Cause & Effect ‎– It’s Over Now (It’s Alright) (US 12″)

A completely new band to me, the Californian synth band Cause & Effect were active in the early 90’s. Robert Rowe and Sean Rowley were the founding members. Tragically, Rowley died in 1992 from a heart attack brought on from an asthma attack on stage. Members Richard Shepherd and Keith Milo joined Rowe afterwards.

This 4 track 12″ was released in 1994 and was produced by Martyn Phillips who gives it a synth prog sound. Mixes are again by Tony Garcia with the instrumental “Aborigine Mix” having a didgeridoo sample in amongst the strident synth chords and bubbling bass. For fans of Fluke and The Beloved they will like the driving, Tribal “Combustion Mix” with limited vocals. The Aussie influences are back on the “Outback Dub” with some rave chords added, again no vocals. So you need to wait to the darker “Mood Mix” for some semblance of the original song with vocals reminding me of 80’s crooner Paul King (the actual song ain’t too bad as heard on the accompanying vid.) Eek! That cheesy saxophone sample!!!


Zoo Entertainment ‎– 72445 14138 1SAM_5936

A1 It’s Over Now (It’s Alright) (Aborigine Mix) 7:02
A2 It’s Over Now (It’s Alright) (Combustion Mix) 6:21
B1 It’s Over Now (It’s Alright) (Outback Dub) 6:09
B2 It’s Over Now (It’s Alright) (Mood Mix) 5:03


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