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  • UAIOE [Wax Trax, 1989] B+
  • Retro [Wax Trax!, 1996] **

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UAIOE [Wax Trax, 1989]
In both reggae and rock modes, this twisted Belgian dance band is groovier than the noise norm--positively sinuous sometimes, especially on the pick-to-click "Murder." Guest vocalists--metal heldentenor, spliffed-up toaster--add personality, risking the verboten corn. Yet the product emerges unscathed. Dare to struggle, dare to win. B+

Retro [Wax Trax!, 1996]
not fascist, just German--and also, not fascist, just industrial ("A Drug Against War," "More and Faster") **