In 1987 I wasn't really listening to too much industrial music. I maybe had heard of Nitzer Ebb, but I wasn't listening to them. They came to me more in my college years starting in 1989. It was then that i got into Ministry, Front 242 and that first Nine Inch Nails record I think came out in 1989 or 1990. Anyways I'm sure it was during that time going to clubs that I first heard this song. It is a great club track. Pounding and pulsing and hypnotic. The repetition of the lyrics also makes it just stick in your brain. I think also the imagery is very aggressive, dark and violent, which for some reason worked for me in a dark club back in the day. All these things are great ingredients for a great club track. I still never really got into Nitzer Ebb, though. Never bought any records or CD's. But as you can see, I do own a record now. I picked this up a couple years ago in some thrift bin and have been happy with it ever since.
For more on Nitzer Ebb read up at wikipedia.
01 Join In The Chant (Burn!).m4a
02 Join In The Chant (Gold!).m4a
03 Join In The Chant (Lies!).m4a
The whole 12 inch in one zip. Nitzer Ebb - Join In The Chant.zip
Here is some live Nitzer Ebb.
Here are some official links.
Join In the chant lyrics.