Nothing You Can't Find on the Full-Length Models!
TastyBabySyndrome | "Daddy Dagon's Daycare" - Proud Sponsor of the Lit | 01/25/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I'm personally not a fan of singles, but I buy some of them in order to complete sets and to find remixes that I like of some songs. I also like the gift of B-sides in a way, with some work popping up here and there that you simply can't get your hands on, and I manage alot of singles because of items you simply can't get any other way. What I don't like are teaser models of singles designed to tout an album, with the songs covering the same ground that the album itself hammers out. That taken into account, I had to rate this Excessive Force single so low. It doesn't have anything to do with the songs, either, because all of them are pretty good songs. I like Violent Peace, find Leather Clad Warrior a little laughable but still decent, and I like Blitzkreg. On material aloe, I'd give it a 4 and would say that I put the Excessive Force albums in rotation sometimes - when I'm in that "I need some KMFDM" kind of mood. The problem is that the items listed on it, three songs in all, would be more of a sampler to what Excessive Force can do rather than something you'd really want to own. All these tracks are covered on one of two albums that were good in their time and that are, sometimes, fun to reflect back on. They tout a mixed bag of performers (some KMFDM, for all you watchers out there), showcasing some work from back "in the day." And they're want you want, not singles that don't include anything new on them.So, without wasting any more time on a single I wouldn't want, I'll simply say that this stuff should be given its loving shelf-death and the full-length albums should be picked up. That's the sound of a Gentle Death!"
Good intro to X-F at a great price
Brian Allen | Kansas, USA | 11/06/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When I decided to get into Excessive-Force, I bought this instead of an album for one reason: It was cheap. It only cost me 30 cents. You could say, "Just buy one of the albums; There's no new tracks on here.", but if you're short on cash you may not want to invest money into the unknown. Like the other reviewer of this single said, the songs alone earn it 4 stars, and considering the low prices of this disc, I'd say its worthy of those stars. Also, he is just plain wrong about the single being redundant. KMFDM has never been a band that just re-releases songs, and the same can be said for X-F. The versions on the album are different from the ones found here. If you don't mind putting down some extra cash for one of their albums then get that instead, but this is a nice taste of X-F for newcomers. Collectors of KMFDM albums will probably also want it just to be complete."