BEATS & PIECES
THE RITZY in Nottingham last year celebrated its birthday by ferrying a coach load of PWL stars and staff to its party, and likewise this last Friday it was the turn of the Big Life and Ahead Of Our Time labels’ entourage to head north, with myself in tow (so there could be a picture story about it all next week) … Clubnet are updating. area by area, their club, radio and specialist record store promotional lists (on 01-968 9661) … 18-years-old Jason Davies of the Mixbusters has just joined Champion Records in A&R, production and promotion capacities (someone else makes the tea!) … ‘Sharp As A Knife (Acid Attack)‘ is the official title of Jon Williams’ Remix 88 Update now that Brandon Cooke featuring Roxanne Shanté is on proper Club black label promo … Eric B & Rakim’s commercial 12 inch here will have the already promoed FON Force mix of ‘Put Your Hands Together’, the about to be also separately promoed Humphrey Bogart “play it!” introed and then acieed siren overlaid jittery (0-)112bpm alternative Parkside Mix by Graeme Park, and (the US A-side) a Red Alert mix of ‘Microphone Fiend‘ … Stetsasonic’s Brooklyn Mix is indeed still ‘Expansions’ based but also drops in some organ from ‘Love is The Message’, not that it’s very obvious … Arista have woken up to the import buzz on Shep Pettibone’s Railroad Mix of the Thompson Twins ‘In The Name Of Love’, and have promoed it here ahead of the now brought forward UK release … Stevie Wonder’s ‘My Eyes Don’t Cry‘, the now Timmy Regisford remixed track from ‘Characters’ (one of the two which were only ever on CD and cassette versions of the album), was reviewed as an import last week and is already on 0-115⅔bpm UK promo (Motown ZT 42260) … Champion have snapped up Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk presents Ricky Dillard ‘As Always‘ before even the US Trax imports have come in, be advised … Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud’s BPMs got confused in last week’s review, 102bpm ‘I’m Back’ and 105½bpm ‘Girls Act Stupid-aly’ being correct … US albums reviewed on import and now out here include Perri ‘The Flight’ (MCA Records MCF 6035), Scott White ‘Success … Never Ends’ (RCA PL90246), Chapter 8 ‘Forever’ (Capitol EST 2073), and Vanessa Williams ‘The Right Stuff’ (Wing Records/Polydor WNGLP 1) … Adonis ‘Acid Poke‘ will be third of the house releases on Fiction Records’ new label, Desire … New York’s Tuff City label is re-releasing the back-to-back “old school classics”, T-Ski Valley ‘Catch The Beat‘/Grand Groove Bunch ‘Catch The Groove‘, and Jimmy Spicer ‘Super Rhymes‘/Maximus Three ‘Rock It Out‘ … Westside Records here have just acquired UK rights to veteran Harlem record store owner Bobby Robinson’s influential Enjoy label and promise that a four album boxed set will include every one of its rap releases in original 12 inch versions … Janet Jackson is now definitely back in the studio with producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis recording her follow-up LP, scheduled tentatively for Easter release … Paul Hardcastle confesses to being behind the recent ‘Listen To This!‘ sampler by The DTI, one of the better ones, if you remember my review, not that many people bothered with it … Blaze apparently are not now signing to Warner Bros but seem likely to join either Motown or MCA Records … Aswad ‘The Message’, previously reviewed, is only their 12 inch A-side, the seven being topped by the former’s flip, the actually much more “message” like anti-apartheid South African flavoured disjointedly rambling 106⅔/53⅓bpm ‘Set Them Free‘ … Jim Mullen guests at the opening party night this Tuesday (27) of Stoke Newington High Street’s LA Prison, promising a policy of jazz, Latin, African and soca Tuesdays to Fridays every week … Thursday (29) is launch night at Harlow Mill’s Cheeks of the weekly Subculture, a new night for the old Sweat Box crowd with Kev Hill spinning funkier beats and female DJAJ the jazz and soul … London pirate DJ Darren Fogel got onto TV’s ‘Blind Date’ using his real name Darren James and daytime car dealer occupation, but subsequently has been planting sensational stories in the ‘The Sun’ exposing himself as a supposed sex fiend — all good publicity, of a sort, I suppose — in order to get extra disco gigs out of it! … M-D-Emm members Dave (Calling All Blonde Haired Lovelies) Lee and Mike (Attention You Dark Haired Darlings) Chill appear to be after penpals, or something, on 01-837 2322! … NANU NANU!
