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TRANSLATED | DAM 303
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01. World - Assemblage 23 global remix
02. World - Division#9 thee kittenz wit mittenz remix
03. Generation - Headache 2nd generation remix
04. World - Dubok coffee is for closers only remix
05. World - Hellraver remix
06. Generation - Flesh Field timeshift remix (edit)
07. World - Cruxshadows ibook remix MP3-Clip
08. World - Out Out acid pirates remix
09. Tragedy -  ( ) no rhyme or reason remix
10. World - Terrorfakt remix
11. Superficial_Generation - darkrave live: toronto

world
WORLD | MET 267
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01. World
02. Generation
03. Superficial
04. Destroy
05. Scattered - MP3
06. Blackout
07. Others
08. Tragedy I
09. Gone
10. Try
11. Generation (Flesh Field Remix)
12. World (Dubok Remix)
13. Tragedy II (Subgrav Remix)

wrong
WRONG | DAM 000

01. Wrong - Album Edit
02. Order + Joy - Dessau Remix
03. New Ideal - Shred und Horst Mix
04. Wrong - Dubok Remix
05. Order + Joy - Sub Grav Remix
06. New Ideal - 1/2 A Hand ( ) Remix
07. Wrong - Division #9 Remix

order+JOY!
ORDER+JOY | MET 169
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01. Order + Joy
02. Blinding 
03. New Ideal
04. Wahrheit 
05. Was Ist 
06. Finalism 
07. Worldestroyed 
08. Wrong - MP3
09. One Voice 
10. God Bring Life 
11. Reason 

E.I.D.A.G.
EVERYTHING IS DEAD And GONE | MET 131

01. useless
02. trackovtime
03. core - mp3
04. getogether 
05. martyr 
06. passion 
07. one-way-out 
08. hostages 
09. ghettology 
10. claim 
11. fault 
12. expect 
13. thirteen 

pain
PAIN | MET 042

01. Any Anything
02. Waiting Game 
03. Same Cars Crashing 
04. Splitting Ears 
05. Soviet - MP3
06. In Ruins 
07. Xstassee 
08. Input Out
09. Horizon 
10. Neimad 
11. Atrium 
13. War Decade 

beneath
BENEATH | MET 018

01. Die Driver Die
02. High and Deep
03. Some Nothing 
04. Right Thru Me 
05. Funeral March 
06. White Noise 
07. Drop It 
08. Beneath the Valley 
09. The Valley Beneath 
10. White Lies 
11. Something - MP3
12. Higher (Domination) 
13. Drive Down

soviet
SOVIET | TIN 009

01. Soviet (War) 
02. Alltrack ov Time 
03. Higher (Oldskool) 
04. Waiting game (Pained) 
05. Soviet (Colder) 
06. Horizon (Dagaz)
07. Same Cars Crashing (Hmmm) 
08. White Noise (Slo-D) 
09. Higher (Energy) 
10. Funeral march (5.0) 
11. Erased... Me 
12. Soviet (Space) 
13. Sane Cars Crashing (Kool) 

crush!
CRUSH YOUR ENEMIES | TIN 002

 01. Celebrate the Enemy [Underwater Mix]
 02. Growing Stronger [Berlin Is Burning Mix]
 03. Smack - Up [No Solution Mix]
 04. Crush Your Enemies [Oz Chant Mix]
 05. Said Said You Said [Lunar Trance Mix] 
 06. Growing Stronger [What's That on the Road...] 
 07. Celebrate the Enemy [Vive La France Mix] 
 08. Celebrate [Iron Horse Mix]
 09. Crush [Oz Glitch Mix] 
 10. Said Said Undead [Pink Doors 4 Dr.King Mix]
 11. Hidden Tracks

celebrate
CELEBRATE THE ENEMY | TIN 001

01. Celebrate the Enemy 
02. Growing Stronger 
03. Said Said You Said 
04. Temple of Lies 
05. [Re] Measure 
06. Smack-Up 
07. It never Stops 
08. Grey Day Reign - MP3
09. Crack the System 
10. Growing Stronger (Steroid) 
11. Temple of Lies (Danse Assembly)
12. Celebrate (Sneak Attack) 
13. Grave Day (Sister Machine Dub)

out-of-print
METALWERKS | OUT 011

01.Waiting Game (Single Mix) 
02.Waiting Game (ShredundHorst EBMix) 
03.Growing Stronger (Berlin Ist Burning) 
04.Higher (Paul Robb's Liquid Mix) 
05.Horizon (UTN's False Dawn) 
06.Celebrate The Enemy (Vive' La France Edit) 
07.Waiting Game (HorstundShred EBMix) 
08.High & Deep (Cydonia Symmetry Mix) 
09. Hidden Track

live action
Live Action | OUT 015

01. Die Driver Die 
02. Same Cars 
03. Horizion
04. Celebrate
05. Waiting Game 
06. Higher 
07. 777 

ALBUM NOTES:
world World > 
I really was feeling a bit down on the whole music thing around this time. I was tired of the close-mindedness I was seeing in the goth-industrial scene, unwilling to expand their minds and accept different things, sounds and ideas... Mick played me some of the stuff he was writing, and I liked it, but it didn't really inspire me. Then  9/11, which hit me really hard - having been buying coffee on a street corner (in NYC) when I looked up and saw these huge fireballs erupting downtown from the towers... scary!... I guess I retreated to something safe and comforting - the music... I was inspired to write and write. In many ways this is one of my favorite albums. It is and was my safety net. The music just gelled and really sounded great with Mick's lyrics hitting dead on! It gives me goose-bumps sometimes, listening to it. -- v.Markus

We really tried to get at it all a bit different this time out.  From the art to the "cleaner" electronics and vocals.  At the end of the day tho, I still think you can see the "croc shop" fingerprints all over it - which is a good thing.  Also the first of our "albums" to feature input from other artists since "Celebrate" - there were amazing remixes on here from dubok & Flesh Field (along with Rian's great vocals on that mix.)  This is also the Croc Shop album that almost never was in a way - as we had taken almost a year off & I was seriously questioning doing any more records.  I recorded 2 tracks "Tragedy" & "Try" sometime around the 9/11 Disaster & then they sat around for a month or two until Markus began flooding me with new "backing tracks" that were just too good to let sit , so I wrote & wrote & wrote lyrics and recorded & re-recorded vocals for weeks on end & we were finished just in time to make a year-end (2002) release schedule at Metropolis. -- Mick Hale

order+JOY! Order + Joy > 
This release was our "return to the source" in terms of the way "Everything Is Dead..." (the previous album) went far out on a limb with more "noise" and free-form song writing styles than we had done in the past.  With "O+J" we wanted to re-set the controls to the EBM minimalism that we had in the early "Celebrate" days.  As a reviewer once aptly pointed out however, "simple" for Croc Shop is still a bit "dense" and not all that "plain" or something to that effect.  Dj Rexx Arkana (NY) even went as far as to tell me in Toronto that Croc Shop's beats weren't "dumbed down" enuff for the masses  !  Oh well . . . I guess I'd rather we've put out "intricate & interesting" listening albums with a danse beat than just churn out simple-minded crap like Apoptigma or VNV or all the "clones" of that sound ! eh?...  Anyways back to O+J: My favourite cuts are: "Worldestroyed", "O+J" "Reason" & "Wrong" - but it plays well all the way thru ,with only one real "filler" track ("One Voice") which I think was a nice lull in the most song-oriented album we'd done in a while ! Oh yeh & this was also the 1st album that listed the band as (only)  "Croc Shop" but only about 1/2 of the reviews caught that "edit" in the band name ! -- Mick Hale

As Mick said, it was a return to the source. We actually set out to write something stripped and bare, but in the end, C/S has a hard time with that. I think our inspirations are drawn from so many different sources that we go into every track and every album with heads full of music... we don't just claim "to love 80s synthpop" and try to emulate it verbatim. The album ended up much denser and intricate. But reviewers did catch on and noted that we had really returned to a more solid EBM sound with this. -- v.Markus

E.I.D.A.G. EIDAG > 
This was supposed to be the last Crocodile Shop album. And it was! After this we used Croc Shop. Its anyway. I think that Mick and I were really both involved in a lot of things happening just at this time, and while we were into the music, we were also in dark places. Len9's own musical approach helped to drive that, which makes this album so varied and multi-sounding, but I always think a bit melancholy, too. --v.Markus

EIDAG was the first album to feature a new lineup in quite some time and theinfluence shows in the darker & more experimental approach we all took with this release.  This cd actually had ALTERNATIVE PRESS so impressed they called Metropolis for an interview with us -- an honour only bestowed on maybe 3 or 4 Metropolis acts - ever!  So I guess we knew we were doing something right... Tracks like "Useless" & "Core" (featured on the huge-selling HOT TOPIC release MET1999) are still live favourites & show C/S "thru the years" sound at it's best .  Some of the rest of the album veers off into many "random" & diverse directions including Trance, Ambient, Synth-pop & all out Experimental Soundscapey stuff... A "trippy" cd to play start to finish. -- Mick Hale

pain Pain > 
The last album we did with RA.Werner on bass. I was really into Bowie's German period at this time, and I think that Mick was, too, because there are many references to Low, Heroes and such!  I love this album from the perspective that it is rather dark and sad... it sounds alone! I think much of that comes from the fact that in this one we really worked separately a lot, although we shared a studio. I remember dubbing keyboard lines and doing some reading for some of Mick's trax while suffering from a cold and on medicine - so it is shrouded in a haze. This one, also, was one of the first albums where my contributions were made entirely digitally. I've always like 'Input Out' and 'Soviet'. -- v.Markus
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MORE "NOTES" COMING SOON !
AN ALMOST COMPLETE DISCOGRAPHY: 

CROC SHOP:
Lullaby LP (Susstones 1988)
Measure By Measure 7" EP (Susstones 1989)
Technological Optimism 12" EP (DAMn! 1991)
Celebrate The Enemy CD (Tinman 1994)
Crush Your Enemies CD (Tinman 1995)
Beneath CD (Metropolis 1996)
Metalwerks CDEP (Semaphore 1997)
Pain CD (Metropolis 1997)
LiveAction CDEP (SubMission/SPV 1997)
Soviet CDEP (Tinman 1998)
Everything Is Dead & Gone CD (Metropolis 1999)
Order + Joy CD (Metropolis 2000)
Wrong CDEP (DAMn! 2001)
World CD (Metropolis 2002)
Translated CD (DAMn! 2003)
 

COMPS:
Rivet Head Culture (If It Moves 1993)
There Is No Time (RAS DVA 1995)
Soundline Volume 4 (Side Line 1996)
Sounds From Asylum (BaseAsylum 1997)
Awake The Machines (SubMission 1997)
100 Tears -Cure Tribute (Cleopatra 1997)
BodyHorst Popshow (Zoth Ommog 1997)
Vertigo 1/97 (Celtic Circle 1997)
5Yrs of ElectroTears (Cyberware 1998)
Empire One (Tinman 1998)
Skinny Puppy Tribute (Cleopatra 1998)
Metropolis1999 (Hot Topic 1999)
Sound Asylum II (BaseAsylum 1999)
Critical Mass (Metropolis 2000)
Cryonica Tanz v.1 (Cryonica 2000)
Electropolis v2 (Metropolis 2001)
Essential Industrial Masters (BigEye 2001)
Tin 21 (Tinman 2002)
CMJ NMM #108 (CMJ 2002)
Critical Mass v4 (Metropolis 2003)
Dig It (Cleopatra/Big Eye 2003)
Futronik Structures v4 (Dsbp 2003)
Interbreeding v2 (Blc 2003)
SIDE PROJECTS:

DIVISION #9
"True Creator" (FifthColvm 1996)

proGREX.iv 
"reInvention opEration" (FifthColvm 1997)

DIVISION #9
"dubNbass:omenII" (Tinman 1998)

HAND OF GOD 
"At Heaven's Gate" (Tinman 1999)

SUB GRAV
"nohighambienttripping" (mp3.com 2000)
 

CROC SHOP REMIXES:
Android Lust "Down(er)"
Battery "Betrayal" (DivaXMachina3)
Collide "Black" (Pitched)
Diverge "Amphibian" (Endangered)
Dubok "dense" (technicolor croc)
Dubok "dense" (v '2XU')
Flesh Field "Inferior" (Croc Tears)
James Ray Gangwar "Moses Gun" (Div9)
SA42 "Behind A Line" (SubGrav)
TheAggression "Arena 98" (cs mix)
Terrorfakt "ALF" (web d/l - release tba)
THC "Need To Destroy" (proGREX.iv)
Urania "Aquarius" (Base Asylum 2)

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