The Dead Kennedys / Public Enemy of industrial music, Consolidated, are much more than a foundational band of the genre. They represent the fight for human rights and a social focus that was once indicative of the alternative music subculture of bands from New Model Army to Billy Bragg to Skinny Puppy. Our "Message to the People" release presents numerous powerful remakes of Consolidated songs. In addition, DJ Darryl Hell and DJ Zvetschka have created a MEGA reMix comprised of dozens of Consolidated songs that is unlike anything the industrial genre has ever seen / heard.
Launching on the birth and death day of the mother of the civil right movement, Ella Baker, on December 13th, 2019, with all money collected going to charities selected by the original Consolidated members, Mark Pistel, Adam Sherburne, Philip Steir; American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU and Boston area homeless youth/adult services (currently determining which one - suggestions are welcome).
Originally conceived as an alternative outlet for a cover done by Nau-Zee-auN of Unity of Oppression for the We Are Not Trump Singles series (see wearenottrump.bandcamp.com/music)
, and inspired into action by the cover of Butyric Acid done by Stoneburner and Out Out, the compilation is a tribute to a band that warned us at every step about what has taken place to lead to our current place in history of Me Too, Black Lives Matter, fighting against concentration camps, mass shootings, burning rain-forests, melting ice caps, mass extinction, and the most corrupt, dishonest and openly racist president in half a century.
We, the collective of artists on this compilation have made this with LOVE, HONOR and RESPECT for Mark, Adam and Philip, the original members of CONSOLIDATED!
releases December 13, 2019
All music written by Consolidated members Mark Pistel, Adam Sherburne, Philip Steir with the exception of track 5, '10,000 Years Locked Down (Future Garage Mix)' which is inspired by Consolidated and written by Caldon Glover.
Concept, production and graphic design by David 'Deftly-D' Dodson.
Mastered by Rob Galbraith of Component Recordings.
Original versions of the covered songs appeared as follows:
Track 4 from the EP Consolidated and the album The Myth of Rock
Track 8 from the album The Myth of Rock
Tracks 1 and 7 from the album Friendly Fa$cism
Tracks 3 and 10 from the album Play More Music
Tracks 2, 6 and 9 from the album Business Of Punishment
Track 11 from the album Tikkun - Survivor Demos
Track 12 and 13 Is a DJ collage of music by Consolidated spanning multiple albums and singles, along with Grace Jones' cover of Typical Male. All remixing was done live on camera by DJ Darryl Hell and DJ Zvetschka.
Cover design inspired by William J. Dickson II, who designed the majority of Consolidated's album art and logos, especially his work on Consolidated's self titled debut EP, The Myth of Rock and Friendly Fa$cism.
Photography of Mark, Adam and Phil by Pelle Sten, taken at Hultsfredsfestivalen (Hultsfred Festival - Hultsfred, Sweden) in 1993. More photos by Pelle Sten from this performance can be seen at www.flickr.com/photos/pellesten/albums/72157603924525196?fbclid=IwAR1_zt5sEdPg4fenWJ2QQ4u69xF_KJx24OrlmtwvCzDng5fJ01gOzGY6TuU
DJ Darryl Hell