November 1, 1986: Hindsight, Fission, Cleavage, Original Concept, Yasuko Agawa


NAUGHTY NEWSAGENTS in some places apparently separated the free introductory issue of JOCKS from the copy of rm it should have been inside, and sold it at an estimated price – this was not right, and we’re sorry about it, but it has certainly alerted the newsagent chains to the new magazine’s existence quite spectacularly! … London’s airwaves seem crowded with black music stations again, many not just at the weekends, currently heard being TKO 90.7, LWR 92.05, KISS-fm 93.95, Starpoint 94.4, Time Radio 103.8, JBC 104.85 (the last two largely reggae), soon to be joined by WBLS 88.5FM dedicated to ‘harder’ sounds … Mike Allen is syndicating an encapsulated hour-long version of his popular Capital Radio hip hop shows to various ILR stations including (Saturday evening) Radio Forth, Pennine Radio, Signal Radio, Hereward Radio, Southern Sound and (Friday) Severn Sound, this ‘National Fresh’ version still featuring Chuck Chill’s Big Apple report and all the rest that’s def ‘n’ fresh in 1986’s truest teenage music … Tony Prince returns to Radio Luxembourg 208MW from this Saturday with a weekly 7- 8pm show featuring Disco Mix Club megamixes … Les Adams and Paul DaKeyne have created two sides each of an 86-track double album for Stylus Records which megamixes ’86 For 86′, the jocks being filmed for its TV merchandising campaign … Serious Records’ latest hot trax-filled ‘Upfront 3‘ compilation has serious competition in a similar double LP format from Champion’s brand new ‘Ultimate Trax‘ (CHAMP 103), not quite so upfront maybe but usefully including the (by chance?) just revived Kinkina ‘Jungle Fever‘ and a Battle Of The DJs in which DJ Cheese and Chad Jackson each have one whole side on which to mix the same records … Cheese incidentally was videoed grooving on the floor at Streetwave’s hip hop gig at the Limelight last week, where Hardrock Soul Movement’s new DJ Streets Ahead really impressed with his one beat cutting … Peckham La Plaza’s bouncers had a barney with some kids they’d offended, one of whom ended up by blasting a bouncer in the gut with a shotgun – not funny … Sunday afternoon (2) the Midlands’ disco exhibition Discoscene ’86 at Birmingham Kitts Green’s Mackadown (details 021-707 1925) … Phil Dinnis (01-670 2455) urgently needs a black music-mixing personality DJ for a top club in Malta … Jon Williams is leaving Malaco Dance to loin Ian Dewhirst at Fourth & Broadway, from which Tim Rudling is moving to EMI, while Dancin’ Danny Poku is at Virgin … Timex Social Club’s rather pop-ish LP has been largely remixed for UK release by Phil Harding and Dancin’ Danny D … Cooltempo is becoming a label in the USA, too, picking up black indie product for wider distribution there just as here … Duke Bootee borrowing from 1966’s ‘Funky Broadway’ and ‘Fusion Beats Vol 2‘ including 1969’s ‘Let A Woman Be A Woman – Let A Man Be A Man‘, these originals and other ancient funkers are still available on the late Dyke & The Blazers’ ‘So Sharp’ LP (Kent 004) … Streetwave’s latest label Hardback has picked up Duke Bootee … Bluebird appear to have licensed the Davis/Pinckney Project to Polydor here, rather late … Full Force have been producing Steven Danté, and – they say, in credible style – Samantha Fox! … Anita Baker’s US success with ‘Sweet Love’ has prompted its reissue here with a couple of live BBC recordings added to the flip … Gregory Abbott topped US Black 45s, Cameo Black LPs, Human League both 12 Inch Sales and Club Play in Billboard … Surface’s earlier incarnation, created by the same guys who are now the group, was then fronted by a girl … Georgie Fame’s 12 inch pressing (as opposed to my review acetate) is 102⅚/205⅔bpm … Thursday (30) Pete Tong & Co ‘Raid’ the Wag, Friday (31) Steve Walsh joins Danny Smith funking Gt Yarmouth Scruples … Saturday (1) the world goes out to a disco to support Disco Aid: all the participating clubs will have special attractions and, even if they are making a small supplementary charge, are the ones that deserve your custom that night … Monday (3) Stoke’s Trevor M starts a new black music night at Nottingham Easy Street, and Tony Worrell PAs at Simon Goffe and Streetlife Unlimited’s London Oxford Street Oxfords night … Tuesday (4) Tony Blackburn gets burned on a bonfire by Steve Walsh and Dave French at Bexleyheath Crook Log’s Drayman … Mad Marx spins salsa/samba/be-bop Saturday lunchtimes at Southend-on-Sea Scruples … Nellie ‘Mixmaster’ Rochefort has produced an updated remake of Diana Ross’s ‘Love Hangover’ by Tracy Ackerman, due on Debut imminently … Raze ‘Jack The Groove’ owes a debt to the Disco Dub Band ‘For The Love Of Money‘ … DER RUMP DUMP DUM DUM DUMP DUM…

