There are various reports coming out today that Atari Teenage Riot have reunited. The line-up will include original members Alec Empire and Hanin Elias with late-90s member Nic Endo. Carl Crack died in 2001 of a drug overdose. Some are saying this is a one-off for a show in London, but others are saying a European tour is planned.
Do you remember when Burn, Berlin, Burn came out in 1997? I do. I remember because it was the first time you could get this German spaz-punk-electronic chaos in the United States. This was back when imports were really imported on planes, trains and automobiles and could not be grabbed off the Internet via newsgroups and torrents. This was 2 years before Napster.
I used to blast that album non-stop. Not because I loved it, but because it pissed people off! It was just so damn loud and it your face. It was a awful mess…but the more I played it, the more I got into it. I was 20 years old, living at San Diego State and it was a great album to blast in my car when people (girls) pissed me off.
I’m not sure how much I would want to see them live now, but it does peak my interest.
NEW SINGLE :Atari Teenage Riot – Digital Hardcore (2010 Remix by The Builder) (via NME)