|Studio album by|
|Recorded||February 1986 at Southern Studios, London, England|
|Genre||Funk, industrial, electro|
|Keith LeBlanc chronology|
Major Malfunction is the debut album of American drummer Keith LeBlanc, released in 1986 by World Records.Despite being issued under LeBlanc's name, it is considered by the members of Tackhead to be their first album.
Keith LeBlanc is an American drummer and record producer, and is a member of the bands Little Axe and Tackhead.
Tackhead is an industrial hip-hop group that was most active during the 1980s and early 1990s, and briefly reformed in 2004 for a tour. Their music occupies the territory where funk, dub, industrial music and electronica intersect. The core members are Doug Wimbish (bass), Keith Leblanc (percussion) and Skip McDonald (guitar) and producer Adrian Sherwood. Despite being short-lived as band proper, the legacy and output of these groups of musicians has been prodigious.
Despite the almost universal reference to this album as "Major "Malfunction," the cover clearly shows "Major Malfuction" as being the title.
All tracks written by Keith LeBlanc.
|1.||"Get This/Major Malfunction/Heaven on Earth/Object - Subject (Breakdown's Not Enough)"||15:41|
|2.||"I'll Come Up With Something/M.O.V.E./Technology Works Dub/You Drummers Listen Good"||17:16|
|Cleopatra Records bonus tracks|
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|3.||"Heaven on Earth"||4:31|
|4.||"Object-Subject (Break Down's Not Enough)"||5:13|
|5.||"I'll Come Up With Something"||3:27|
|7.||"Technology Works Dub"||5:42|
|8.||"You Drummers Listen Good"||4:41|
|9.||"M.O.V.E." (part 2)||1:00|
|10.||"Einstein" (dub version)||2:43|
|11.||"Mechanical Movements" (dub version)||2:43|
|12.||"Old Beat" (Master mix)||4:47|
|13.||"Tick of Time" (instrumental version)||4:31|
A drum kit — also called a drum set, trap set, or simply drums — is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments, typically cymbals, which are set up on stands to be played by a single player, with drumsticks held in both hands, and the feet operating pedals that control the hi-hat cymbal and the beater for the bass drum. A drum kit consists of a mix of drums and idiophones – most significantly cymbals, but can also include the woodblock and cowbell. In the 2000s, some kits also include electronic instruments. Also, both hybrid and entirely electronic kits are used.
A music sequencer is a device or application software that can record, edit, or play back music, by handling note and performance information in several forms, typically CV/Gate, MIDI, or Open Sound Control (OSC), and possibly audio and automation data for DAWs and plug-ins.
Skip McDonald is an American musician who also performs under the stage name Little Axe.
Fats Comet was an industrial hip-hop group formed by Keith LeBlanc, Skip McDonald, Adrian Sherwood and Doug Wimbish. The band was known for producing dance tracks that were densely layered in samples and ahead of their time. In a 1987 article in Spin, Scott Burlingham commented that "songs like "Bop Bop" and "Stormy Weather" are three years old and they still don't fit in." The members eventually shifted their focus to another project Tackhead, under which they continue to produce music.
A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has many, varying roles during the recording process. They may gather musical ideas for the project, collaborate with the artists to select cover tunes or original songs by the artist/group, work with artists and help them to improve their songs, lyrics or arrangements.
|UK Indie Chart||11|
|United Kingdom||1986||World||CD, LP||WR 005|
|United States||2003||Cleopatra||CD||CLP 1274-2|
|Germany||2003||Select Cuts||CD||SELECT CUTS 2023|
Friendly as a Hand Grenade is the second album by Tackhead, released in 1989 through TVT Records.
"What's My Mission Now?" is a single by the American industrial hip-hop group Tackhead, released in October 1985 on On-U Sound. Scott Becker of Option called it "Sherwood as his outrageous best: wild stereo effects, a crucial beat, a bit of dubbing-it-up, found vocals, odd sounds, the works."
"Mind at the End of the Tether" is a single by the industrial hip-hop group Tackhead, released in 1986 on On-U Sound Records. Although the record states otherwise, the b-side is actually the Fats Comet song "King of the Beat".
"Reality" is a single by the industrial hip-hop group Tackhead, released in January 1988 on On-U Sound Records.
"Ticking Time Bomb" is a single by the industrial hip-hop group Tackhead, released in March 1989 on World Records.
Power Inc. Volume 1 is a compilation album by the American industrial hip-hop group Tackhead. It was released in 1994 on Blanc Records.
Power Inc. Volume 2 is a compilation album by the American industrial hip-hop group Tackhead. It was released in 1994 on Blanc Records.
Power Inc. Volume 3 (Live) is a live performance compilation album by the industrial hip-hop group Tackhead. It was released on November 4, 1997 on Blanc Records.
Tackhead Sound Crash is a remix album by the industrial hip-hop group Tackhead. It was released on November 13, 2006 on Beat and On-U Sound Records.
Strange Parcels was an industrial hip-hop group, formed in 1991. The nucleus was guitarist Skip McDonald, drummer Keith LeBlanc and bassist Doug Wimbish. The group also enlisted the aid of numerous guest musicians, including Mark Stewart, Bim Sherman, Jesse Rae, Talvin Singh and Basil Clarke.
Stranger Than Fiction is the second album by drummer Keith LeBlanc, released in 1989 by Enigma Records.
Raw is the third album by drummer Keith LeBlanc, released in January 1990 by Blanc Records. It was released under the pseudonym Raw and comprises four remixes from LeBlanc's second album Stranger Than Fiction.
Time Traveller is the fourth album by drummer Keith LeBlanc, released in September 1992 by Blanc Records.
Freakatorium is the fifth album by drummer Keith LeBlanc, released on March 9, 1999 by Blanc Records.
Stop the Confusion is a compilation album by drummer Keith LeBlanc, released on July 26, 2005 by Collision: Cause of Chapter 3.
If You Want Loyalty Buy a Dog is the seventh album by Little Axe, released on October 24, 2011 by On-U Sound. It was the first album Skip McDonald produced without the aid of fellow Tackhead members Keith LeBlanc and Doug Wimbish.
"No Sell Out" is a hip hop piece composed by American drummer Keith LeBlanc under the moniker Malcolm X, released in November 1983 on Tommy Boy Records. It marked the one of the first usages of sample-based composition in popular music as well and was the first hip hop song to use Malcolm X's voice for artistic and political reasons.