Essentially just one song.
SRFireside | Houston, TX United States | 02/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the one and only single from the Gruesome Twosome, which is a project band including DJ Morpheus, Bertrand Burgalat, Mental Overdrive and Thrash from The Orb. Hallucination Generation was the one club hit back in the late 80's and this is the single to find it in. Don't let the several tracks on this single fool you. Heck don't even let the second song (Hollywood Babylon) fool you. It's all the same song.
You get the same crazy beat. The same samples. The same bassline. The same synth hooks. Same music theory. The only thing separating the two mixes of Hallucination Generation and the two mixes of Hollywood Babylon is a few changes in the arrangements and some edits. Does that mean this single isn't worth your time? No way. I'm just giving you an honest assessment in case you were expecting two different songs.
Hallucination Generation (and of course Hollywood Babylon) is one of the more creative industrial dance tracks that made it out to the clubs back in the day. It had sort of a slight New Beat feel to it, but it would be unfair to categorize it as such. The song is brooding and uses simple basslines and instrumentation layered with some insane samples. The singing reminds me of a mix between A Split Second and Popeye the Sailor, and mixes well with the music. Other groups might have attempted to put this sort of thing together, only to end up with mangled sounding garbage. Here you get it right.
If you are a fan of industrial techno music, especially from the late 80's and early 90's, then this is the song for you. Unfortunately it's a very rare CD so choose wisely on how much you would want to invest in this album."