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#WaxTraxFriday - 3rd August 2018

by Graham Needham (© 3rd August 2018)

July 2018 Feature Poll Results:
K.M.F.D.M. = 141 votes
<PIG> = 126 votes
Noise Unit = 78 votes
Cyberaktif / Doubting Thomas = 53 votes
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K.M.F.D.M. - Don't Blow Your Top

K.M.F.D.M. was founded by Sascha Konietzko in early 1984, Germany. The name was randomly picked from newspaper word cuttings which is why the literal words and translation are not grammatically correct: K.M.F.D.M. = Kein Mehrheit Für Die Mitleid / no majority for the pity i.e. it became the more commonly know phrase of "no pity for the majority". There are areas of the underground internet dedicated to 1001 and more possible meanings: two of our own favourites from back in the day include Kill Mother Fucking Depeche Mode and Kylie Minogue Fans Don't Masturbate!

They initially self-released their own cassette Opium and then their first proper album What Do You Know Deutschland?, in 1986, on Z Records. This album was later picked up by Skysaw in the UK and would eventually be reissued by Wax Trax! Records in 1990. What Do You Know Deutschland? gained K.M.F.D.M. significant attention leading them to be licensed to Wax Trax! Records for the USA/Canada whereupon they released Don't Blow Your Top.

This year (2018) is the 30th anniversary of their first Wax Trax! album Don't Blow Your Top and in fact the 1st September will be exactly 30 years for the original German release on Cash Beat. There was one single released from this album, with the same title Don't Blow Your Top - the 30th anniversary of that has just passed on 11th July!

One member of the band, En Esch, stayed until 1999 - he also has a solo career with initial releases on Wax Trax! in 1993. Another member of the band, Raymond (Nainz) Watts, worked on a few tracks for this album but then left the band before the album was completed - he, of course, went on to form <PIG>, another well known Wax Trax! artist. The album was recorded in Hamburg, Germany. Those early tracks were produced and mixed by Adrian Sherwood in London. A remastered version of the album was released by Metropolis Records on 12th September 2006 and is also available digitally including in the lossless FLAC format.

There's lots of collectable stuff for this era. All the physical editions of the single are rare and interesting items for the album include the following:

K.M.F.D.M. - Don't Blow Your Top original USA Wax Trax! CD album

K.M.F.D.M. Don't Blow Your Top product image photo cover number 1K.M.F.D.M. Don't Blow Your Top product image photo cover number 2K.M.F.D.M. Don't Blow Your Top product image photo cover number 3K.M.F.D.M. Don't Blow Your Top product image photo cover number 4K.M.F.D.M. Don't Blow Your Top product image photo cover number 5


K.M.F.D.M. - Don't Blow Your Top original UK 12" single with press release

K.M.F.D.M. Don't Blow Your Top product image photo cover number 1K.M.F.D.M. Don't Blow Your Top product image photo cover number 2K.M.F.D.M. Don't Blow Your Top product image photo cover number 3K.M.F.D.M. Don't Blow Your Top product image photo cover number 4

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Products For "K.M.F.D.M. - Don't Blow Your Top"

LP (12")United Kingdom flag iconSkysaw
SAW 6
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LP (12") [Promo]United Kingdom flag iconSkysaw
SAW 6
October 1988view iconbuy icon
LP (12")Germany flag iconCash Beat
CB 05
1 September 1988view iconbuy icon
CDGermany flag iconBullet Proof Records
IRS 993.605
1996view iconbuy icon
LP (12") [Promo]Germany flag iconCash Beat
CB 05
August 1988view iconbuy icon
LP (12")United States flag iconWax Trax!
WAX 052
1988view iconbuy icon
K.M.F.D.M. Don't Blow Your Top American CD WAXCD 052 product image photo coverCDUnited States flag iconWax Trax!
WAXCD 052
1988view iconbuy icon
CDUnited States flag iconWax Trax!
TVT 7052-2
1993view iconbuy icon
CDUnited States flag iconMetropolis
MET 440
12 September 2006view iconbuy icon
K.M.F.D.M. Don't Blow Your Top American Digital Album n/a product image photo coverDigital Album {FLAC}United States flag iconMetropolis
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K.M.F.D.M. Don't Blow Your Top American Digital Album n/a product image photo coverDigital Album {AAC/MP3}United States flag iconMetropolis
no catalogue number
12 September 2006view iconbuy icon
CassetteUnited States flag iconWax Trax!
WAXCS 052
1988view iconbuy icon
CassetteUnited States flag iconWax Trax!
TVT 7052-4
1993view iconbuy icon
LP (12") [Promo]United States flag iconWax Trax!
WAX 052
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CDJapan flag iconPolystar
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25 June 1994view iconbuy icon
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Products For "K.M.F.D.M. - Don't Blow Your Top"

K.M.F.D.M. Don't Blow Your Top United Kingdom 12" single SKY 8 product image photo cover12" singleUnited Kingdom flag iconSkysaw
SKY 8
11 July 1988view iconbuy icon
12" single [Promo]United Kingdom flag iconSkysaw
SKY 8
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12" singleGermany flag iconCash Beat
CASHBEAT 01
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12" singleUnited States flag iconWax Trax!
WAX 049
1988view iconbuy icon
12" single [Promo]United States flag iconWax Trax!
WAX 049
1988view iconbuy icon

BONUS

In another major anniversary, 20 years ago, in 1998, K.M.F.D.M. were still signed to Wax Trax! / TVT Records and under their contract they still had three albums left to produce for the label. They settled their ability to leave the contract quickly by rapidly releasing two compilations (Retro + Agogo) and a final, parting ways album, aptly titled Adios!

K.M.F.D.M. Retro front cover image picture

K.M.F.D.M.

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K.M.F.D.M. Agogo front cover image picture

K.M.F.D.M.

• Agogo


K.M.F.D.M. Adios front cover image picture

K.M.F.D.M.

• Adios

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