Must Be the Music: Day Seventeen

Another group emerging from the industrial landscape of music is Laibach. They weren’t just identified as an industrial band, but were also labeled as neo-classical and were part of the then-emergent New Slovenian Art, a political-cultural movement. Two of the founding members of Laibach were in the Yugoslavian Army; their works have been said to be fascist, but they were poking at the totalitarian regime of their era by presenting themselves as even more so. Their songs such as Life is Life and Geburt einer Nation are likely best-known, Geburt specifically, because it is a Queen cover song (One Nation, sung in German). Brilliant!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZAD7W3M4zc&w=560&h=315]

Note that their imagery could inspire nightmares though …


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