World Domination Enterprises

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World Domination Enterprises
OriginLondon, United Kingdom
GenresNoise rock
Years active1984–1989
Product Inc (Mute Records)
Immaculate Records
Associated actsThe 012
Past membersKeith Dobson
Steve Jameson
Digger Metters
Simon Doling

World Domination Enterprises was an English post-punk band active in the mid/late 1980s. The band's dissonant sound mixed elements of punk, noise, dub, hip hop, and rockabilly.[1] They were best known for their cover version of LL Cool Js "I Can't Live Without My Radio", and first single "Asbestos Lead Asbestos".[2][3] The latter song was later referenced in the 1990 Carter USM single "Rubbish", and covered by Meat Beat Manifesto on their 1996 Subliminal Sandwich album.[4]

Their debut album Let's Play Domination was released in 1988. The band was linked with the Mutoid Waste Company, and played at many of their events, as well as CND benefits.[5] Much of their back catalogue was compiled on the 2009 reissue of Let's Play Domination.[6]

Selected discography[edit]

Chart placings shown are from the UK Indie Chart.[7]



  • "Asbestos Lead Asbestos" (1985)
  • "Catalogue Clothes" (1986) (#24)
  • "Hotsy Girl" (1987) (#15)
  • "I Can't Live Without My Radio" (1988) (#8)
  • "The Company News" (1989)


  1. ^ Wallace, Wyndham (1 September 2009). "World Domination Enterprises Interview: It's Play Time Again". The Quietus. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  2. ^ The Rough Guide to WDE at Retrieved on 2007-06-18
  3. ^ WDE at TrouserPress Retrieved on 2007-06-18
  4. ^
  5. ^ Biography/Discography Retrieved on 2007-06-18
  6. ^ reissue at Freelove Records Retrieved on 2009-04-09
  7. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1999. Cherry Red Books. ISBN 0-9517206-9-4.

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