4 Plugs

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4 Plugs
Studio album by The Mad Capsule Markets
Released 24 January 1996
Recorded 1995
Sound Sky Kawana studio
Victor studio
Genre Industrial metal, industrial rock, rap metal
Length 38:16
Label Victor, Invitation
Producer The Mad Capsule Markets
The Mad Capsule Markets chronology
Park
(1994)
4 Plugs
(1996)
The Mad Capsule Markets
(1996)

4 Plugs is the seventh album by The Mad Capsule Markets. The album has been known as one of the band's more aggressive and heavier albums, as it was a departure from the original melodic Japanese rock and punk sound to a more metal and rap-based style, and the debut of Takeshi's experimentation of playing bass guitar with effects and downtuning. Most fans welcomed this newer sound and style, and the band attracted a new fanbase, but some fans of the original more experimental sound felt let down by the newer nu metal sound.[1]

Due to creative differences on this album founding support guitarist Ishigaki didn't have much input (except where his guitar is similar to the band's older material on "Normal Life"), which later led to his departure from the band.[1]

This album also featured almost fully English songs such as "Walk!" and "Don't Suss Me Out".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Possess in Loop"   3:56
2. "Crack"   3:33
3. "Kami-uta (神Kami-uta歌 God's Ode?)"   3:35
4. "Rust Off System"   1:24
5. "Walk!"   3:24
6. "Normal Life (ノーマルライフ Normal Life?)"   6:52
7. "Another Plug"   1:02
8. "S.H.Ō.D.O.K.U. (消毒 S・H・Ō・D・O・K・U Disinfect?)"   3:35
9. "A・S・M・I・A・S・B"   3:18
10. "PGM On"   1:36
11. "Don't Suss Me Out"   2:44
12. "Destruction at the Door"   3:10
13. "O・U・T"   5:24

Charts[edit]

Year Album Chart Position
1996 4 Plugs Official Japanese Album Charts 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1] The history of The Mad Capsule Markets, taken from The Crazy Pill Bazaars website, last accessed 3-21-07