U2 – The Fly (12″)


I think I mentioned this last time I still don’t understand why people hate U2, it baffles me that when I speak to any of my friends they change and splutter things like, “Can’t stand them!” “That Bloody Bono” and “They lost it years ago.”

I’m not a massive fan but respect their longevity and the fact their is friendly rivalry between them and Depeche Mode. Is it just not trendy to like them anymore?

This was the lead single from 1991’s “Achtung Baby” album. Bono said “the sound of U2 chopping down the Joshua tree.” Adopting the indie dance/ Big Beat feel of the time, it has some glorious guitar work from the Edge and features Bono’s falsetto.

The B-side is a short but high quality instrumental, from the Bono/Edge soundtrack for an updated Stage version of  “Clockwork Orange,” lots of synths and variation.



Island Records ‎– 12 IS 500flyfrontcov

A1 The Fly 4:29
A2 Alex Descends Into Hell For A Bottle Of Milk / Korova 1 3:37
B The Lounge Fly Mix 6:28

General Public ‎– I’ll Take You There (US Promo 2 x 12″)

From the 1994 movie “Threesome” this cover of the Al Bell penned Staple Singers track from 1972 gets an update by 80’s survivors General Public (whose vocalist, Ranking Roger, sadly died early this month. R.I.P. )

There are 8 mixes of the track, 7 done by Japanese DJ and producer Satoshi Tomiie who transforms the reggae track into a chilled  trip hop, Ibiza vibe. Then to a Latin House mix with a Bossanova bass with plenty of breakdowns and even a change of tempo, just who are the fabulous backing diva’s ?? There are also some chilled and jazzy dubs, Tribal House and the very long , definitive “Private Version”, some lovely organ vibes.



Epic Soundtrax ‎– AED 77460folder

A1 I’ll Take You There (Extended 7″ Mix) 5:06
A2 I’ll Take You There (Sunshine Club Mix) 8:20
B1 I’ll Take You There (Satoshi Tomiie Experience) 9:39
B2 I’ll Take You There (Baby Says Huh ? Dub) 5:14
C1 I’ll Take You There (Hoya Tribe Trip) 9:55
C2 I’ll Take You There (Sunday School Dub) 5:24
D1 I’ll Take You There (The Private Version) 10:00
D2 I’ll Take You There (Sunshine Reprise) 6:42

Various ‎– Euro-Mixx Vol. 3 (CD Rip)

There will be a bit of crossover with this and some vinyl 12″ rips I have already put up so apologies but it is mega-mix time once again!

Featuring all 80’s Big Names.

I’m liking the more obscure Simply Red mix that contained a lot of early stuff. The Queen mix is fun, sticking with the slower ballads with some great vocal snippets but the stutter effects spoils it in places. The Human League mix starts off with “Human” and successfully mixes the old and new with some unusual mixes (Do Or Die) The Eurythmics megamix is also



Euro-Mixx ‎– Vol. 3euro3

1 OMD One Mad Day Mix, Part I 12:18
2 Simply Red The Deep Red Mix (Megamix I) 13:58
3 Queen Freddie’s Big Mix (Megamix I) 11:45
4 Human League League Leader Mix 12:37
5 Yello The Yellow Megamix 12:55
Black Wax Bonus:
6 Eurythmics Eurythmix (Megamix I) 6:57

Big Audio Dynamite ‎– Sunday Best (Promo 12″)

From 1998 and the last release from the poineering group Big Audio Dynamite. This was the only song released from Radioactive Records when they rejected the “Entering A New Ride” album.

Sounding a bit like The Prodigy, dominating by a brooding bass guitar line and Mick Jones distinct vocals. A bit different to the shorter, more punk sounding 12″.

The 11 minute “Remix” is much more inventive, adopting House Beats in an Underground groove with some percussive overdubs and acid squelches.



Radioactive ‎– RAXT 27SAM_5671

A Sunday Best (Club Mix) 7:25
B1 Sunday Best (Dub Mix) 7:15
B2 Sunday Best (Remix) 11:38

Sunday Silly Song 35 – Baltimora – Tarzan Boy (’93 Mixes) (European 12″)

You can’t keep a good piece of cheese from being regurgitated once in a while. Here in a slightly speeded up and polished ’93 version. Daniel Abraham adds more synths but makes it shorter than the original version. The “Extended Dub” is worth a listen for the different arrangements.



SBK Records ‎– 88 0602 6folder

A1 Tarzan Boy (Original Version) 3:49
A2 Tarzan Boy (U.K. Swing Mix) 3:18
B Tarzan Boy (Extended Dub) 5:10

Re-uppage 78 – (Lords Of The New Church, Madness, Tom Robinson, Bauhaus, The Teardrop Explodes, Michael McDonald, Soft Cell, Marc Almond, Eurythmics)

Back in the Room!

A varied selection of requests to load back up after my return to blogging.

Lords Of The New Church – Dance With Me (12″) For Anthony (there you go!)



Madness – Our House (12″) For Matt (Enjoy!!)



Tom Robinson – (It Ain’t Nothing Like) The Real Thing (12″) For Jean Francois (Happy Easter)










Bauhaus ‎– Telegram Sam (12″) For MATT (It’s probably the same Matt ??)










The Teardrop Explodes – Colours Fly Away (12″) For MATT (Enjoy!)










Michael McDonald ‎– All We Got (It’s Not Enough, Never Enough) (12″) For MATT (Happy Easter!)










Soft Cell – What! (12″) For MATT (A Classic!)



Marc Almond ‎– The House Is Haunted By The Echo Of Your Last Goodbye (12″) For MATT (Again!)










Marc Almond – Ruby Red (Re-Edited And Re-Structured) (12″) For MATT (Marc Almond collecting?)



Eurythmics – Love Is A Stranger (Obsession Mix) (With a Bonus 12″) A double treat For MATT













Snow ‎– Informer (US 12″)

More rap ? I still laugh out loud when this plays, “licky bum bum now!!”

From white Canadian rapper, Darrin O’Brien (!) had a massive, Worldwide hit with this in 1993. More white reggae/dancehall if you listen to the more basic mixes (A2 & A3) . Helped in the writing credit and production by MC Shan (Shawn Moltke) and backing musicians John “Raff” Allen, a Jamaican Keyboards player and member of Monyaka, Orville Bryan and DJ Private P, digitizing the sounds to the nth degree.

Hip Hop producer Clark Kent provides the grittier mixes, scratches and jazz horns. The “Super Dub” being the pick of the mixes.

It’s just that Rap!!



EastWest Records America ‎– 0-96112SAM_8124

A1 Informer (LP Version) 4:28
A2 Informer (Drum Mix) 4:12
A3 Informer (Dub) 4:12
B1 Informer (Clark’s Fat Bass Mix) 4:39
B2 Informer (Clark’s Super Radio Mix) 4:11
B3 Informer (Super Dub) 4:50