Friday, May 04, 2007

Wax Trax Black Box 3 Disc Boxset (1994)

Black Box commemorates Wax Trax!'s output as an independent record label prior to
its purchase by TVT Records. In particular, Black Box celebrates Wax Trax!'s place

as the seminal American industrial label, featuring acts such as Ministry (and its

numerous side projects), KMFDM, Meat Beat Manifesto, Coil, Laibach, and many

Black Box is notable for containing the Trent Reznor Vocal Version of 1000 Homo

DJs' "Supernaut." Reznor's vocal recording was not used on the original Wax Trax!

release because of pressure from his then-current record label—coincidentally, TVT

Records. Absent from Black Box is the work of Front 242, whose releases on Wax

Trax! (originally licensed from Play It Again Sam) are not represented because of

disputes with Epic Records, which had recently obtained the rights to Front 242's


Disc: 1

1. Supernaut [Trent Reznor Vocal Version][#] - 1000 Homo DJs
2. No Devotion [LP Version] - Revolting Cocks

3. Beers, Steers and Queers [12" Version] - Revolting Cocks

4. Addiction [LP Version] - Sister Machine Gun

5. Violent Peace [LP Version] - Excessive Force

6. Envoye [12" Version] - Young Gods

7. I Will Refuse [12" Version] - Pailhead

8. Faster Than Light [LP Version] - Lead Into Gold

9. Digital Tension Dementia [LP Version] - Front Line Assembly

10. Your God Is Dead [LP Version] - Mussolini Headkick

11. Now Is the Time [LP Version] - Greater Than One

12. Shit for Brains [LP Version] - Pig

13. Cop Out [LP Version]

14. Atomic Dog [LP Version] - Wreck

15. Elephant's Graveyard [12" Version] - Strike Under

Disc: 2

1. Stowaway [LP Version] - Chris Connelly

2. Come Down Here [LP Version] - Chris Connelly

3. Love's Secret Domain [LP Version] - Coil

4. Snow [Answers Come in Dreams II Version] - Coil

5. Hacker [LP Version] - Clock DVA

6. Virus [12" Version] - KMFDM

7. Godlike [12" Version] - KMFDM

8. Everyday Is Halloween [Original 12" Version] - Ministry

9. Rigor Mortis [LP Version] - A Split Second

10. Butterfly Potion [LP Version] - Foetus

11. Father Don't Cry [LP Version] - Doubting Thomas

12. Nothing Stays the Same [LP Version] - Cyberaktif

13. Words (Of the Dying) [LP Version] - Controlled Bleeding

14. Compulsion [LP Version] - In the Nursery

Disc: 3

1. Rubber Glove Seduction [12" Version] - Pip

2. No Name, No Slogan [12" Version] - Acid Horse

3. What Time Is Love? [12" Version] - The KLF

4. Silicon Jesus [Duality Mix] - Psykosonik

5. Cuz It's Hot [12" Version] - My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult

6. Do You Fear (For Your Child) [LP Version] - My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult

7. Geburt Einer Nation [LP Version] - Laibach

8. God O.D. [EP Version] - Meat Beat Manifesto

9. Mindblower [EP Version] - Fred Giannelli

10. I.C. Water [LP Version] - Psychic TV

11. Me and My Ding Dong [LP Version] - Pankow

12. Name Game [7" Version] - Divine

Disc 1

mp3 - 320kbps

rar - 142mb

Disc 2

mp3 - 320kbps

rar - 147mb

Disc 3

mp3 - 320kbps

rar - 140mb


Anonymous said...

I think that should be "Black Box celebrates Wax Trax!'s place
as the seminal American industrial DISCO label", there's nothing too industrial about their output. But that's a time-worn observation...

blankboy said...

H: What a great frickin' box! Your post reminds me to pull mine out and give it a listen, it's been so long. Remember the loose tape that was in the metal tin edition?

Anonymous: Not sure which definition of Industrial you're using but old Wax Trax is seminal Industrial, no doubt about it.

H. said...

Yeah, I remember the loose cassette tape too damn well! Took me months to actualy reel it all together. I still have it. No way to record cassette to comp. at the moment though.

Anonymous said...

This does bring back the memories-- nice touch. Anyone seen any of the in the nusery albums floating around? They are on here and I used to have some years ago-- more good stuff.

dance of the fetus said...

Please re-up disc 1. it was taken down due to inactivity. the other two are still working.
it would be great if you could fix it.
thanks. (great blog btw!)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the very enjoyable blog - and thanks for your efforts to share great music! I am attempting to download disc 1, it seems to be down. Would you mind re-upping it? THANK YOU!!
- Ron in Chicago

H. said...

All fixed :)

Anonymous said...

You are so awesome. Growing up in Chicago, these are like mother's milk.... thank you!

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for posting this box set! I've been missing these sounds for some time. I bought this limited edition set in the 6000 range and unfortunately had to sell it much later when I was in dire need of cash. I have very fond memories of dancing to these tracks 20 years ago at 17+ "rated-R" club nights. Kudos to you for redistributing the wealth. Those of us who have paid tenfold into the system appreciate the small return :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the upload. This indeed takes a mo'fo' back. I used to think Ministry was the only outstanding player on Wax Trax! I guess I was mistaken.

Anonymous said...

you're great man thank you soooo much

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I lost this a long time ago and have since had a hard time finding a copy. Thank you very much.

Synthetrix said...

Most excellent!