General Public – Some Twelves Part 1

So Mike was obviously a huge General Public fan and so here is the first part of two posts containing 12″ versions of their releases.

So the band themselves came out of the ashes of The Beat (or The English Beat) Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger and was a bit of a Super Group for it’s time with members of Dexy’s Midnight Runners, The Specials and The Clash joining the party at some point. This 1984 stuff features Steve Jones on guitar.

General Public – General Public / Dishwasher (12″)

I have actually got this, buying it because I thought it was something to do with Lyndon’s Public Image Limited (Fooled by the Cover!) More dubby than a dubby thing it ! Plenty of Simmons and a Ska feel to it. An underrated classic. B-side “Dishwasher” is an instrumental and a bit more rockier than the A-side.

NEW LINK 2017

http://www80.zippyshare.com/v/N34WACUQ/file.html

Virgin ‎– VS 659 12generalcov

A General Public (Longer) 6:10
B Dishwasher (Longer) 4:16

General Public – So Hot You’re Cool (US 12″)

With shades of an energetic Spandau Ballet this is very New Romantic. From 1985 and given a remix by Arthur Baker it funks along nicely with some Baker trademark trickery. The Dub version is excellent as a slice of electro dance, the best dub I’ve heard in ages. Definitely nothing like The Beat! Album track “Day To Day” is given a live outing where The Beat can be heard again and a quality live band.

NEW LINK 2016

http://www89.zippyshare.com/v/oBLgDcq5/file.html

I.R.S. Records ‎– SP 70415

A So Hot You’re Cool (Hot Dance Mix) 5:09
B1 So Hot You’re Cool (Cool Dub Mix) 8:04
B2 Day-To-Day (Live) 3:16

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General Public – Tenderness / Never You Done That (US Promo 12″)

From 1985 and their real breakthrough Stateside with this weird mix of influences but with the main influence being POP. The remix was done by Jellybean Benitez and keeps that weird woodwind sample in. I missed this first time around and it was nice to hear it really for the first time. The other mixes have been danced up again by Arthur Baker, with very proto New Order ideas going on here, again the dub mix is where it’s at. (It does sound like a New Order track, weird!)

NEW LINK 2016

http://www95.zippyshare.com/v/ifORASMn/file.html

I.R.S. Records ‎– SP-70413

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A1 Tenderness 6:00
A2 Never You Done That (Special Dance Mix) 5:25
B Never You Done That (Dub Mix) 7:00
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7 responses

  1. Can you Please re-up Never you done that and Tenderness Please and thanks 🙂

  2. Sorry I meant So Hot You’re Cool and Tenderness thanks Paul 🙂

    1. Will do but it’ll be tomorrow.

  3. Thanks for the General Public re-up’s cheers 🙂

  4. Could you please reup “General Public – General Public / Dishwasher (12″)”

    1. Re-upped for ya 🙂

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