Hack may, in fact, be the only album to sample a Walt Disney read-a-long album and James Brown on the same track. The fact that it works is just the icing on the cake.
The follow-up to their self-titled album, Information Society put out Hack in September of 1990. This one Takes on a decidedly harsher and more experimental tone than Information Society and failed to have the same kind of success that the debut album did. But commercial success and successful music aren't always the same thing.
That the band is up to new tricks becomes apparent from the first track, which has a darker sound and a sampled voice (the 'net says from Peter Pan) saying "all of this has happened before, and it will all happen again." There's no band vocals at all, just drum machine, synth, and layers of samples.
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Things have been a little too quiet on the blog front lately, so I decided I needed a project that would motivate me to write a little bit each day.
So I decided to compile a list of my "desert island" albums. I'm not claiming these are the best 100 albums of all time, even by my own reckoning. But these are the 100 that, if I could only have 100 CDs (remember those?) or 100 albums on my media player, it'd be these.
The goal? 100 posts in 100 days with at least 100 words (probably more) about each album.
First up? The eponymous major-label debut album from Information Society.
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