I’m sorry if anyone read too much between the lines last week in the ‘Beats And Pieces’ item about Johnnie Walker and Chris Butler. My apologies for any embarrassment caused to both parties.
THE TODD TERRY PROJECT ‘Just Wanna Dance’ (US Fresh Records FRE-80125)
Reaction seems fairly evenly divided for both excellent sides of this instant import smash, the nominal A-side being a Third World ‘Now That We Found Love’-pulsed 121⅔-122-0bpm jittery leaping instrumental groove overlaid by Afrika Bambaataa’s “naaaa” noise and much more in Todd’s typical sample-zapping style, while the Jimmy Castor introed B-side is a girls wailed jerkily cantering and jumping (0-)122¾-123-122¾-123-0bpm revival of Class Action’s ‘Weekend’, both very exciting (with radio versions too — and labels on the wrong sides, beware!).
ROB BASE & D.J. E-Z ROCK ‘It Takes Two’ (US Profile PRO-1267)
Hot though not entirely consistent rap album with the standout Todd Terry-ish (0-)118⅓bpm ‘Get On The Dance Floor’, a terrific house compatible combination of Black Riot’s ‘A Day In The Life’ and the Jacksons’ ‘Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)’, and Maze-based infectiously jumpy 109⅚bpm ‘Joy And Pain‘, well worded about being the new kid but no copyist, plus the Teddy Riley-arranged Marshall Jefferson ‘Move Your Body’-based 0-111bpm ‘Check This Out‘, Steve Miller Band ‘Fly Like An Eagle’-based sinuously jogging 100bpm tick tick tickin’ ‘Times Are Gettin’ Ill‘, ‘Ma Baker’ introed and Thin Lizzy ‘Johnny The Fox’-scratching enthusiastically lurching 0-99⅚bpm ‘Make It Hot‘, Lyn Collins ‘Think (About lt)’-based (0-)111½bpm title track hit, aggressively jolting 110⅓bpm ‘Don’t Sleep On It‘, frenetic 0-111bpm ‘Keep It Going Now‘, embarrassingly drippy rap ballad 36¼/72½bpm ‘Crush‘, and throwaway 113bpm ‘Creativity‘, a funky drummered tape looping tribute to Profile’s Brian Chin.
BLUE MODERNE ‘Do That Again (Club Version)’ (Atlantic A9045T)
Sultrily soulful Sandy Barber’s lsh Ledesma-produced attractive if slightly inconclusive 0-100⅔-0bpm solidly thudding roller became a real “sleeper” on import and is finally out here flipped (dub/edit too) by her album’s lovely tranquil smoochy 68bpm ‘Blue’, making good value.
FARLEY “JACKMASTER” FUNK ‘No Vocals Necessary’ (US House Records HU50)
With a warning on the 12 inch style packaging that “Farley’s album contains Deep House and Acid House music”, it’s the former that’s best (and not particularly “house”-ish) on this furrily pressed instrumental set, containing the sinuously synthed funkily rolling tuneful 117¼-0bpm ‘Should I Need You’ (with a bassline reminiscent of Logg ‘(You’ve Got) That Something‘), sweetly synthed and keyboarded attractive gently trotting 114¼bpm ‘Bass Lives On‘, pshta pshta-ed simple tinkly 0-113⅔bpm ‘My World‘, title line stuttering mournfully fiddled then synth gurgled 118⅔bpm ‘I Need A Friend‘, pinging wriggly 127bpm ‘All Acid Out‘, sparsely skittering 127¼bpm ‘Acid Trip‘, spurting drily percussive 125¾bpm ‘The Funk Is On‘ and jerkily downbeat 121½bpm ‘The Acid Life‘.
ANITA BAKER ‘Giving You The Best That I Got’ (Elektra EKR 79T)
Simple piano, bass and drums backed sinuously fragile lowkey 0-104-105-106⅓bpm drifting swayer, pleasant album material rather than an obvious single, and indeed it’s the gently intensifying 81/40½-82⅓-83/166-168/84pm ‘Good Enough‘ jazz samba coupling that’s been getting most specialist attention (flipped on 12 inch here by the old Hammersmith recorded live ‘Watch Your Step’ and ‘Sweet Love’).
FINGERS INC ‘Can You Feel It?’ (Desire WANTX 6, Via Fiction Records)
Opening with the Jacksons stage show title line chant that sparks Royal House’s ‘Can You Party’ too, Mr Fingers’ reissued and remixed atmospheric synth washed subtle 0-118½-0bpm swaying bubbler now replaces Martin Luther King with similar sounding Chuck Roberts preaching instead the good word on the creation of house music (acappella/beats flip), all satisfyingly effective.
PHUTURE PFANTASY CLUB ‘Slam!’ (Low Fat Vinyl LFV1, via Serious/Rough Trade)
Serious Records’ new label for some doubtless commercial reason confuses two of DJ Pierre’s “group” names for the overdue UK release of Phuture’s seriously weazling and sizzling 125½bpm instrumental twitterer, flipped just by the drumkit hissed stuttering frantic 129bpm ‘Spank-Spank‘ (the import’s ‘We Are Phuture‘ A-side may have been less exciting but held on to consistent support, so its absence could be a mistake).
BLAZE ‘Can’t Win For Losin’’ (RePublic Records LICT 004, via Rough Trade)
Typical mournfully soulful Colonel Abrams/Will Downing-ish 118¾bpm New York vocal “garage”-style house – to my mind, an altogether superior breed – here remixed by group main man Kevin Hedge in a synth preambled cooler Overseas Mix but also including his own original import mix plus three more.
HEAVEN ON EARTH ‘On An Angel’s Wing (Club Mix)’ (Atlantic A9025T)
Surprisingly coming from Clacton on Sea despite an American style veneer, this plaintive soaring and quavering girl led 102½bpm rolling jiggly smacker is a real potential pop-soul crossover, with a Bee Gees/Madonna-ish flavour for one camp and enough tension in the vocal for the other, helped by a harder 103⅓bpm Seaside Mix (mellow fellow crooned pleasantly dated 111bpm ‘Time For A Change’ too), worth checking when finally due out in a week or so.
BOBBY BROWN ‘My Prerogative (Extended Remix)’ (US MCA Records MCA-23888)
“Why you want to talk about me?” shouting and transformer scratch started remorselessly rolling 0-100⅙-0bpm P’funk-style lurcher full of juddery edits, produced, co-penned and remixed by Gene Griffin although sounding more like something from George Clinton (inst/dub/edit flip).
OVERLORD X ‘2 Bad’ (Mango Street 12IS 387, via Island)
Nothing to do With Michael Jackson, this bad boy (Hackney’s fast talking answer to Public Enemy?) keeps announcing “I’m bad” over an excitingly scrubbing 0-116-115¾bpm slithery scratch backing, the 115¾bppm instrumental Part 2 revealing its James Brown style groove better, flipped by the more oppressive 0-106bpm ‘Now I’m Here‘.
THE BIZZIE BOYS ‘Hype Time’ (US Payroll Records PR 731)
Lurchingly rolling 100⅓bpm languid rap repeatedly cutting in Bobby Byrd’s “you got it” and for some reason covered in crackling surface noise static (it isn’t a bad pressing, though sounds it!), flipped by the starker tightly thudding jittery 99⅙bpm ‘Dope‘ (with the printed instruction “This ain’t a drug rap boyee”), both in several mixes, plus the informal group chattered (0-)98⅓-0bpm ‘Payroll’.
THE 45 KING ‘The 900 Number’ (US Tuff City TUF 128028)
Now about in greater number for scratch mixers to snap up, this is the Mark (DJ Mark The 45 King) James created 107bpm fruity oboe (or whatever) and drily funky drums break beat that subsequently gained a rap vocal as MC La Kim’s ‘The Posse Is Large‘, this original instrumental being hidden as the third and final track of a B-side ‘Beat Suite’ (with the basic 114¾bpm ‘Club Trax’ and 100½bpm ‘Keep The Rhythm‘) that flips the far from thrillingly rapped 101bpm ‘The King Is Here‘, 91bpm ‘The Free Style‘ and instrumental 102⅚bpm ‘Coolin’‘, none of these others amounting to much so it’s no wonder that the pressing’s big beat was widely overlooked.
