Personnel: Cabaret Voltaire (programming, tapes); Stephen Mallinder (vocals, trumpet, grand piano); Richard H. Kirk (guitar, clarinet, saxophone, grand piano, synthesizer, sequencer); Dave Ball (keyboards); Alan Fish (drums, percussion).
Audio Remasterer: Denis Blackham.
Recording information: Trident Studios (12/1982).
Illustrator: Phil Barnes.
One of Cabaret Voltaire's strongest albums, The Crackdown features the band working a number of menacing electronic textures into a basic dance/funk rhythm; the result is one of their most distinctive, challenging records. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine