Sunday Silly Song 62 – Telex – Temporary Chicken (US 12″)


For Chicken botherers everywhere, this slice of craziness from the mad Belgium’s, Telex from 1988.

Hip-Hop beats and a sliding bass and lots of Chicken sounds, from their album “Looney Tunes” On the main mix we get dog barks, cows and bird cheeps!

The Power of the sampler!

Atlantic ‎– 0-86498 SAM_9282

A1 Temporary Chicken (Barnyard Maxi Mix) 6:37
A2 Temporary Chicken (Edit Of Remix) 3:58
B1 Temporary Chicken (Remix) 6:37
B2 Temporary Chicken (Dub Version) 3:23


Theme For Next Week – Guitars!!


To balance stuff out a bit and so you can let your hair down!

Also starting on Tuesday is the return of Tunes From Oz and Beyond (Mike B’s crate of stuff landed over Christmas, floorboards were damaged) and Re-uppage Thursday.

Adding to the weekly Sunday Silly Song and our Wednesday’s dip in the 90’s.

Dead Or Alive – In To Deep (12″)

Sounding very like Scritti Politti (via Madonna) in terms of arrangement, this was the official follow-up to “You Spin Me Around”, but was released a year after in 1985.

Again PWL add their production skills with Phil Harding adding the synthetic sheen.

A couple of decent B-sides, these being produced by Zeus B Hold, with Tim Palmer. “I’d Do Anything”, the opening track from their debut album “Sophisticated Boom Boom” is given an extended mix. Funky bass and backing vocals. (Jackie Challenor, Lorenzo Johnson and Mae McKenna) Classic Dead Or Alive.

You Make Me Wanna” is an unusual Motown pastiche, fun and with some sassy vocals by Burns it had horns by the Kick Horns to give it that authentic sound. (Saxophone [Alto] Saxophone [Baritone], Flute – Simon C Clarke, Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Roddy Lorimer,Saxophone [Tenor], Saxophone [Soprano] – Tim Sanders) . It was also off their first album.


Epic ‎– TA 6360

A In Too Deep (‘Off Yer Mong’ Mix) 6:21
B1 I’d Do Anything (12″ Version) 5:23
B2 You Make Me Wanna 2:50



Hanover Fist ‎– American Dream / Femme Fatale (US 12″)


Penultimate release (of only 4) from synth duo Hanover Fist. Signed to Major Columbia this got a limited release in 1987. Charles Erickson and James Harry (both from Minneapolis) struggled to make an impact and remain very obscure, no vids and no real info about them.

A stomping lead track and a critique on “Loud” American Culture, tight drums and a bass with a bit of a wailing guitar sample. Produced with David Z, the “Dance Mix” is just an extended version with some added sound bites

It contains a decent cover of “Femme Fatale”, a definite playable track today, pristine production and a quality arrangement.

In anticipation 🙂 Here are re-upped links to the rest of their stuff

Capitol Records ‎– V-15297 SAM_2343

A1 American Dream (Dance Mix) 6:08
A2 American Dream (Radio Mix) 3:29
B1 Femme Fatale (Dance Mix) 5:48
B2 Femme Fatale (Radio Mix) 3:26