GUY ‘Round And ‘Round (Merry Go ‘Round Of Love) (12″ Version)’ (US Uptown Records MCA-8230)
Chunkily trotting 0-107⅙-0bpm jittery smacker building a sassy groove, although it wasn’t the most obvious choice of follow-up to ‘Groove Me’ on this Teddy Riley headed group’s album (in six mixes, the so-called House Mix being no faster and little different).
SURFACE ‘I Missed (12″ Version)’ (US Columbia 44-07884)
The David ‘Pic’ Conley headed guys return with an at times almost reggae flavoured, rather than just go-go hip hop style, chunkily rolling (0-)100bpm jiggly jogger (in four mixes), pleasant if unstartling.
AMNESIA ‘Ibiza (European Acid Mix)’ (Belgian InDisc DID 127917)
From Benelux. this old fashioned oppressive synth droned 121-0bpm pounding Kraftwerk play ‘Dragnet’-type instrumental is inevitably creating interest in the current climate thanks to every detail of its title (Beat Mix flip).
MR. LEE ‘Rock This Place (House Mix)’ (US International House Records IHR-006)
Almost rapping nervily bashing and cleanly cantering 125½bpm shouter becoming twitteringly acid as it progresses, with an un-acidic but more frenetically bounding 126½bpm Club Mix flip, OK though not another ‘Pump Up London’.
COOL HOUSE ‘Rock This Party Right’ (Underground UN 118)
Martin Luna and Tyree Cooper created speedily rambling house in “you got to rock this party right” chanted thumping Martin Boogie Man Mix, more acidically twittering Tyree’s Beats 4 Now Mix, and syndrummed sizzling Martin’s Club Flamingo Mix, all 122½bpm, plus the bubblier rapping 121½-0bpm Joe Smooth’s Def Vocal Mix and, most acidic of the lot, 122¼-0bpm Fast Eddie’s Raw Mix.
MAC THORNHILL ‘It’s A Cruel World (Club House Mix)’ (10 Records TENX 237)
Hi-hat hustling jittery lurching (0-)120¾-0bpm beefy canterer eventually reaching the Canadian’s Darryl Pandy-ish vocals and some “electronic effects”, flipped by the galloping (0-)124½bpm Big Mac Mix of his old ‘Who’s Gonna Ease The Pressure’.
JACKIE SILVERS ‘If By Chance (12″ Version)’ (US MCA Records MCA-23899)
Colonel Abrams-prod/penned throaty girl wailed (0-)118bpm jerkily spurting bounder (in five mixes), more New York disco than house.
J.U. ICE ‘It’s Just A Groove (Soon As The Beats Felt)’ (US Fourth Floor Records FF 1093)
Lenny D & Tommy Musto created this rapped and girls chanted 0-116-0bpm chugger with acid house sirens but a dragging beat in the Freestyle Club Mix and Juicy Dub that may need a tweak to work better, the machine washed House Mix and House Dub being already jumpier though no faster.
M.C. TEE & LORD TASHEEM ‘Gangster None’ (US Profie PRO-7215)
Lethargically shuffling and muttering (0-)97bpm rap jogger mainly distinguished by some distinctively honking saxes (in three mixes), selling steadily if unspectacularly for several weeks now.
GARDNER COLE ‘Live It Up (12″ Club Mix)’ (US Warner Bros 0-21015)
Electronically jittered tight 120-0bpm breathily anxious canterer by the currently much in evidence writer/producer, who turns out to be white and handsome, with a more smoothly lurching staccato 120⅓bpm Remix and three more versions, plus the similar 0-115-0bpm ‘Got Me Curious‘.
BAM BAM ‘Where’s Your Child?’ (Desire WANTX 7)
Racing car introed, crying baby and glass smashing effects punctuated plodding (0-)120⅓-0bpm twitterer with bogey man title line muttering, flipped by the sax tootled loosely drifting and washing vocal 120⅓bpm ‘Spend The Night‘.
