Wall of Noise and nihilism themes, care of Uncle Al.
Off the album “Filth Pig” and getting a limited release in December 1995. “The Fall” is a powerful dirge. Grim and unrelenting with a tiny bit of piano “Reload” is a thrash at a 1000 decibels, stop/start and not very long! Bonus is the Non LP track TVIII with the added “film” samples another rapid thrash out, mad instrumental.
Warner Bros. Records – 0-43630
|A||The Fall (Single Version)||5:35|
|B1||Reload (Long Edit)||3:33|
|B2||TV III (Non-Album Track)||4:21|
A more alternative choice of tunes this week, exploring a darker, stranger side of the 90`s.
Love And Rockets came about after the break up of Bauhaus with Daniel Ash (guitarist and vocalist) and David J (bassist) and brother Kevin Haskins. So this is from 1994 and the opening track from the album “Hot Trip To Heaven”. A psychedelic take on the current baggy dance sound. The long, involving album version is included at over 14 minute, an intricate soundscape to relax to and worth the wait when the guitars and beats kick in at 7 minutes. Part 2 is the shorter version and works just as well. The Higher Intelligence Agency (Robert Bird) darkens everything up in a twisted trip-hop style.Kris Needs and Bent Recknagel (Secret Knowledge) builds on a Sci-Fi theme with a strident synth lead going into Progressive House beats and rave overtones. Secret Knowledge’s side project, Delta Lady, also gives it a big space stomp with plenty of analogue sounds. A bonus for fans is the slide atmospherics of the instrumental track “Coyote”
American Recordings – 0 41690
|A1||Body And Soul (Album Version)||14:13|
|A2||Body And Soul (Out Of Body)||9:12|
|B1||Body And Soul (Delta Lady)||7:33|
|B2||Body And Soul (Dark Side Of The 12th Moon)||6:34|
|B4||Body And Soul (Part 2)||3:59|
Rare, rare Tom Tom Club stuff (the rhythm section of the Talking Heads) as Tina Weymouth has a go at rapping !!!! Released in 2000 from the LP “The Good The Bad And The Funky.” This appeared on the closing credit of “American Psycho” quirky but excellent with added street beats by Mista Sinista (Joel Wright from The X-Ecutioners) on his mixes.
Tip-Top – US-TTR-00-00001
|A1||Who Feelin It (Tom Tom Club Album Version)||6:15|
|A2||Who Feelin It (Mista Sinista’s Full Remix)||5:17|
|B1||Who Feelin It (Mista Sinista’s Radio Edit)||3:35|
|B2||Who Feelin It (Mista Sinista’s Instrumental)||3:34|
The debut from Musto & Bones (Frankie Mitchell and Tommy Musto) from 1990 !!! Slightly un PC lyrical content from rapper PCP but just listen to those synths. It samples ‘Take Me Back’ by Rhythmatic and ‘The Killer’ by Dirty Mind. Old Skool at it best with a couple of dubs to die for!
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|
At Ulverston at Another Fine Fest.
Myvinyldreams on the road with some new/old vinyl that I haven’t even put up on here yet, excited!
Re- Uppage 41 (Falco, Die Warsau, INXS, Fad Gadget, Pseudo Echo (Lots of), The Bridewell Taxis, Sister Sledge, Betty Boo, UB40 & Robert Palmer, The Mission)
When there was a sudden influx of multiple requests…..here goes!
Falco – Emotional (Extended N.Y. Mix) (12″) For Uwe (Sorry for the delay!)
Die Warzau – Bodybag / Shakedown (US 12″) For Nico (on the old EBM trip I see 🙂 )
Die Warzau – Never Again (US Promo 12″) For Nico
INXS – Searching (2 X Promo 12″) For DJ Mr. Tim (You’re right it didn’t last long!)
Fad Gadget – I Discover Love (12″) For Paul (from Cumbria ???)
Falco – Vienna Calling / Rock Me Amadeus (US 12″) For Neil (Still looking for the file for the UK 12″ )
Pseudo Echo – A Collection (for Chris who likes a 12″ it seems!)
The Bridewell Taxis – Don’t Fear The Reaper (12″) For Weston (Yea, a bit different this cover!)
Sister Sledge – Frankie (12″) For Gildas (Sorry about the wait!)
Betty Boo – Doin’ The Do (Remix) (12″) For Stephen (As Night follows Day it just would not be the same if there was not a re-up request from this man!)
Robert Palmer And UB40 – I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight (12″) For Krawinkel (Wonderful name !)
The Mission – Into The Blue (LTD Edition 12″) For Krawinkel (Enjoy Sir!)
