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Classic Album Review: KMFDM | Adios

The German juke-joint jezebels' so-called swan song is more of a kiss-off.

This came out in 1999 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


German juke-joint jezebels KMFDM claim they disbanded back in January. Then again, they also claim to have since reformed as MDFMK. (Now is the time on Sprockets when we stage a publicity stunt, no?)

Whatever. All I know is that as a supposed swan song, Adios is a familiar one — 50 minutes of the usual Teutonic boom, doom ’n’ gloom. And it’s all by the numbers, right down to the guitar-glam orchestration, synthetic leather-boy strut and coolly pumping, erotic disco thump-whump. For loyal fans, most of these tired, uninspired songs will seem more like a kiss-off than a kiss goodbye.