Thirty years ago, David Thrussell, known by his stage name Snog, released the album “Lies Inc.” This collection of tracks was satirical, sarcastic, and nihilistic, yet it was imbued with dark humour and a deeply human perspective. Standout tracks from the album include “Corporate Slave”, “Shop”, and “Born To Be Mild”. “Lies Inc.” was originally launched in Germany in 1992 under the Machinery label, and it subsequently reached audiences in the U.S. and Australia in 1993.
It’s worth noting that Pieter Bourke, who later collaborated with Dead Can Dance and Lisa Gerrard, became a member of the band shortly after the album’s release.
Now, “Lies Inc.” is set for a renaissance—it will be re-released on September 22nd in a meticulously remastered format. This release is planned as a hyper-limited edition LP, featuring coloured vinyl that is sure to be a collector’s item. The inner sleeve of the album will contain exclusive liner notes and artwork, providing a deeper connection to the creative minds behind the music. Additionally, the package will include a CD boasting eight bonus tracks, offering fans an extended experience of Snog’s distinctive sound.
Notably, the U.S. and Australian versions of this re-release are set to have unique artwork and different coloured vinyl, adding an extra layer of exclusivity to each regional edition.
The album is dedicated to the late Dave Heckman (1954-2022), marking it as not only a revival of a classic work but also as a heartfelt homage to a significant figure from the industrial electro scene.
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