The Final Cut (band)
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Final Cut began when Anthony "Asrock" Srock, then a radio and club DJ, began collaborating with techno DJ Jeff Mills. The pair had their first success with the international club hit "Take Me Away" just as Detroit technos first wave was peaking. The music was a mix of industrial, house and techno, and showed Asrocks roots as a DJ absorbing different genres. Mills left for a career of minimal techno and was replaced by drummer and programmer Joseph LaFata. Asrock and LaFata took Final Cut into a more aggressive industrial direction with "I Told You Not To Stop" in the early 90s, with Srock becoming a vocalist. The single led to an album deal with Nettwerk Records, home to fellow industrial act Skinny Puppy. The resulting album was 1992s Consumed. The album featured collaborations with Revolting Cocks/Ministry alumni Chris Connelly and William Tucker. For 1992s Consumed, Final Cut toured with an all-live, sampler-free, full-band supporting Chris Connellys band and My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult.
Srock returned with 1995's Atonement, recorded at Chicago's Warzone Studios and first released on Chemlabs Fifth Column Records and then re-released in 1998 on Slipdisc/Mercury.
In the year 2004 in Los Angeles Asrock began working on a new full length record "Method of Operation" with Cr33py, TrippKILLER, Xristian Simon, and Taime Downe, an old acquaintance from Pigface and frontman for sleaze rock bands Faster Pussycat and the Newlydeads. In addition former Big Chief guitarist Phil Durr, and production from Baltimore vocalist Ric Peters and Chicago engineer Jason McNinch joined in. Working digitally between Detroit, Chicago and Los Angeles over the course of 2005-2006, Asrock and his band pieced together Method of Operation.
Asrock is currently based in Detroit. In 2006, after the Death of his Mother (2005) and then Father (2006) Asrock resurrected Full Effect Records, his own label, and Final Cut's original label. His work on Method of Operation came to a halt after several deaths and a period as he describes as his "benzopalooza".
In 2009 the Prodigy's "Warriors Dance", which includes a sample from Final Cuts "Take Me Away", went to #1 on the UK dance singles charts, and reached #8 on USA's billboard charts.
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- Atonement v2.0 (Slipdisc/Mercury Records) (1998)
- Atonement (Fifth Column) (1995)
- Consumed (Nettwerk/I.R.S. Records) (1992)
- Deep Into The Cut (Tresor/Full Effect) (1990)
- Triple Six Fix (Full Effect) (2006)
- The Shake (Slipdisc/Mercury Records) (1998)
- Grind (Slipdisc/Mercury Records) (1998)
- Methodical Virtue/Testament (Nettwerk/I.R.S. Records) (1992)
- I Believe In You (Nettwerk/I.R.S. Records) (1992)
- I Told You Not To Stop/She Destroy's (Full Effect) (1990)
- The Bass has Landed (Full Effect) (1989)
- Enjoy this Trip (Full Effect) (1989)
- Take Me Away (Polydor/Atlantic Records)(1989)
- You can't deny the Bass (Metro Recordings/Mercury Records) (1989)
- Dr. Speedlove Presents (Invisible) (1999)
- Slip This on and Rock Hard (Slipdisc/Mercury Records) (1999)
- Nettwerk Sound Sampler 4 (Nettwerk/I.R.S. Records) (1992)
- Techno Club (Zoth Omog) (1990)
- Club Hits (A&M Records)(1989)
- No Way Out (Metro/Mercury Records) (1989)
- Lush (Orbital)
- What Can You Do For Me (Utah Saints)
- Madrugada Eterna (The KLF)
- Frankenstein (Edgar Winter)
- Sexy Thing (Tom Tom Club)
- Various (Pigface)
- Take, Take/More Life (Substation)
- Missing It (Die Warzau)
- Sex (Rorschach Test)
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