It is one of only two KMFDM studio albums (the other being Nihil) that does not feature cover artwork by pop artist Brute!. There were only a handful of cassette copies of the album that were made. Opium was originally released in a limited run of cassettes and distributed through the Hamburg club scene
It is one of only two KMFDM studio albums (the other being Nihil) that does not feature cover artwork by pop artist Brute!. Opium was originally released in a limited run of cassettes and distributed through the Hamburg club scene. In the early 2000s, the original 8-track tapes were salvaged from a house, after surviving a fire and years of sitting in damp boxes. This had left them in a damaged state. Sascha Konietzko salvaged what information was still intact on the tapes, and then set about re-creating the tracks.
Opium by KMFDM, released 22 October 2013 1. Fix Me Up 2. Splatter 3. The Smell 4. Helmut Mein Helmut 5. Warp'd 6. Penetration 7. Entschuldigung 8. Cuntboy 9. Raf Ok 10. Mating Sounds Of Helicopters Opium is what some believe to be the debut album by KMFDM, originally released in 1984. It is not that, however, it is so much more. Opium was originally circulated among a group of fellow-patrons in the underground scene of Hamburg in 1984 as a home taped run of a handful of cassette-tapes. There never existed any actual master tapes, let alone any professional equipment to record the album.
Mating Sounds Of Helicopters. blue highlight denotes track pick.