Aussie Garage House from 1999 and this release by production group Rockmelons (a band that had gone into production) helped with the added vocals of adopted Aussie, Doug Williams. Smooth, summery vibes with some great synth solos. Mixes by Bobby D’Ambrosio and Eric Kupper make this a classy cut. The Bonus is the addition of an Eric Kupper dub that builds and builds, the remix on here.
Hysteria – HYS007T
|A||Love’s Gonna Bring You Home (Bobby D’Ambrosio Club Mix)|
|B1||Love’s Gonna Bring You Home (Bobby D’Ambrosio Osio Dub Mix)|
|B2||Love’s Gonna Bring You Home (Eric Kupper ’94 Classic Club Mix)|
Synthpop from Red Flag from 1990, still treading the classic synthpop formula of strong melodies and retro synth sounds, sounding it was recorded in the early 80’s. Taking an early Pet Shop Boys bassline and swooping Harold Faltermeyer lead synths. Six quite varied mixes with that man, Danny Tenagali gets involved in 3 remixes (tracks 1, 4 and 5) putting some commercial house sounds as well as some very sharp stereo effects on these minimal sounding tracks. Razormaid (Art Mararg and Joseph Watt) speed it up and give it a Hi NRG feel.
Bonus track is a Razormaid remix of an earlier album track, “Give Me Your Hand” less poppy and very PSB influenced with its dramatic orchestral sweeps. Has a very sudden ending!
Enigma Records – 7 75545-0
|A1||Count To Three (Power Mix)||6:59|
|A2||Give Me Your Hand (Razormaid Mix)||6:53|
|A3||Count To Three (Razormaid Remix)||6:49|
|AA1||Count To Three (House Mix)||7:35|
|AA2||Count To Three (House Dub)||6:07|
|AA3||Count To Three (7″ Edit)||4:22|
Breaking into the 1990’s but mostly to do with their 80’s Output.
“Everytime I See You” was a 1986 track produced by Dave Allen and from the album “Songs” this is quicker and slightly lighter in tone.
Next is their big, breakthrough HIT “Shouldn’t Have To Be Like” Again the single version. It reminds me of The The in places. Piano V Saxophone and an infectious chorus.
Next song is the very electronic, 1990 track, “Mother’s Little Soldier” and the first of the tracks to get a proper Extended version. Again I’m getting a very similar vibe to Red Box with clarinet enjoying an airing on the remix by Bernard Löhr and Johan Ekelund.
The old track,”Every Time I See You” from 1986 gets a bit of a revamp from a 1996 CD compilation called “The Spiral Tribe Collection Vol II” which seems to be only released in the Philippines, one of the countries the band had a Cult following in.
Another oldie track gets some added beats. “Beauty And The Madness” from the ’87 album “Light And Shade” gets a shuffle beat remix by DJ Beat. This appeared on another Philippines compilation called “New Wave Jam 2000 Megamixxx” from the year 2000 (obviously!)
A 5 track bundle
Need to get this up and out. (Thanks Winx for sharing!)
So three mp3’s containing a twelve minute megamix (some people love a megamix!) from the CD Technopolis – Vol. IV. Mostly of their very early, EBM stuff and not half bad. Seems it was recorded from vinyl then put on this Bootleg series of CD’s released back in 1992.
The second mp3 is a seven minute 2001 remix of “Join In The Chant” by WFX (Jason Webster) which may already be up here but here it in this pile of 3. Brighting up the beats and polishing up the classic for the 21st Century.
The main “body of work” is the rare DJ Promo CDR of the mixes that appeared around the release of the compilation “Body Of Work” back in 2006. Remixed by some of the big electronic artists of the early noughties. (Dubfire, XPress 2, Black Strobe, The Hacker and Motor – all on their game) The remixes do their job paying homage to the original track whilst jazzing them up for the discerning dancefloor.
Tagged on the end is a couple of covers by tribute band Muscle & Hate of “Join In The Chant” from 2006.
Apologies for the Big File.
NovaMute – PNOMU166CD
|1||Control (I’m Here) (Dubfire’s Jamrock Remix)||8:46|
|2||Getting Closer (Black Strobe EBM Remix)||6:09|
|3||Join In The Chant (Xpress 2 Remix)||6:34|
|4||I Thought (Robag’s Schiikkuli Vocal Rework)||6:34|
|5||Lightning Man (Motor Dub)||6:46|
|6||Getting Closer (Black Strobe Moderne Remix)||7:32|
|7||Murderous (Phil Kieran Remix)||8:00|
|8||Control (I’m Here) (The Hacker Remix 2006)||6:18|
|9||Join In The Chant (Knarz Ist Machine Remix)||5:32|
|10||Let Your Body Learn (Terence Fixmer Remix 2006)||4:11|
|11||Control (I’m Here) (Dubfire’s Arrowhead Dub)||7:56|