Named for Lou Reed's "challenging" solo album, Metal Machine Music is a new DVD documentary about the history of industrial music from its birth in the 1970s through the commercial success of Nine Inch Nails. According to an article on alt.sounds, the 2.5+ hour disc includes interviews and rare footage from Throbbing Gristle. Cabaret Voltaire, Depeche Mode, Ministry, Skinny Puppy, NiN, and others. One of the DVD "extras" is an extended interview with Genesis P-Orrdige about his creative roots. I can't wait to see this! From alt.sounds:
The likes of Genesis P.Orridge and Throbbing Gristle in London, Cabaret Voltaire in Sheffield however, were... performing a UK brand of what would soon be termed ‘industrial’, and these seeds collectively not only assisted and influenced the rapid rise of that period’s Punk assault, they also moved electronic music into a new era. This new era would run its own course and influence greatly an American drift in the mid-1980s towards a home-grown, danceable variety of electro-industrial rock, with the remarkable Nine Inch Nails at its heart and soul.Metal Machine Music: Nine Inch Nails and the Industrial Uprising
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