Mark E Smith does Big Beat. From 1996 and aided and abetted by Simon Spencer (a.k.a.” Dodo Bassburger”) and Johnny Jay. Various remixes here but all include the unique warble of Smith and his stream of consciousness lyrics. Neil Claxton (Urban Cookie Crew, Mint Royale) provides a couple as The Missing Link. The Dirty Mix is the best if you are after Smith’s deranged vocal delivery. The Symphonic mix is more a progressive house track. While 3 over 3 do a dark and broody Trip hop with some additional breakbeats thrown in. Bassburger’s own mix borders on industrial, with some heavy duty beats. I loved the idea it came out on a subsidiary of PWL records, Pete Waterman again supporting local music and recorded at his headquarters in Manchester.
Coliseum Recordings – TOGA 001T
|A1||Plug Myself In (Missing Link – Symphonic Mix)||7:20|
|A2||Plug Myself In (3 Over 3 – Patients Mix)||5:35|
|B1||Plug Myself In (Missing Link – Dirty Mix)||6:40|
|B2||Plug Myself In (Dodo Bassburger Escariot Mix)||5:56|