NICKY HOLLOWAY has one of his famous ‘Doos’ this Saturday (1), not a Doo At The Zoo this time, but a Doo At The Dome, at Thorpe Park amusement park near the M3/M25 interchange. With him will be Pete Tong, Chris Hill, Chris Brown, Johnnie Walker, Gilles Peterson, Chris Bangs and Martin Collins, funking and jazzing the house. How much will they raise for Disco Aid?


HINDSIGHT ‘Small Change (Spare A Dime Mix)’ (Circa Records YRT1, via Virgin)
Ashley Newton’s label debuts with ex-Central Liners Henri Defoe and Camelle Hinds’ coolly throbbing 112¼bpm tuneful classy rap-cum-song (inst/dub too), its African Aid message subtly influencing the undertow rather than the whole sound. Although widely promoed, it’s not fully out for nearly a fortnight.

FISSION ‘Miller Light’ (Spacematic Records XING 111, via PRT)
Tottenham jocks Howierd The Duck and DJ Szeps have created the best homegrown hip hop yet, brilliantly scratching Glenn Miller tunes behind an hilariously worded rap, in two 95bpm mixes, a British ‘Bang Zoom’ destined to be large! The speedier flip’s 117¼bpm ‘Private Dicks’ is clever, too, but nothing like so fresh.

CLEAVAGE ‘Barah’ (US Studio Records STU-1011)
That’s the correct spelling for an excellent leanly bounding 118⅓-0bpm not-overly-house instrumental (in three mixes) borrowing heavily from 1973’s ‘Bra‘ by Cymande (which was a London based Afro-fusion band always bigger in the US). This sounds like a classic which could have come out any time in the last 10 years, a sure floor filler.

ORIGINAL CONCEPT ‘Pump That Bass/Live (Get A Little Stupid … HO!)’ (US Def Jam 44-05961)
Exploding two weekends ago when first only on seven inch, this is the exciting hip hop culmination of the Beastie Boys ‘It’s The New Style’ crossed with Run-DMC s rock guitar and ultra def 0-104-0bpm beats – in fact, a B-side track to the 84⅔bpm ‘Bite’n My Stylee‘, which combines reggae, Cheech ‘n’ Chong, and the ‘White Lines’ bass line (inst too). The freshest!

YASUKO AGAWA ‘L.A. Nights’ (Bluebird/10 BRT 26)
Originally several years back on an exorbitantly priced Japanese LP, this gently girl-crooned vibey pulsating 99bpm adaptation of Light Of The World’s old ‘London Town’ is at list widely available on fast selling 12 inch, flipped for value by a version of Richie Cole’s recently Mondo Kané’d lightly samba-ing 0-98⅓-98⅔-99⅚bpm ‘New York Afternoon‘.

PHIL FEARON ‘Ain’t Nothing But A House Party’ (Ensign PFX 2)
Someone had to do it! Produced with tongue firmly in cheek by Stock/Aitken/Waterman, the Show Stoppers’ 1967 classic has been given a blatant 0-123-122¾bpm corny Farley-style house treatment to go with its title which, so far as Phil’s normally distinctive vocal is concerned, could have been sung by Total Contrast or anybody. He’s actually more recognisable on the flip’s 0-122½-122¼bpm edit (119bpm ‘Burning All My Bridges‘ too). Unlike most genuine Chicago stuff, it has of course the chart advantage of a real song.

