Giorgio Moroder Metropolis Mix)
Psykosonik – Unlearn (Josh Wink’s Live Mix)
Orbital – Halcyon + On + On
Utah Saints – Utah Saints Take On The Theme From Mortal Kombat
G//Z/R – The Invisible
Fear Factory – Zero Signal
Sister Machine Gun – Burn
Type O Negative – Blood & Fire (Out Of The Ashes Mix)
Bile – I Reject
Napalm Death – Twist The Knife (Slowly)
Mutha’s Day Out – What U See/ We All Bleed Red
Immortals, The – Mortal Kombat (Techno Syndrome 7″ Mix)
George S. Clinton – Demon Warriors/ Final Kombat