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After eighteen years of fronting the pioneering industrial rock band Sister Machine Gun , Chris Randall has returned to his roots with the release of "The Devil His Due," his first solo album. "The Devil His Due" recalls the traditional American styles of blues, early jazz, and vaudeville, mixed together with the dark, foreboding feel that Randall is known for. While there is obvious homage to the alternative blues of Nick Cave and Tom Waits, and even the klangmusik of Einstuerzende Neubauten, Randall creates an altogether different result, one that reflects his own life and musical skills.Read More...
Born in 1968 in Honolulu, Hawaii, and raised in rural Oregon, Chris Randall's first twenty years in this world were a haze of sagebrush and poverty. He moved to New York City in 1988, and formed Sister Machine Gun in 1989. Soon relocating to Chicago, he spent nearly two decades pushing against the boundaries of the industrial genre, receiving wide praise (and healthy criticism as well, it should be noted) for introducing jazz and blues elements in to that somewhat limited form of expression. With seven Sister Machine Gun albums, four EPs, and countless singles under his belt, along with production and artist credits on over 60 other releases, Randall felt it was finally time to explore new musical territory in areas closer to his personal tastes, and "The Devil His Due" was born.
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