Tackhead Tape Time

Tackhead Tape Time is the debut album of Tackhead, released in 1987 through Nettwerk.

Tackhead Tape Time
Tackhead - Tackhead Tape Time.jpg
Studio album by
Released1987
GenreFunk, industrial
Length36:11
LabelNettwerk
ProducerTackhead
Tackhead chronology
Tackhead Tape Time
(1987)
Friendly as a Hand Grenade
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

CompositionEdit

Tackhead Tape Time is a "robotic" electro-funk album,[2] containing abrasive beats,[3] funky guitar,[3] and instances of tape delay, which hint at the album's dub and reggae roots.[4] The album also boasts spliced, sampled speeches and quotes from the likes of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, downbeat news reports, military officers and televangelists, among other sources.[4][2]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Tackhead.

No.TitleLength
1."Mind at the End of the Tether"6:38
2."Half Cut Again"0:28
3."Reality"7:07
4."M.O.V.E."2:23
5."Hard Left"5:07
6."Get This"4:26
7."Man in a Suitcase"4:09
8."What's My Mission Now? (Fight the Devil)"5:51
2004 CD re-issue bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
9."Something About You"6:48
10."Autograph"5:35

AccoladesEdit

Year Publication Country Accolade Rank
1995 Alternative Press United States "Top 99 of '85 to '95" 27 [5]
"*" denotes an unordered list.

PersonnelEdit

Tackhead
Additional musicians and production

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Anderson, Rick. "Tackhead Tape Time". Allmusic. Retrieved December 5, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b Anderson, Rick. "AllMusic Review by Rick Anderson". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b Fletcher, Tony; Frampton, Megan. "Tackhead". Trouser Press. Retrieved 23 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b "The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s". FACT Magazine. p. 24. Retrieved 23 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Top 99 Of '85 to '95". Alternative Press. Retrieved May 29, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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