So there won’t be any new posts….until Tuesday Eve. Flight got cancelled ,work not happy
1981 and the last release from this Scottish New Wave band. The line-up was Bass – Kenny Alton , Drums – Bogdan Wiczling, Guitar – Cha Burnz and Vocals, Chimes – Jimme O’Neill. Some of the band members later went on to be in The Silencers. This is Guitar led dance with an unusual bass sound. The A-side was produced with Chris Porter and was from the album “Beat Noir” Chris Kimsey produced the slower B-side, another extended album track, plenty of edgy guitar from Burnz, with vocals like a Scottish David Byrne and some tape samples!!!
Franz Ferdinand must have been taking notes.
Must keep my eye out for more of their stuff.
Virgin – VS 452-12
|A||The Beat Escape||6:54|
Breakfast Club – Expressway To Your Heart (US 12″) For Roget Ferris (Plenty of mixes for you to listen through)
The Pasadenas – I’m Doing Fine Now (12″) For matt
Daryl Hall & John Oates – Out Of Touch (Video Mix) (12″) For Retrohound (with added Dentastix to keep those gnashers pearly white!)
The B-52’s – Time Capsule – The Mega Mixes (US Promo 12″) For ppshh1 (Sorry For The Delay!)
Power Jam Featuring Chill Rob G – The Power (US 12″) For MATT (Before the name change)
Various – Die Maxi Hits – Summer ’88 PART ONE (German Double Vinyl LP) For rick (All the Hits in 12″ form)
Holly Johnson – Atomic City (12″) For MATT
Roxanne Shante – Go On Girl (US 12″) For MATT
Public Image Limited – Warriors / Happy (US 12″) For MATT
Yazz – Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime / Calling 2 U (12″) For Daniel (Sorry about the 2 month wait)
From 1992 and the distinct , warm vocals of Neneh Cherry. From the album, “Homebrew”
Swedish production duo, Christian Falk and Fabian Torsson, provide the short opening mixes, shuffle beats and a soulful groove about absent playas and mistreatment of women. Their “Jeep” mixes is even more jazzy with a solid bass kick but much sparser in arrangement.
Masters At Work provide a great House mix and on a totally different vibe a solid R&B mix. The Dub Mix keeps all the vocals and is again a bit harder hitting, the pick of the mixes.
Virgin – SPRO-12776
|A1||Buddy X (Falcon & Fabian Remix)||4:18|
|A2||Buddy X (Falcon & Fabian Jeep Mix)||3:41|
|A3||Buddy X (Masters At Work Dub)||5:10|
|B1||Buddy X (Masters At Work 12″ House Remix)||7:36|
|B2||Buddy X (Masters At Work R&B Version)||4:26|
|B3||Buddy X (Masters At Work Tribal Beats)||2:38|
It’s 90’s Wednesday so time for some classic Old Skool from 1990 and Frankie “Bones” Mitchell and Tommy Musto team up with Rap collective P.C.P. (People Can Party) The risque rap is taken out of both Dub mixes. The Club Mix is a bit more Rave orientated, with a funkier bass and some X rated samples, completely different from album version. I love the Club Dub, no surprises there!!!
RCA – 2797-1-HDAB
|A1||Dangerous On The Dancefloor (Club Remix)||7:01|
|A2||Dangerous On The Dancefloor (Dub Mix)||5:22|
|B1||Dangerous On The Dancefloor (LP Remix)||7:15|
|B2||Dangerous On The Dancefloor (LP Dub Mix)||5:11|
Another fantastic and unique female voice; Israeli music star Ofra Haza got some welcome exposure on “Paid In Full” by Eric B and Rakim, in 1988 Sire released these remixes of two of her well known songs. Strong synth backing with a flourish of orchestra it was mixed at Sarm West in London with Bob Kraushaar engineering, hence the quality of the main mix. The “Gates Of Heaven”, by Frank Inglese (Run DMC) and Mark Kamins, is given Hip-Hop beats and scratches and is a bit less subtle, tries to hard to be Street, nice acapella at the end tho!
“Galbi (Played Out Mix)2 has more beats but works better, Peter Vriends and Allstar Fresh (King Bee) layer the beats and synths, keeping the mystical vibe until the breakdown turns it into a full Hip Hop record!! Interesting.
Pascal Gabriel’s “Liquidator Mix” is quite experimental, playing around with samples and adding a loud squelchy bass over slow breaks.
More Ofra here;
Sire – 0-21001
|A1||Im Nin’alu (Played In Full Mix)||5:44|
|A2||Im Nin’alu (Gates Of Heaven Mix)||6:54|
|B1||Galbi (Played Out Mix)||7:02|
|B2||Galbi (Liquidator Mix)||6:13|
You learn things when you do some research, here’s 2 ? Carmel was not just the singers name but the name of a band hailing from Manchester. Singer/songwriter Carmel McCourt does have a fantastic voice, I remember hearing “Bad Day” and thinking Wow! The band formed in Manchester when two students, Carmel McCourt and bass player Jim Parris got together with drummer Gerry Darby. (Parris’ cousin) They provided the jazzy backing to accompany THAT voice.
This was off the album, “The Falling” and was produced by Hugh Jones. It was the start of their success in France and Europe. The track is quite up tempo with the Kick Horns providing the Swing factor. It’s backed by a stripped down version with added electronic elements. A bonus track,recorded in a Church in Didsbury, comprises of just voice and Double Bass, gospel perfection
London Records – LONX 90
|B2||Hymn Of Love|