You are here:

Alternative Music/name and artist of early 90's (?) alt song with movie lyrics?


J wrote at 2006-07-23 14:03:42
oh my god I can't tell you how grateful I am (not that you'll probably every read this again as the original post was so long ago). But I watched Network for the first time yesterday and it's been driving me MAD which song that quote was sampled in. I've googled everything i can think of and finally found this! thank you thank you thank you!!

Troy wrote at 2007-09-26 00:49:39
I heard the song on the Alex Jone show as he was coming back from commercial, it has the whole howard beale "mad as hell" rant then hard metal like 80's metallica or something. can't find it anywhere

Fallen0ne wrote at 2007-11-08 02:51:42
I've heard another clubby industrial track that has that as the opening, I believe it was released under the soulwax label, maybe it was 2manydjs... yes. found it. 2 many djs - track 01 - 01 - as heard on radio soulwax pt. 3.mp3 from 2many djs part3. might be what you're after

Hal wrote at 2010-01-06 20:21:27
There are samples of the monologue from this film in Sublime's cover of "We're Only Gonna Die for Our Arrogance," recorded in 1992 on the album 40 oz to freedom.

Matt wrote at 2011-02-19 09:21:22
I have had the same question and I just found the answer an hour ago

Engines of destruction:  The illusion is real.

Harry wrote at 2011-10-09 12:43:14
Hey i was looking for this as well and it's also used in Bliss n Eso's "The Sea is Rising"

Kahuna wrote at 2013-02-04 01:45:37
Maybeshewill - Not for Want of Trying

Mouth of the Architect - Hate And Heartache

Maruta - Replicate

We Made God - II

Nightpray - Stars On The Run

Bastards - Economic Slime

The Effort - Transmit

Jack Russell - Ваша система

One Hundred Steps - Human Clouds

Futuro Primitivo - Two Minutes Hate

Virgins O.R. Pigeons - Gotta Get Mad

Suburban Scum - Scumtro

Necromorph - black zero

Those are all songs that feature this quote

Deadly Ramon wrote at 2014-02-05 10:27:45
The song Barb is looking for is by an early 90s industrial metal band called Engines of Aggression.  I tried searching for it online and found some of your posts in other forums, but finally figured it out by entering "'illusion is real' industrial song" into Youtube's search bar.  I had the album on cassette in the early 90s, I'd won it from a local rock radio station's contest, and I liked it quite a bit though I'd since lost track of it over the years and had forgotten the band's name.  If I recall correctly, it even had a cover of the Stooges' "Now I Wanna Be Your Dog," or at least a segment of another song that briefly covered that classic.  The album's name is "Speak," and it's almost an EP with just 6 songs to its name.

Alternative Music

All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Amarilis Gibeli


I actively search out want lists of rare, hard-to-find & out-of- print Lps & CDs, antiques and collectables items, books, lyrics, sheet music and any other audio/visual media & format as well, for individuals, traders, retail outlets and online auctions. My specialty is 60`s (psych & garage rock, doo-wop, girls groups, etc.) & 70`s (hard, punk, progressive, etc.), although I have acquired a large range of knowledge in the 80`s & 90`s and on any other style & period as well. As a researcher in musical subjects, I have received requests to write programme notes for modern & classical music, history of music, forms, contemporary music life, bibliographic references, among other topics.


I'm an Independent Consultant for music legal rights & copyright
law (Musical Performance & Mechanical Rights) for 32 years in
Brazil, as well as private record collector, trader & music

Sociedade Independente de Compositores e Autores Musicais
(SICAM), Sociedade Brasileira de Escritores de Musica (SABEM),
Escritorio Central de Arrecadação e Distribuição (ECAD), among
others copyright societies.

Law School "Largo Sao Francisco", at the University of Sao
Paulo, Brazil.
Still working as translator and subtitler at MTV Brazil.

©2017 All rights reserved.