There was a nice tune from late '80s or (more likely) early '90s. I can remember the melody but not the artist name nor title nor any part of lyrics. I remember there was a music video in industrial style and two vocalists (one lead and one backing). The song was definitely in industrial rock genre.

The last time I've heard it was more than half a year ago. Having only my memories I've played a part of the bass line so someone could possibly recognize it, please. Most of the song's bass is based on the two parts I've played. I'm a poor bassist and I'm not even sure my line is 100% correct, but that's all I can do. The original line was likely played with a plectrum, it sounded distinct and loud in the mix (it was easier for me to use finger style and I don't have a compressor effect).

Thanks in advance. This song is hanging around in my head and this lack of identification becomes frustrating, you know...

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Head of David - "How Primitive Are You"

Confirmed answer taken from comment by original poster on another answer


A far shot, but could this be the Fear Factory Cover of "Cars":


Its from the late 90s, but it features two singers (the original singer Gary Numan and the Fear Factory singer Burton C. Bell) is from a industrial metal band and when hearing your bass line i was reminded of it, altough it does not match completly.

Here is the original version from 1979 which has only one vocalist, otherwise this could maybe also match:


  • No, that's not the one. One more thing I remember is that the bass line was loud and distinct in the mix. And that it was not Fear Factory, Godflesh nor Ministry, to name the most famous from the genre. :-) Jan 11, 2016 at 21:44
  • ...but +1 anyway - thanks to your comment I was able to find the right one. That was from the band Fear Factory has also covered. You kind of enlighten me. Jan 15, 2016 at 6:03
  • @sam_pan_mariusz What was the right one? I am interested in the right answer, was thinking what else it could be...
    – kl78
    Jan 15, 2016 at 9:10
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    That was Head of David - How Primitive Are You. Jan 15, 2016 at 10:25
  • At least credit "the original singer" with his proper name - Gary Numan. May 18, 2016 at 15:47

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