Recorded late 1995/early 1996. Released August 20th, 1996 in the U.S.; issued on the 26th of the same month in the U.K.
The cassette lists side A a Love, side B as Hate. Also incorrectly lists track 2 as 'Sterile' and track 3 as 'Prophet'.
Re-issued in 2009 as part of a double-CD + DVD package.
I really did not expect to hear hip hop (??) influence in godflesh. I do not say that incorporating hip hop is essentially a bad thing but godflesh must be bludgeonny and abrasive not cool and fun. Moreover, clean vox are overused
Back in the day Broadrick confessed that the sound of a drum machine on 'Streetcleaner' was highly inspired by hip hop artists from the late 80s, especially this shit:
...so no surprises for me.
probably, but since I am a hip hop noob I could not recognize these influences on streetcleaner. I rechecked pure today and it also had some hip hop moments but still managed to have this antagonistic mechanical tone which IMO is missing on SoLaH. I think that hip hop influences were not as omnipresent on earlier godflesh as this one