Friendly Fa$cism

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Friendly Fa$cism
Studio album by
Released1991
RecordedRazors Edge, November 1990 - January 1991
GenreIndustrial hip hop
Length64:26
LabelNettwerk Records
ProducerConsolidated
Consolidated chronology
The Myth of Rock
(1990)
Friendly Fa$cism
(1991)
Play More Music
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB-[2]

Friendly Fa$cism is a full-length album by industrial/hip hop artists Consolidated, released in 1991.[3][4]

"Brutal Equation" and "Unity of Oppression" were alternative rock hits on MTV.[5]

The name comes from the title of a 1980 book by political scientist Bertram Gross, Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America.[6] The book lays out the form of "creeping fascism" that Gross feared might come to pass in the United States.

Critical reception[edit]

Trouser Press wrote that "the insufferably self-righteous tone makes the disc hard to endure."[3] Alternative Rock called the album "a hard-hitting soundtrack of hip-hop, funk, soul, and hard rock.[5]

Track listing (CD)[edit]

  1. "Zero" – 0:21
  2. "Brutal Equation" – 4:13
  3. "Our Leader" – 1:01
  4. "Unity Of Oppression" – 4:01
  5. "The Sexual Politics Of Meat" – 3:43
  6. "Typical Male" – 5:18
  7. "Entertainment Tonight" – 0:40
  8. "Dominion" – 4:04
  9. "Friendly Fa$cism" – 5:01
  10. "College Radio" – 1:27
  11. "We Gotta Have Peace" – 3:30
  12. "Meat Kills" – 3:34
  13. "Stoned" – 6:54
  14. "Your Body Belongs To The State" – 1:49
  15. "Crusading Rap Guys" – 5:29
  16. "Murder One" – 2:52
  17. "White American Male '91 (The Truth Hurts) Part 2" – 5:12
  18. "Music Has No Meaning" – 5:17

Track listing (Vinyl)[edit]

Side One

  1. "Zero" – 0:21
  2. "Brutal Equation" – 4:13
  3. "Our Leader" – 1:01
  4. "Unity Of Oppression" – 4:01
  5. "The Sexual Politics Of Meat" – 3:43
  6. "Typical Male" – 5:18
  7. "Entertainment Tonight" – 0:40
  8. "Friendly Fascism" – 5:01

Side Two

  1. "We Gotta Have Peace" – 3:30
  2. "Meat Kills" – 3:34
  3. "Stoned" – 6:54
  4. "White American Male '91 (The Truth Hurts) Part 2" – 5:12
  5. "Music Has No Meaning" – 5:17

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/friendly-facism-mw0000265607
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: Artist 275". www.robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ a b "Consolidated".
  4. ^ Dery, Mark (July 14, 1991). "Record Brief" – via NYTimes.com.
  5. ^ a b Thompson, Dave (June 14, 2000). "Alternative Rock". Hal Leonard Corporation – via Google Books.
  6. ^ Jenkins, Mark (July 5, 1991). "DANCE FACTORIES IN INDUSTRIAL MUSIC" – via www.washingtonpost.com.