Foetus – (Not Adam) (CD E.P.)

With gritted teeth I give you some obscure J.G. Thirwell (Foetus) from 2004!!  A recent shiny thing for this blog- it is probably the newish thing I’ve posted in a while! (I will release the vinyl at the weekend!) Typical Foetus, being the more intellectual side of Trent Reznor via The Legendary Pink Dots. This is a Foetus typical E.P. ,leftfield and obscure. It contains 3 tracks from the album “Love.” Haunting harpsichord and equally haunting video for the anti-religious title track. “Time Marches On” brings out the more industrial dance, rev those cycles!

Love the way it has been described as Simon-and-Garfunkel-in-space-but-with-drums!


1 (Not Adam)-4:16

2 Miracle (Jay Wasco Remix)-4:42

3 Not In Your Hands-5:22

4 Time Marches On (End Remix)-3:36

Various Artists – Volume 6 (CD Album)

volume6covThe famous compilation series that focussed on fish, tropical ones to be pedantic. From 1993 and with more varieties than Heinz tin of beans. This compilation series already had exclusive mixes and rare tracks and demos of current alternative artists with a lovely glossy book you could read why you listened. What a simple idea. Beginning with the shoe gaze, psychedelic of Spiritualised, the CD takes us on a journey through what was happening in that year, The The Johnson have a previously unreleased track on the CD called “Lip Tripping” and Sheep On Drugs release the best remix of “15 Minutes Of Fame” on this obscure but lovingly produced series of compilations. Yes, I did reread the booklet as I burned this for the blog, happy days!

1 Spiritualized Smiles (Live) 6:20
2 © He Was 5:29
3 Ultra Vivid Scene Cut Throat (Remix) 5:13
4 Senseless Things Keepsake (Original Demo Version) 3:46
5 That Petrol Emotion Catch A Fire (Mix 1) 4:32
6 Björk One Day 4:52
7 Saint Etienne Fake ’88 4:50
8A Matt Johnson Untitled Introduction 0:31
8B The The Lip Tripping 2:41
9 Gallon Drunk Keep Moving On (Re-Recorded Version) 3:38
10 American Music Club Love Connection NYC (Solo Bedroom Demo) 3:51
11 Belly White Belly (Solo Demo Version) 3:26
12 Killdozer Working Hard Or Hardly Working 4:00
13 One Dove Fallen (The Last Monday Morning At Bobby N’s Remix) 5:24
14 Drum Club, The* One Tribe (Remix) 5:12
15 Sheep On Drugs 15 Minutes Of Fame (Remix) 4:37
16 Fluke Spacey (Original Version) 4:38
17 Unmen Also With You 5:29

Pigforce – Doin’ Jobz 4tha Mob (Maxi CD Single)

With a name like that you know it’s going to be anti-establishment.A Classic, Gangsta Big Beat (if such a term exists!) Guy Ritchie (it featured in the film “Face” film) inspired with a mean rap by Silver Bullet (30 seconds To Comply, Bring Forth The Guillotine) As usual with a plethora of mixes. The “Loop Da Loop” goes all dark and scary in an Aphex Twin kind of way. Bassbin Twins give it an old skool electro makeover. The Chemist gives it more of a house feel. Tough stuff!

“Come On, Hands In The Air, Sir!”


1 Doin’ Jobz 4tha Mob (Radio Edit) 3:37
2 Doin’ Jobz 4tha Mob (Pigforce Crimewave Mix) 6:15
3 Doin’ Jobz 4tha Mob (Loop Da Loop Don Gourgon Mix) 5:34
4 Doin’ Jobz 4tha Mob (Bassbin Twins Battle Beats Mix) 6:06
5 Doin’ Jobz 4tha Mob (Chemist Smash ‘N’ Grab Mix) 5:30

Propellerheads feat. Miss Shirley Bassey – History Repeating (CD Single)

A bit of a corker to start the weekend off. From 1997 (again) and the jazzy Big Beat of Alex Gifford & Will White a.k.a. The Propellerheads. Deliberately retro in feel with Dame Bassey in fine voice. The “Knee Length Mix” is the single version with the speedier , “Ankle Length Mix” more your typical ‘Heads, a Big Beat Monster. I do like the jazz licks of the “Hip Length Mix”…….Nice!


1 History Repeating (Knee Length Mix) 4:04
2 History Repeating (Ankle Length Mix) 5:49
3 History Repeating (Hip Length Mix) 4:15


Bush – Bonedriven (CD 2)

A bit of a classic from 1997 from Bush and the unique rock voice of Gavin Rossdale. Like me I was convinced they were American but no, UK homegrown and very much overlooked then and now, probably not helped by chants of “Are You Nirvana in disguise ?”

Included is 2 mixes, the hip-hop breaks of “Beat Me Clever” all whispered vocals and remixed by the Mekon. the Big Beat remix of another fave track is by Derek De Large, an adequate remix of an great track, different enough for a bit of a listen.

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1 Bone Driven (Album Version) 4:36
2 Bonedriven (Beat Me Clever) 4:18
3 Everything Zen (Derek De Large Mix) 7:18

One Inch Punch – If (CD Single)

ifbackcov Some more One Inch Punch from 1997, very much on the grungey , trip hop tip. Produced by Tim Simeon and engineered by Gareth Jones it is it’s own unique style. Abstract beats on the dub tinged “Justin Troublemaker Mix” and psychedelia on the “Invisible Pair Of Hands Mix” The stripped back acoustic version reveals a haunting ballad underneath, without all the fuzz and effects.


1 If 2:39
2 If (The Invisible Pair Of Hands Remix) 6:30
3 If (Justin Troublemaker Mix) 3:56
4 If (Acoustic) 2:49