KURTIS BLOW ‘I’m Chillin’’ (Club JABX 42)
Already notorious for its catchy use of the ‘Transformers, robots in disguise’ jingle, this Trouble Funk-backed (0-)106½-107-108⅓-107⅓-107½-109-108⅓-109-108⅓-108bpm go go jiggler has quietly bragging lyrics criticising the topics rapped about by other sucker MCs (three versions and the 68bpm ‘Don’t Cha Feel Like Making Love’).

GRACE JONES ‘I’m Not Perfect (But I’m Perfect For You)’ (Manhattan 12 MT 15)
Nile Rodgers-produced typically jittering Chic-style 108⅙bpm staccato jolter (inst too), Grace herself sounding more typical on the flip’s slinkily duetted 98⅙bpm ‘Scary But Fun‘.

‘Fusion Beats Vol. 2’ (US Bozo Meko Records BM001)
Replacing ‘Feelin’ James’ as hottest bootleg, this simply edited 0-108⅔-105⅔-110⅓-105-109⅓-111⅓bpm mixer alternates between bursts of the Mohawks’ much sought ‘The Champ’ and James Brown’s ‘Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved’ (rather like Original Concept’s ‘Can You Feel It’) before ending with Dyke & The Blazers’ ‘Let A Woman Be A Woman – Let A Man Be A Man’. The A-side is actually a badly recorded live ‘Flash It To The Beat‘ by (Grandmaster) Flash And The Furious 5.

WOOLY REASONABLE & THE YO CULTURE ‘You’re The Only One’ (US Beauty and The Beat BAB 106)
A real grower, this Duke Bootee-produced wriggly 103½bpm nagger jiggles through scratching, a Jamaican-accented muttering girl, soft chanting, a het-up worrying guy, squalling sax, whining guitar and a rhythm that don’t quit (inst flip), compulsive stuff!

BUNNY WAILER ‘Back To School’ (Solomanic SM 025, via jet Star)
With a Crown Heights Affair-cribbing air stewardess intro, this simple 95¾-97½bpm nursery rhyme rap (not in reggae style) from 1982 has been reissued as it rapidly revives following play by London’s pirate radio (dub flip). Quite timely after half-term, too!

KOOL MOE DEE ‘Go See The Doctor’ (US Roof Top Records RT-001)
Hilariously about a randy chap’s dose of the clap, this jaunty 89⅙bpm rap follows perfectly from ‘Girls Ain’t Nothing But Trouble’ but will never get any radio play, despite an ‘Almost Clean’ version! The hard 91⅔bpm ‘Monster Crack‘ has a broadcastable strong message, though.

JAKI GRAHAM ‘Step Right Up (Pure Dance Mix)’ (EMI 12JAKI 9)
Noisily bashing and hollering blatantly commercial spurting 121½bpm black pop – and, no, at that BPM it is not in fact house! – with an acappella outro.

S.O.S. BAND ‘Even When You Sleep (Extended Remix)’ (US Tabu 4Z9 05954)
Familiar territory trodden with calm confidence, if few surprises, one of Jam & Lewis’s rolling 0-98⅔bpm sultry grooves remixed in four new ways. You know the style … and you love it!

JEFF LORBER ‘Private Passion’ LP (US Warner Bros 1-25492)
Techno-jazz, lightweight vocals and decent slowies, the most credible floor fodder on first rushed listen (fuller review to follow) seeming like the buoyantly rolling 90bpm ‘Midnight Snack’ and mildly jaunty 103⅙bpm ‘Jamaica’ instrumentals, and Michael Jeffries-sung soulfully jogging 97½bpm ‘Keep On Lovin’ Her‘. Likewise, I’d no time to review FREDDIE JACKSON ‘Just Like The First Time’ LP (Capitol EST 2023), about which the title says all, except there are even more slowies this time!

GARY L ‘Time (Time To Party)’ (US Sensations Records CS-45-01)
More house from New Jersey, although really in Colonel Abrams or Private Possession style and strong of its familiar sort, this busily skittering 120½bpm bounder is in four mixes, the main one by Regisford & Jarvis.

