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Revolution
Sister Machine Gun
Revolution
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Jazz, Pop, Rock
 
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Sister Machine Gun was started in 1990 by Chris Randall. He made one record for Wax Trax!, three for Wax Trax!/TVT, and one for himself. They're all pretty good, if you like that sort of thing. All of his records would cer...  more »

     
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All Artists: Sister Machine Gun
Title: Revolution
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Positron Records
Release Date: 6/15/1999
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Goth & Industrial, American Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 702677900323

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Sister Machine Gun was started in 1990 by Chris Randall. He made one record for Wax Trax!, three for Wax Trax!/TVT, and one for himself. They're all pretty good, if you like that sort of thing. All of his records would certainly go under the heading of "critically acclaimed", but other than that, it's hard to pin a style on the music, which sounds like a strange cross between The The, Nine Inch Nails, and the Rockit-era Herbie Hancock. We prefer to call it "neo-industrial-dada-funk", but you're free to call it whatever you like. Sister Machine Gun's fifth album, [R]evolution, is independent recording at it's finest - everything a band can be when it has full control over it's own destiny. Recorded over most of 1998, the record was released to the SMG fan club in April of 1999, and to the general public in May of 1999.
 

CD Reviews

Buy it-- any other words would be redundant
08/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"But, I have no problem with redundancy. What can I say? This album is amazing, and a definite blow to the concept of music corporations. After four albums of doin' time for the Man, head SMG guy Chris Randall (one of the top hundred coolest people alive this century) decided to release this, his most recent album, on his own Positron! label. Good thinking, as the total creative control that the lack of corporate fetters allows makes this his best album, as well as one of the best albums this year, and probably even this decade. Standout tracks: all of them, from the crime jazz number "Closer To Me" to the quasi-gospel of "Bring You Down", from the vaguely Stabbing Westwardish (but in a good way) "Got To Be" to the ultra-sexy-smooth "Vibrator." Also, the single, the battle cry "Smash Your Radio!"While every single SMG album is utterly brilliant, (and, with the exception of the unfortunately dated-sounding Sins of the Flesh, all timeless classics,) there's something about [R]Evolution that makes it rise slightly above the rest, and also makes it a must have for practically any music collection.Eat that, TVT."
The Buffet of Music
09/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you could pick a CD that is a smorgesboard of tastes, [R]evolution would be it. This disc starts out with an ambiant intro, but by the time the CD is over, you're likely to be jumping around whatever room you're in. There is something to please almost anyone here. "Wrong" and "Got to be" are the, "I'm getting along just fine without you thankyouverymuch." song, while "Transient 1 and 2" are great to mellow out to. "Smash your radio", is a great theme to scream along in your head while your boss goes on about something. And for those of you wishing to get a little something, "Vibrator" or "Bring you Down[take you higher]". This CD has it all. [R]evolution does not sound the same from begining to the end. Chances are that if you aren't keen of the begining, you'll like the end. Just to reiterate, something for everyone. This is an excellent CD to start out on if you're just getting into the band."
A fine peice of work for Mr. Randall
TastyBabySyndrome | 10/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As the other reviews put this album in it's place Chris Randall has created a great mix of Dance/techno, hard-industrial and 1 word TALENT with minimal cash outlay and a small independent label. Positron records I predict will have continued success. As this records indicates the labels potential."