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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Six Great Bands That Aren't Nine Inch Nails

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2. Leæther Strip

I had never even heard of this band until today, but this video features some of the most powerful high-top fades I've ever seen, and the singer is wearing his own band's shirt. This Danish group seems to be a fairly important precursor to a bunch of music I tried to get into and never did, like Wumpscut and Velvet Acid Christ. Once, my friend and I met this girl and her male friend at a coffee shop and ended up driving around and smoking weed with them in a car. They said they liked industrial music, so I put on some stuff that sounded like this, which also had some female moaning on one of the tracks. When it came on, the girl flipped out and started screaming, demanding us to let her out of the car immediately. So we dropped them off near a lake somewhere and never saw them again. Goths, man. Goths.

1. Killing Joke

Funny enough, I used to actually work with a guy named Martin Atkins who was in Killing Joke (and Nine Inch Nails, as well as Public Image LTD), but I'm fairly sure he didn't know who I was, and I ended up deleting most of his e-mails anyway. I'll be honest and admit that I'm violating the theme of this article in order to save a few lives by talking about this band. I've loved Killing Joke for years, thanks to Dave Grohl bringing its genius back to light when he played on its 2003 record. Beautiful, heavy, strange and always creating some of the most remarkably catchy music, Killing Joke has been around for over 30 years and has never actually put out a bad record. In fact, the band still fucking rips today.

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