JANICE CHRISTIE ‘Heat Stroke’ (US SuperTronics RY 016)
Sneakily nagging juddery pent-up rolling jiggly basher which packs more of a wallop than one quick listen suggests, in two 101⅚bpm Tony Humphries mixes, and – check this – an 100bpm Larry Levan mix too. This now clashes with her UK-issued breathy also juddery 105⅓bpm jogger, ‘I’m Hungry For Your Love’ (Affair TART 1).

JANICE McCLAIN ‘Passion And Pain’ (US MCA Records MCA-23647)
Nick Martinelli-produced predictable precisely ticking and jolting (0-)92¼bpm plodder, soulfully wailed through the usual structure (in four mixes).

ISAAC HAYES ‘Ike’s Rap/Hey Girl’ (US Columbia 44-05962)
Rapping again in his classic ‘By The Time I Get To Phoenix’ style, Ike starts with a romantic sounding though serious anti-crack message that has a humorous twist before the 65⅓bpm track becomes a lovely revival of Freddie Scott’s much-covered 1963 US smooch smash (edit flip), vintage Hayes.

ZUICE ‘I’m Burning’ (Club JABX 41)
Without another lavish launch, will this inspire such long lasting DJ loyalty as their debut did? Again too stolid and tricksily treated although basically quite a decent song, the A-side’s vocal Jam & Lewis-meet-Nile Rodgers lurching 105⅔bpm Sure Buster Mix is for me beaten by the brighter B-side dub’s chinky Chic-guitared Sister Sledge-ish 0-106bpm Royal Mix. How about a remix combining the two?

HEAVY D. & The BOYZ ‘Mr Big Stuff’ (US MCA Records MCA-23691)
Although it could be a remake that’s used, repeatedly scratched into the jittery 98½bpm beat, this Dr Jeckyll produced lively rap is shamelessly based without any credit on Jean Knight’s 1971 smash of the same name (inst flip).

CUT MASTER D.C. ‘Bum MC’s’ (US Zakia Records ZK 016)
D.C. certainly cuts and produces this beefy 94⅔-0bpm hip hop jiggler, braggingly rapped by poppin’ MCs, and the flip’s more serious anti-crack 0-101⅔bpm ‘Crack, Crack “(Don’t Do It)”’ (both with instrumentals too), but the label lists nobody as artiste – although presumably it should be whichever rap act includes Tricky Vic, Tony Rome and is that Zineski?

D.J. SCOTT LA ROCK – BLASTMASTER K.R.S. ONE & D-NICE ‘South Bronx’ (US B Boy Records BB 100)
Specialist though very interesting starkly jolting 95½bpm rap relating the history of hip hop, from the South Bronx’s viewpoint (inst too, and reggae toasting-style ‘The “P” Is Free’ flip).

O’CHI BROWN ‘Two Hearts Beating As One’ (Magnet MAGT 297)
Stock/Aitken/Waterman parody their original Princess style for this 109⅘bpm jolting sweet swayer, with a less plagiarised pleasant 100⅔bpm ‘Another Broken Heart’ flip.

KOOL & THE GANG ‘Victory’ (US Mercury 888 074-1)
Fairly uninteresting 123bpm lurching pounder in polished black pop style, only likely to mean much once it’s out here.

LEVERT ‘(Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop) Goes My Mind’ (Atlantic A9389T)
O’Jays leader Eddie Levert’s boys topped the US soul chart with this superb hesitant 0-80/40bpm smoocher, flipped by the even more danceable good tensely jogging 99⅓bpm ‘Looking For Love’ with chunky vocal interplay and bursts of rap ‘n’ scratch.

