United/Zyklon B Zombie


United/Zyklon B Zombie

Infobox Album
Name = United/Zyklon B Zombie
Type = studio
Artist = Throbbing Gristle


Released = 1978 May
Recorded = 197?
Genre = Industrial
Length = mm:ss
Label = Industrial Records
Producer = Throbbing Gristle
Reviews =
Last album =
This album = "United/ Zyklon B Zombie"
(1978)
Next album = We Hate You (Little Girls)/ Five Knuckle Shuffle
(1979)
Misc = extra album cover 2
Upper caption = Additional covers
Type = Single


Lower caption = Back cover
extra album cover 2
Type = Single



Lower caption = Camouflage packaging bag

"United/Zyklon B Zombie" is a 7" vinyl single by industrial group Throbbing Gristle. The original pressing by Industrial Records had cream centre labels with very blurred Death Factory Logo and picture sleeve. After approximately 20,000 sales re-pressing was taken over by Rough Trade and the single was re-cut with messages scratched in the centre; 'Salon Kitty' on the "Zyklon B Zombie" side and '437 666 OTO' 'RE-CUT 4 NOV 79' and '20,000 DOWN' scratched on the "United" side. The centre section of "Zylkon B Zombie" with Cosey's guitar was cut extra loud also as an improvement upon the original version. This version still had the cream/white labels with blurred Death Factory logo. Some were sold without picture sleeves, though not many. ¨

A third pressing was in white vinyl (1000 copies) and clear vinyl (1000 copies) and features around two minutes of rain and train sounds at the end of side two.

The songs were apparently intended as parodies of two then-popular forms of rock music: new wave and punk rock, respectively. "United" featured a minimal drum loop and synthesizer pattern with uncharacteristically positive lyrics, while "Zyklon B Zombie" featured little more than growling, distorted vocals and bass guitar with a frenetic guitar solo. Both tracks were later released on the CD version of "The Second Annual Report".

Track listing

Side A
#"United"Side B
#"Zyklon B Zombie"

References

* [http://www.discogs.com/release/70575 Discogs entry]


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