Last one from Mike and a very interesting post to share. Released in 1991 as a promotional twelve for a PETA compiled album of the same name which featured The Pretenders, Belinda Carlisle, The B-52’s, kd lang as well as the artists on here.
Fan’s of Howard Jones, Erasure, Jane Weidlin, Lene Lovich and Nina Hagan will love this as it includes rare dance remixes of the tracks featured on the album.
From the back of the sleeve.
“TAME YOURSELF” is an anthology of exclusive songs produced to benefit People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the world’s largest animal rights organization. PETA’s efforts include educational programs, public events and demonstrations, litigation, advertisements, and investigations into animal cruelty in laboratories, the fur and meat trades, the entertainment industry, and other areas. PETA is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1980.”
Howard Jones gets the remix treatment by Tony Garcia (Depeche Mode, New Order, Billy Idol et al) giving it the early 90’s dance gizmo’s. Jones, himself, provides a groovy dub mix with some great synth playing as you’d expect. Jane Weidlin (ex-Go Go’s guitarist) gets remixed by James Hood (Moodswings) with plenty of layered beats and lush synths. Erasure collaborate with the great Lene Lovich with “Rage” both being remixed by Garcia. The track was originally on Lovich’s album, “March.” A powerful message with a great chorus, it has been given a tougher mix than the album original. The “Dub” mix is a bit of an early 90’s dancefloor monster, using the Renegade Soundwave “Phantom” drum break with Pet Shop Boys type sequencers. Finally the 2 Grand Dames of Weird, Lovich and Nina Hagen get their original 1986 track remixed by James Hood (as JFT Hood) Arpeggio-ing into almost a trance remake. But , oh those lyrics!
All very rare and obscure tracks, thanks a million Mike!
Rhino New Artists – PRO1 90082
|A1||Howard Jones||Don’t Be Part Of It (Moo Mix)||5:40|
|A2||Howard Jones||Don’t Be Part Of It (Dub)||5:32|
|A3||Jane Wiedlin||Fur (Faux Version)||6:46|
|AA1||Erasure & Lene Lovich||Rage (Vitamitavegemix)||7:40|
|AA2||Erasure & Lene Lovich||Rage (Dub)||4:55|
|AA3||Nina Hagen & Lene Lovich||Don’t Kill The Animals (Rescue Remix)||6:05|