|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||industrial industrial rock industrial metal ebm rock|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
The history of the US rock act Revolting Cocks goes back to the mid-80s when Al Jourgensen (also Ministry) met Belgians Richard 23 and Luc Van Acker in a Chicago pool hall. Their first single was No Devotion, which made the PMRCs Naughty 9 list on account of its blasphemy. The British Home Secretary Douglas Hurd later tried to prevent them entering the country by refusing them work permits. The lyrical scope of the bands debut offered no respite. Subject matter included rioting soccer fans, sitcom junkies and industrial accidents. Joined in 1987 by multi-instrumentalist William Rieflin, the next single, You Often Forget, featured both malignant and benign versions in tribute to the media fascination of the time with Betty Fords breasts. Richard 23 then departed for Front 242, and was replaced by Chris Connelly of Finitribe. Paul Barker of Ministry also played on and co-produced the...