Always the creator and innovator, Richard Kirk rejected the commercial aspect of music, film or art. Experimenting with a wide range of musical genres, including industrial, posy-punk, avant-funk and acid house. With Cabaret Voltaire, Kirk created moody hypnotic rhythms funky electronic beats to mirror a sense of alienation and paranoia he saw spreading across western society. Using the music to attack the policy foundations of predatory capitalism, neo-liberalism and western imperialism.
The Cab’s played their first live gig in 1975 and went on to influence everyone from Depeche Mode and New Order to Skinny Puppy and Bauhaus. A true artist. Richard Kirk’s importance cannot be overstated.