UK DISCO TOP 100 – November 1, 1986

01 04 JACK THE GROOVE, Raze, Champion 12in
02 03 MIDAS TOUCH (REMIX), Midnight Star, Solar 12in
03 06 I’M CHILLIN’, Kurtis Blow, US Mercury 12in/Club promo
04 05 JACK YOUR BODY, Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley, London 12in
06 02 WORD UP/LES ADAMS CLUB MIX, Cameo, Club 12in
07 01 SLOWDOWN (DANCIN’ DANNY D & GODWIN LOGIE REMIX)/(NICK MARTINELLI REMIX), Loose Ends, Virgin 12in twin-pack/promo
09 16 I CAN’T TURN AROUND, J.M. Silk, RCA 12in
10 07 RUMORS/VICIOUS RUMORS, Timex Social Club, Cooltempo 12in
11 12 GIRLS AIN’T NOTHING BUT TROUBLE (REMIX)/GUYS AIN’T NOTHING BUT TROUBLE, DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince/Ice Cream “Tee”, Champion 12in
12 17 SEE ME/I REALLY DIDN’T MEAN IT, Luther Vandross, Epic LP
13 22 THE RAIN (REMIX), Oran ‘Juice’ Jones, Def Jam 12in
14 09 DUB CAN’T TURN AROUND/LOVE CAN’T TURN AROUND, Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk featuring Darryl Pandy, London 12in
15 08 (I’M A) DREAMER (SHEP PETTIBONE REMIX), BB&Q, Cooltempo 12in
16 13 SHOWING OUT, Mel & Kim, Supreme Records 12in
18 15 BACK TO THE SCENE OF THE CRIME/FREEZE’S THEME, The Incredible Mr. Freeze, London 12in
20 18 EXCITE ME, Carlton Smith, CityBeat 12in
21 20 SLAVE OF LOVE, TC Curtis, Hot Melt 12in
22 19 DON’T THINK ABOUT IT, One Way, MCA Records 12in
23 64 SAMBA (TODA MENINA BAIANA MIX), Georgie Fame, Ensign 12in
24 38 SHOWING OUT (MORTGAGE MIX), Mel & Kim, Supreme Records 12in
25 24 TASTY LOVE, Freddie Jackson, Capitol 12in
26 26 AIN’T GONNA PAY ONE RED CENT/RAP VERSION, Wally Jump Junior & The Criminal Element, US Criminal Records 12in
27 25 THE HOUSE MUSIC ANTHEM, Marshall Jefferson, Affair 12in
28 29 NIGHT TO REMEMBER, Keith Patrick, US Omni Records 12in
29 23 TURNED ON TO YOU, 80’s Ladies, Music Of Life 12in
30 27 WHEN I THINK OF YOU (REMIX), Janet Jackson, A&M 12in
31 36 TALK TO ME, Chico DeBarge, Motown 12in
32 59 FRIENDS NOT LOVERS (HOT CLUB MIX), Rosaline Joyce, Elite 12in
33 37 GOLIATH, James Brown, Scotti Bros LP
34 48 SUMMERTIME, SUMMERTIME, Nocera, 4th + B’way 12in
35 87 L.A. NIGHTS, Yasuko Agawa, Bluebird/10 12in white label
37 49 YOU CAN DANCE (IF YOU WANT TO), Davis/Pinckney Project featuring Lorenzo Queen, US Studio Records 12in/Bluebird promo
39 31 NO WAY/INSTRUMENTAL, Bobbi Humphrey, Club 12in
40 28 MASTERMIND TURNTABLE MIX, Loose Ends, Virgin 12in
41 32 NON-STOP (REMIX), Skyy, Capitol 12in
42 35 MISUNDERSTANDING, James (D-Train) Williams, CBS LP
43 57 IN THE HEAT OF A PASSIONATE MOMENT (REMIXES), Princess, Supreme Records 12in
44 47 STRAIGHT TO THE HEART, The Real Thing, Jive 12in
45 67 OOPS OH NO (LP VERSION), LaToya Jackson, Music Of Life Records 12in promo
46 re FACTS OF LOVE (ACTUALITY MIX) (106¾)/(LP VERSION) (0-106⅔bpm), Jeff Lorber featuring Karyn White, Club 12in promo
47 54 REAL LOVE, Jesse’s Gang with Jesse Saunders, Geffen Records 12in
48 34 HOT! WILD! UNRESTRICTED! CRAZY LOVE, Millie Jackson, Jive 12in
49 99 PUMP THAT BASS/LIVE (GET A LITTLE STUPID…HO!), Original Concept, US Def Jam 12in
50 100= BARAH (THE HOUSE MIX), Cleavage, US Studio Records 12in
51 82 OUTSIDE IN THE RAIN (LARRY LEVAN REMIX), Gwen Guthrie, US Polydor 12in
