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Click Click “Is It Real?” & “I Rage I Melt”

Posted in music with tags , , , on June 22, 2009 by cromagnonwoman
Click Click "Is This It?"
Click Click | Bent Massive LP | Play It Again Sam | 1989

Click Click "I Rage I Melt"
Click Click | I Rage I Melt EP | Play It Again Sam | 1987

When one thinks of 80’s-90’s Industrial acts, kids these days might call to mind Skinny Puppy or Ministry but mention Click Click and they’ll probably pretend to know what you’re talking about and then go straight home to ask the internets. I think this is a crying shame.

Click Click were formed in 1982 by Adrian Smith and Derek E. Smith, brothers with an apparently volatile relationship that might possibly have been further hindered by drug use, the over-consumption of tea, and a synthesizer called a WASP. Like those more name-dropped bands, they used tape loops, childrens toys, radio and television manipulation, and other decidedly analog methods to make their signature sound. They cite Cabaret Voltaire, Can, and Captain Beefheart as influences so you do the math.

They are reportedly releasing their back catalog in downloadable formats, but that was in 2008 and a cursory search of the web doesn’t show a lot of Click Click to be had. To remedy this travesty, here are two Click Click tracks for the delight of your ear balls. The first is “Is This It?” from their Bent Massive LP, released in 1989. The second is “I Rage I Melt” from their EP of the same title, from 1987:

LISTEN: Mediafire
LISTEN: Mediafire

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