KMFDM

German techno-industrial band KMFDM (now in their 18th year) offer their take o­n the Lee Hazlewood tune "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'" (originally recorded by Nancy Sinatra) with three remixes. The first mix is crunchy and static-laden, and by far the most aggressive of the three. The second "Bombs" remix puts more emphasis o­n the vocals of Dorona Alberti and is essentially an ambient mix, but unfortunately, itís quite dull. The third "Candy" remix is a taste of EBM: a hopped up disco beat, meandering synths, and less emphasis o­n vocals. It's definitely the most original and danceable of the three mixes, making it the best version o­n the disc. The ample drumbeats and sleazy soul-sister back-up singers, along with the voice-of-doom lead vocals o­n each of the tracks, give the oft-covered tune an even angrier, more vengeful bent than the original. Meanwhile, "Back in the U.S.S.A.", with itís nifty copy of the Beatles airplane intro from "Back in the U.S.S.R.", is more representative of what KMFDM are doing nowadays: industrial metal. The tune has heavy, hypnotic guitar licks and some quasi-political chest-thumping, hence the title. KMFDM are

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