52 66 SUCH A FEELING (REMIX), Young & Co., US Atlantic 12in
53 46 7 WAYS, Hercules, US Dance Mania Records 12in
54 63 IT’S O.K., IT’S O.K., The Force, US Jes Say 12in
55 75 GOIN’ TO THE BANK (CLUB MIX), Commodores, Polydor 12in
56 53 MY LATIN LOVER (WAREHOUSE MIX)/(BRUCE FOREST MIX), Q-Pid featuring Nikki Q, Rhythm King 12in
57 — CONTROL (REMIX), Janet Jackson, A&M 12in
58 — DANCE YOUR WAY OUT OF THE DOOR, Sharon Dee Clarke, Arista 12in
59 re L.O.V.E. M.I.A (FARLEY KEITH REMIXES), Dazz Band, Geffen 12in
60 61 BACK IN LOVE AGAIN (REMIX), Walter Beasley, US Elektra 12in
61 44 MA FOOM BEY, Cultural Vibe, Crossover 12in
62 55 IT’S THE NEW STYLE/PAUL REVERE, Beastie Boys, US Def Jam 12in
63 — GO SEE THE DOCTOR/MONSTER CRACK, Kool Moe Dee, US Roof Top 12in
64 60 ALL BECAUSE OF YOU/NO MORE TEARS, Beau Williams, US Capitol LP
65 re 2 THE LIMIT, Octavia, Cooltempo 12in
66 40 GRAVITY/THE BIG ‘G’ (DIG THIS MESS), James Brown, Scotti Bros 12in
67 58 RAIN OR SHINE (REMIX), Five Star, Tent 12in
68 65 SPLIT PERSONALITY (THE REMIX), U.T.F.O., Cooltempo 12in
69 45 UM TANG, UM TANG, DJ Hollywood, Crossover 12in
70 76 SWEET THING (M&M MIX), Convertion, Threeway Records 12in
71 62 LOVE CAN’T TURN AROUND, Philly Cream, US Cotillion 12in
72 70 FUNKY GROOVE, Hardrock Soul Movement/Afrika Bambaataa, Streetwave 12in
73 73 MOVEMENT/HOUSE VERSION, The Movement, US Underworld 12in
74 — CHILLIN’ OUT (REMIX) (98½bpm), Curtis Hairston, US Atlantic 12in
75 84 FUSION BEATS VOL. 2, US Bozo Meko Records 12in
76 52 JAM ON ME/DUB ON ME, Company B, US The Summer 12in
77 56 SHAKE YOU DOWN, Gregory Abbott, CBS 12in
78 re SAVE ME, Lady Peachena, US Cotillion 12in
79 79 BROADWAY, Duke Bootee, US Beauty and The Beat 12in
80 81 LET’S MAKE SOME NOISE (HOUSE OF WAX MIX), Escalator, Elite 12in
81 41 HOUSE OF BAMBOO, Earl Grant, Decca 12in EP
82 50 THIS TIME, Private Possession featuring Hunter Hayes, US 4th + B’way 12in
83 77 THE SPEN/SAGITARIAN, Beat This, US Ace Beat 12in
84 72 YOU GOT THE LOVE, The Source featuring Candi Staton, US Source Records 12in
86 74 PICK ME UP (ROCK ME NON-STOP), Affinity, US Pow Wow 12in
87 88 HAPPY, Surface, US Columbia LP
88 71 WE’RE ROCKING DOWN THE HOUSE, Adonis, US Trax Records 12in
89 86 THANK YA/TURN IT, Sweet D, US Trax Records 12in
90 — NAIL IT TO THE WALL, Stacy Lattisaw, Motown 12in
91 100= SWEETHEART, Rainy Davis US Super Tronics 12in
93 — PLEASURE CONTROL, On The House, US Bright Star Records 12in
94 — IF YOU ONLY KNEW, A Perfect Fit, Move 12in
95 — MIDNIGHT SNACK (89⅚)/ BACK IN LOVE (79¼)/PRIVATE PASSION (0-115⅚)/JAMAICA (103⅓)/KRISTEN (95⅓)/KEEP ON LOVIN’ HER (97⅔)/TRUE CONFESSIONS (106)/FACTS OF LOVE (0-106⅚), Jeff Lorber, US Warner Bros LP
96 re GIVE ME THE SUNSHINE, Leo’s Sunshipp, Expansion Records 12in
97 — (POP, POP, POP, POP) GOES MY MIND, Levert, Atlantic 12in
98 — YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE, Wooly Reasonable & The Yo Culture, US Beauty and The Beat 12in
99 100= RIDE THE RHYTHM, On The House with Marshall Jefferson, US Trax Records 12in
100= 97 BACK TO SCHOOL, Bunny Wailer, Solomonic 12in
100= — FUNKY RASTA, The Naturals, Jamaican Sunshine 12in
100= — TIME KEEPS MOVIN’ ON, Calvin, US VinylMania 12in


