The Crackdown is the fifth studio album by English electronic band Cabaret Voltaire, released in August 1983 jointly through record labels Some Bizarre and Virgin. It was produced by the band themselves and Flood. The Crackdown was Cabaret Voltaire's first album after Chris Watson's departure and the first released on Some Bizzare, recorded and mixed in two weeks at Trident Studios, London, England.
Band Name Cabaret Voltaire. Album Name The Crackdown. Released date August 1983. Labels Virgin Records Some Bizzare. Members owning this album2. Re-Issue in 2000 by Virgin Records with a different cover and 4 bonustracks.
The Crackdown + Bonus 12". Cabaret Voltaire Format: Vinyl. This is probably their best overall album, and strikes the best balance between the noise and experimentation of their early work and their more rhythm-conscious later albums. those new to Cabaret Voltaire might be best to start with Micro-phonies, which contains their best known song "Sensoria". This album is darker and more atmospheric and still contains elements of the white noise that dominates Voice of America, Mix-up and Red Mecca. If you like this, try 2 x 45 next. Crackdown' marks the beginning of a new phase of Cabaret Voltaire's career, showcasing a much more streamlined and danceable sound compared to their earlier albums.
This album has an average beat per minute of 129 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 74/177 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist The Crackdown. BPM Profile The Crackdown. Album starts at 104BPM, ends at 174BPM (+70), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Cabaret Voltaire.
|2||In The Shadows||4:33|
|5||Over And Over||4:25|
|7||Why Kill Time (When You Can Kill Yourself)||3:51|
|12||Badge Of Evil||5:28|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
- Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
- Published By – Copyright Control
- Published By – Rough Trade Music
- Made By – CTA Co. Ltd. – X-281
- Composed By – Kirk*, Mallinder*
- Producer – Cabaret Voltaire, Flood
NotesThis edition has no barcode printed on the artwork.
Published by Copyright Control, except tracks 5 & 10 Rough Trade Music
℗ 1983 Virgin Records Ltd.
© 1985 Virgin Records Ltd.
Originally released on LP and cassette in 1983.
Tracks 10 to 13 originally appeared on a bonus 12" that came with the initial copies of the LP edition.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: none
- Matrix / Runout: CVCD 1 X-281 1A1 CTA CO. LTD JAPAN
- SPARS Code: AAD
|CV 1||Cabaret Voltaire||The Crackdown (LP, Album)||Virgin, Some Bizzare||CV 1||UK||1983|
|VLX4 2266||Cabaret Voltaire||The Crackdown (Cass, Album)||Some Bizzare||VLX4 2266||Canada||1983|
|TRCP-144||Cabaret Voltaire||The Crackdown (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Traffic Inc.||TRCP-144||Japan||2013|
|CV 1||Cabaret Voltaire||The Crackdown (LP, Album, RE, RP)||Virgin, Some Bizzare||CV 1||UK||Unknown|
|062 - VG - 50005, 062 - VG - 50.005||Cabaret Voltaire||The Crackdown (LP, Album)||Virgin, Virgin, Some Bizzare||062 - VG - 50005, 062 - VG - 50.005||Greece||1983|