Ebbhead

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Ebbhead
Ebbhead (Nitzer Ebb album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
Released30 September 1991 (1991-09-30)
RecordedMay 1991-July 1991
GenreEBM, Industrial metal
Length44:14
LabelMute Records (UK)
STUMM 88
Geffen/MCA Records (U.S.)
GEFD-24456
ProducerAlan Wilder
Flood
Nitzer Ebb chronology
As Is (Nitzer Ebb EP)
(1990)
Ebbhead
(1991)
Big Hit
(1995)
Singles from Ebbhead
  1. "I Give to You"
    Released: 27 August 1991
  2. "Godhead"
    Released: 30 December 1991
  3. "Ascend"
    Released: 30 March 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Music From the Empty QuarterFavourable[2]
Q3/5 stars[3]

Ebbhead is the fourth album of the British EBM group Nitzer Ebb. Co-produced by Depeche Mode's Alan Wilder in collaboration with Flood, it was released by Mute Records on 30 September 1991 (1991-09-30). The album features a continuation of their industrial sound with the inclusion of metal guitars for the first time, notably featured on the single Godhead as well as the Family Man remix. According to the band, the guitar parts featured were samples.[4]

Reception[edit]

The album was met with a mixed to positive review by Allmusic's Ned Raggett, who awarded the album 3 of 5 stars. He credited the album in progressing their sound to feature more melody and the use of traditional song structures as opposed to their earlier sound. Overall, summarizing the album as a mixed affair with notable high points.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Reasons" – 4:17
  2. "Lakeside Drive" – 3:59
  3. "I Give To You" – 5:10
  4. "Sugar Sweet" – 3:21
  5. "DJVD" – 4:20
  6. "Time" – 4:53
  7. "Ascend" – 5:19
  8. "Godhead" – 4:29
  9. "Trigger Happy" – 4:22
  10. "Family Man" (Remix) - 3:58

Personnel[edit]

Nitzer Ebb[6][edit]

Production/other[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ebbhead - Nitzer Ebb". Allmusic (Ned Raggett).
  2. ^ Yarnton, Ross (December 1991). "Nitzer Ebb Ebbhead". Music From the Empty Quarter. No. 3. ISSN 0964-542X. OCLC 1057117763.
  3. ^ King, Sam (November 1991). "Nitzer Ebb - Ebbhead". Q (62): 121.
  4. ^ "www.nitzer-ebb.com ::: the official Nitzer Ebb Website". www.nitzer-ebb.de. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
  5. ^ Ebbhead - Nitzer Ebb | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic, retrieved 19 December 2020
  6. ^ "Nitzer Ebb – Ebbhead (1991, CD)". Discogs. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
  7. ^ "Bon Harris | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
  8. ^ "Douglas McCarthy | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
  9. ^ "Julian Beeston | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 December 2020.