Trash Theory Youtube Channel Covers the Rise of Industrial Music in the ’80s, the Same Time Period in Which “Ipso Facto” ‘zine was Documenting this Music

From Trash Theory:

Industrial Music is many things to many people. For some it is the abrasive gristlized sonics of Throbbing Gristle, for some it is the hardcore EBM of Nitzer Ebb and Front 242. Others though were introduced to Industrial via Nine Inch Nails in his Billboard Chart domination of the 90s, with massive singles like Head Like a Hole, Closer and The Perfect Drug. And so this is the story: From Tape Loops to NIN.

Was thrilled to watch this episode, since it re-visits many of the artists and music that I covered with the magazine “Ipso Facto”. In fact, there wasn’t a single artist in the episode that “Ipso Facto” didn’t somehow cover. In particular were Al Jourgensen and Ministry, Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails, and Cabaret Voltiare. All were interviewed in “Ipso Facto”, along many others that were outside the industrial music genre.

Here are issues of Ipso Facto for your reading pleasure.

Ipso Facto – Issue One

Features an interview with Skinny Puppy and 4AD Records Vaughan Oliver (23 envelope). First issue was published in Gainesville, Florida. Founders of Ipso Facto were John C. Tripp, Chuck Conner and Stuart Patterson.

Ipso Facto – Issue 3

Issue 3 of Ipso Facto magazine. Contents include interviews with Wolfgang Press, Chris & Cosey, William Orbit and Red Hot Chili Peppers Anthony Kiedis. Designed and published in Gainesville, Florida.

Ipso Facto – Issue 4

Ipso Facto – Issue 6

Ipso Facto – Issue 7


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