Big Audio Dynamite – James Brown (US 12″)

So a bit of a forgotten BAD track from 1989, off their forgotten album “Megatop Phoenix” and still making political comments through silly samples and dance beats. This one has a go at the legendary James Brown (The Godfather of soul in a sort of Mafia way) and his some what chequered later life. Using the sample of Nitro Deluxe’s “Let’s Get Brutal” as the main hook , the full remix has a lot of dance goodness, playfully delivered by Mick Jones (The Clash) who had recovered from a near death experience with  pneumonia that same year.  All self produced and mixed with a bit of help from Bill Price. The “John Carpenter Mix” is suitably wacky in guess-the-sample sort of way ! A ground breaking , early acid track (ending with Alfred Hitchcock!)


Columbia ‎– CAS 1739


A1 James Brown (Remix)
A2 James Brown (Remix Edit)
B1 If I Were John Carpenter
B2 James Brown (LP Version)

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