Before Trent Reznor and his Nine Inch Nails started commercializing angst, Einsturzende Neubauten were pushing the limits on what could truly be called industrial music. Their classic 'Strategen gegen architekturen' (Strategies against architecture), recorded from 1980-1983, are songs written mostly for jackhammer, scraped metal, broken glass, healthy quantities of yelled German, a beaten air conditioning duct, and percussion against the steel supports of a bridge, among other things. In the early days, they tended to be a bit destructive and sonically violent, incorporating things like pneumatic piledrivers into their live shows, and doing wacky things like sawing a piano in half on stage. As much as I like their early stuff, it's probably better used to annoy the living daylights out of your next door neighbors, when necessary. Not sure what this show will bring, as I think they've toned down their act recently - but I've been proved wrong in the past. I take no responsibility for any damage that befalls you.
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