My favorite 100 albums of all time: #81 ("Hack")

Album Cover: "Hack" by Information Society 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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