Random Song of the Day – 6/15/15

Today, KMFDM:

I used to be a fairly big fan of KMFDM, though it took me a while to figure it out, oddly enough. The above song was in the Street Fighter II animated movie (during the Chun-Li/Vega fight, for reference) and I thought it was the most amazing song I’d ever heard, because I was fifteen. We didn’t really have the internet at that point, though, so I didn’t actually realize what the song was until about a year later, when ADV Films used it for a teaser for their upcoming films, because I used to really be into anime.

In retrospect, I’m not sure who came up with the idea of cross-breeding anime and industrial music, but that probably informed a lot of my musical taste as a teenager. Not that I’m complaining, it’s just weird.

Anyway, KMFDM these days is a band that I look back on with fondness, but can’t stand anymore; while I was a fan through the initial run and MDFMK, once they lost Tim Skold and Raymond Watts on the second go-round, Sascha Konietzko just… started repeating himself, musically, and it became too hard to enjoy anymore. I can still appreciate what the band used to sound like, at least, but now? Not so much.

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