Personnel: Jr. Blackmail (vocals); Sascha Konietzko (bass instrument); En Esch (drums); Raymond Watts (programming).
Audio Remasterers: Sascha Konietzko; Rick Fisher .
KMFDM's second album for Wax Trax!, 1988's DON'T BLOW YOUR TOP, finds the dance-industrialists still working up to the furiously pummeling sonics of their popular '90s sound. But the album still packs plenty of punch for the late '80s, a time when the band's marriage of dancey, machine-driven beats, metal-derived edge, and hypnotic chants and loops was fresh and original. Along with Ministry and Nine Inch Nails, KMFDM would go on to perfect its tough, industrial-dance music in the '90s, but DON'T BLOW YOUR TOP is a fine early entry from one of the genre's most overlooked groups.