Our final Twin / Duo of the series happens to be the last single from Skinny Puppy from their final album, “Mythmaker”. The single was released in January 2007 revealing a similar approach and theme but with an updated sound.
The remix beefs up the album version and is called The Humble Brothers on the CD label. Quite accessible and sounding still relevant.
It featured in the Jackass Video Game, so there you go !! (Sell out ?)
I’ve done that many I’m not sure which number we were up to! Anyway, I found a lot of requests in my Spam folder so if you didn’t see your request posted I’ve released it from there. Some of you were practically screaming for a re-up! In order starting with the last first.
*I bloody hate WordPress, just lost 3 hours work as it hung on Autosave. Laptop nearly went out of the window.*
Part 2 will come…..
For Dennis (Bet you thought that was quick)
For mikedeu (Got it for ya!)
For Mr. FF (How many lunatics do we need ?)
For Stewart (Nowt wrong with a bit of Talk Talk)
For johnoner (A victim of the Spam Folder)
For mikedeu (All of them….I hope)
For Karsten (Remember to read the instructions for Re-ups next time)
For mikedeu (Having his kid in a sweet shop moment)
For Lo (Still eating his Pop corn, I hope)
For mikedeu (LINK DOWN. BRO always grabs my attention..not)
Promo-only 1997 re-release of “Money’s Too Tight (To Mention)” with new remixes for the compilation “Greatest Hits” .
Manchester’s Love To Infinity helping out the band on this very relevant track for todays times (I think I always put that up when posting this track!) Loads of Reagan references.
Track 1 has plenty of House Beats and has the tempo moved accordingly. Piano dominates the Radio Mix and it works in giving the song that 90’s Houe vibe. Track 3 was the one they played in the big clubs. Italian House duo Fathers Of Sound (Fulvio Perniola and Gianni Bini) stretch it out to over 8 and half mins long. The hardest of the mixes with a stabbing offbeat snare. There are added vocals on the chorus.
From 1991 and recorded in Remaximum Studios in London. Mark Stagg (Lionrock) had a big hand in this. Mic Jogwer provides the vocals with Ruebi Walter providing the synths and bass, on what seems to be a one off, not appearing on an album.
The track itself comes in a very Lionrock House mix. The vocals sounding like Max Q era Michael Hutchence. (well a little 😊) The regular has a familiar 90’s drum pattern with a slower tempo and more funky guitars.
The drummer from The Clash gets to release a great debut album but with a subtle, darker theme.
Recorded during Headon’s heroin addiction (he had quit but was about to have a relapse many of the songs deal with it), the album is a curious mix of soul, jazz, funk and R&B. Produced with Jeremy Green.
The album was dedicated to the memory of late Pretenders guitarist Pete Farndon, whom Headon was planning to start a group with after his dismissal from The Clash.
Obscure NYC Post Punk band that featured Lisa Burns on vocals, Sal Maida (Sparks, Roxy Music and NYC Glam Rockers, Milk ‘N’ Cookies) on Bass. Released in 1983.
More Milk N’ Cookies connections with Justin Strauss helping with production. Michael Eden helps out on guitar and Arthur Spota on keys
“Nightline” features Linn Drum (programmed and played by Ian North another member of Milk ‘N’ Cookies) Bass and guitar interplay in a large slab of NYC Post Punk groove.
“Combo Boys” is more Pop Rock and a comparison between Chrissie Hynde with a few drops of Blondie.
The Linn Drum definitely gives the album a bit more edge allowing Maida’s bass to groove out. Bill Tesar adds a bit more to the drums “Nothing To Do.” Real drums (Richard “Rammone” Beau) appears on “Wild Rain”, my favourite giving a nod to any New Wave Dancefloor. “Preoccupied” benefits from some synth squelches.
Ivan Ivan helps out with the mixing of the last track. A version of “Wild Rain” with some dub and vocal effects and extra synth.