As this week’s chart is missing, places have been calculated from the “last week” positions in the following week’s chart.

01 01 YOU KEEP ME HANGIN’ ON, Kim Wilde, MCA Records 12in
02 04 KNOCK ME SENSELESS, Eastbound Expressway, Passion 12in
03 08 ANIMAL MAGNETISM, Darryl Pandy, Nightmare 12in
04 07 EYE CONTACT, Linda Lusardi, Polo 12in
05 03 DELIVERANCE, People Like Us (featuring Cindy Dickinson), Passion 12in
06 06 SO GLAD, Pepper Watkins, US TSR 12in
07 02 YOU’RE GONNA SUFFER, Bertice Reading, Sublime 12in
08 20 WHAT HAVE I GOT TO LOSE, Astaire, Passion 12in
09 05 APPLAUSE, Angie Gold, Passion 12in
10 16 DANCE YOUR WAY OUT OF THE DOOR, Sharon Dee Clarke, Arista 12in
11 14 NUMBER ONE LOVER, Sadie Nine, Record Shack 12in
12 — MEMORIES, Carolyn Harding, US Emergency 12in
13 15 TIGHTROPE, Evelyn Thomas, Nightmare 12in
14 unknown
15 11 HERE TO STAY, Sister Sledge, EMI 12in
16 — READ ALL ABOUT IT, Flirtations, Passion 12in white label
17 — FINGERTIPS/MUSIC THAT YOU CAN DANCE TO (UK CLUB VERSION), Sparks, Consolidated Allied Records 12in
18 10 ON THE HOUSE, Midnight Sunrise, Crossover 12in
19 — GIVE ME YOUR LOVE, Sisley Ferré, Dutch Hot Sound 12in
20 22 LOVE CAN’T TURN AROUND, Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk featuring Darryl Pandy, London 12in
21 23 DON’T LEAVE ME THIS WAY (REMIXES), The Communards, London 12in
22 18 JACK THE GROOVE, Raze, Champion 12in
23 unknown
24 unknown
25 unknown
26 unknown
27 26 BRAND NEW LOVER, Dead Or Alive, Epic 12in
28 unknown
29 — LOVE’S GONE MAD (REMIX), Seventh Avenue, Tangerine 12in
30 17 TWO OF HEARTS (EUROPEAN DANCE MIX), Stacey Q, Atlantic 12in

4 thoughts on “November 1, 1986: Hindsight, Fission, Cleavage, Original Concept, Yasuko Agawa”

  1. Wooly Reasonable & The Yo Culture is such a fantastic name for a hip hop act, so I was most disappointed not to find a copy of their record online. Maybe it’s an early example of “conscious” rap!

    That 86-track megamix double LP has some truly bizarre juxtapositions – “Tarzan Boy” into “Running Up That Hill” is a particularly bold move!

    You have to wonder whether Michael Jackson heard Gary L’s track, as the same bassline will eventually be used in “Bad”.

    It’s odd that James pegs the Disco Dub Band as source material for “Jack The Groove”, as it’s in fact clearly based on Cymande’s “Bra”. Even odder, James mentions the Cymande track in his Cleavage review, without making the further connection. He still hasn’t spotted the use of First Choice “Let No Man Put Asunder” in “Jack Your Body”, either, but his original review of the First Choice track was decidedly sniffy, so maybe it’s no wonder that he’s forgotten about it.


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