The Chicago Industrial Music Scene - Three Tune Tuesday

in #hive-1938166 days ago

Chicago has a rich history in industrial music, a genre that combines elements of electronic, noise, and experimental music. The city has produced a number of influential artists and bands in this genre, including Ministry, Front 242, and Skinny Puppy.

Ministry, formed in 1981 by Al Jourgensen, is one of the most well-known industrial bands to come out of Chicago. The band's early work, including their debut album "With Sympathy," was heavily influenced by new wave and synthpop, but they soon began incorporating more industrial elements into their music. Their 1986 album "Twitch" marked a turning point for the band, as it featured more abrasive, experimental sounds. Over the course of their career, Ministry has released over 15 studio albums and has been credited as a major influence on the industrial and metal scenes.

Front 242, formed in Belgium in 1981, but later moved to Chicago, is another influential industrial band that has its roots in the city. Their early work was heavily influenced by electronic body music (EBM), a subgenre of industrial that emerged in the early 80s. The band's breakthrough album, "Front by Front," was released in 1988 and featured a more polished, mainstream sound. They continue to tour and release new music to this day.

Skinny Puppy, formed in Canada in 1982, also has connections to Chicago through its member cEvin Key who moved to Chicago in the early 90s. The band's early work was heavily influenced by the industrial and EBM scenes, but they also incorporated elements of goth and experimental music. Their 1985 album "Bites" is considered a classic of the industrial genre, and they continue to tour and release new music to this day.

Other notable industrial bands and artists from Chicago include Wax Trax! Records, which was founded in 1978 by Jim Nash and Dannie Flesher and was a key player in the industrial and alternative music scenes in the 80s and 90s, and My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, formed in 1987 by Frankie Nardiello and Groovie Mann, which is an electronic-industrial dance band that gained popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

In conclusion, Chicago has a rich history in industrial music and has produced some of the most influential and enduring bands in the genre. From Ministry, Front 242, Skinny Puppy, Wax Trax! Records, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, and many other artists, the city has played a major role in shaping industrial music as we know it today


My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult!!!

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As always... your choices take me back to my early days of music. Going from The Bee Gees and Michael Jackson to AC/DC and Metallica lol. It wasn't until I was stationed in Germany in the service. That I learned of the Industrial Scene. Every Friday night, we would go several towns away to a club called "The NIL". Friday's were Gothic Witch Night... with all of the music that I had learned, was considered **Industrial". Bands that were played, besides Ministry, were Depeche Mode, Crash Test Dummies, as well as Rage Against The Machine. Man... blasts from the past, for sure. You've got a way of reaching back and sharing your vibe with your readers. Considering your background in music creation, to begin with... I think this is definitely your "jam" (pardon the pun lol).

For the aspect of the Thoughtful Daily Post... I would love to see how this music has affected you. A memory this music makes you think of... how did this music change your life? See where I am going? Your work is impeccable brother... I just want to lean a bit toward my community vibe... by the way; have you heard of this band?

You have lived an amazing life! I haven't heard of this band either. Thumbs up!


Hey... what can I say? I cheated and searched "Industrial Music 2023" lol... An amazing life? I don't know if I would go that far. But... I did meet Danny Carey, in a bar in KCMO one night... Had a drink with him, and realized several days later...

"Hey! That gut last night? That was the drummer from TOOL"!!

Ah... memories lol...


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Now for something completely different..... That's what this post was, great history, great tunes, welcome to #threetunetuesday - you are going to fit right in!! I found it really interesting to hear about this Industrial music and the Chicago scene it came from. Chicago must be a great place for music as it crops up a lot in music history.

Hey, ya might do me a favour and only use #ttt or #threetunetuesday for one post a week if you are entering the #ttt contest, as I use the tags to find all the entries to upvote and support and comment on every one, thanks a mil.

Absolutely love the bass line and beats in Over the Shoulder, quality stuff.. ahead of it's time really..