ICE-T ‘ Power’ (Jive 925 765-1)
Packaged in an eye-popping embossed sleeve, the endless stream of words and ideas are all important in this well reasoned literate though thoroughly street wise (and foul mouthed) rap set, making it more for listening than dancing with the chugging 109⅓bpm ‘Grand Larceny’, jittered well reasoned critical 110⅓bpm ‘Suckers‘ and already 12-inched Curtis Mayfield ‘Pusher Man’-based 108⅙bpm ‘I’m Your Pusher‘ possibly being beatiest, plus the languid Dr Horse ‘Jack That Cat Was Clean‘-like (so much so that he has to have heard it, despite being from the early Sixties) 96⅙bpm ‘Soul On Ice‘, ironic wealth envying 101⅓bpm ‘High Rollers‘, self justifying 113bpm ‘Personal‘, strolling narrative 98⅙bpm ‘Drama‘, aggressively fast talking 112¾-0bpm title track, Rhyme Syndicate plugging 111bpm ‘The Syndicate‘, and nasal 95⅚-0bpm ‘Girls L.G.B.N.A.F.‘ (which you may remember stands for “Let’s Get Butt Naked And F***”!).
MASTERS Of CEREMONY ‘Redder Posse’ (Mango Street 12IS 388)
Interesting reggae accented jiggly 88⅓bpm swayer with sing-song rapping and wordless background waiting, flipped by the shufflingly scratched military snare-drummed lurching 106⅙bpm ‘Dynamite‘, the guys being from New York.
B C BOYZ ‘Just Can’t Give You Up (In The House Yall Mix)’ (Blue Chip BLUE CHIP 6T)
Kev Roberts-produced smoothly trotting sparse 0-121¾-122¼-122-121¾bpm not overly “house” treatment of Mystic Merlin’s oldie with “check this out” scratching halfway, coupled though by Rhythm Mode D’s emptily twittering instrumental 0-122¼-121¾-122-0bpm Caustic Acidity Mix (and the dull loping instrumental 103⅔bpm ‘Money Talks (Holding Folding Mix)’).
AL HUDSON & ONE WAY ‘Driving Me Crazy (Extended CRAZY Mix)’ (US Capitol V-15390)
Unexpectedly old fashioned pleasant soulfully sung 0-114⅓-0bpm wriggly rolling swayer, with neither their own old sound nor today’s rhythms so only getting slight support from the suddenly once again “underground” soul scene (0-114bpm LP Version and three more mixes too).
BRENDA RUSSELL ‘Get Here’ (Breakout USAT 647)
Tinkling dead slow 0-27½bpm delicate crawler, coupled on four-track 12 inch by the attractive David Sanborn sax accompanied 38½bpm ‘Le Restaurant’, lurching 79-81⅓bpm ‘A Little Bit Of Love’, and pleasantly meandering 71-73-0bpm ‘So Good. So Right’, none exactly essential for disco use.
BURRELL ‘I Really Like (12” Club)’ (10 Records TENX 243)
Anxiously moaned, muttered and wailed plodding 116¼-0bpm jittery lurcher that’s rather dull despite the vocal tension (Dub too, and possibly better bass burbled cantering 121½bpm ‘Yes’).
GANGSTERS OF HOUSE ‘OW!’ (SE1 Records 12HTP3)
Fiercely galloping 124½bpm witless acid house (in four versions) with dubious “acid turns me on” lyrics, not to be encouraged.
PERFECTLY ORDINARY PEOPLE ‘Theme From P.O.P. (Club Remix)’ (Urban Acid URBX 25, via Polydor)
“Acid” repeating stuttery frantic twittering 124¼bpm meretricious house for people on drugs (124bpm 12″ Acid Rundown Mix flip).
BOOTSY COLLINS ‘Party On Plastic (P.O.P.) (What’s Bootsy Doin’?)’ (CBS 653030 6)
James Brown’s onetime bassist is back, with some boringly slow rambling dated (0-)84bpm P’funk, in three mixes, none of which exactly capture the party mood of 1988.
HOWARD HEWETT ‘Once, Twice, Three Times (LP Version)’ (US Elektra 0-66775)
This lush sax accompanied attractive sweetly romantic and very soulful dead slow 38⅔bpm lurchingly swaying smoocher is a really terrific timeless performance (flipped though by the less essential jerkily trotting 126½bpm ‘Eye On You’ and frantically snapping Luther-ish 137bpm ‘Last Forever’).
GIBSON BROTHERS ‘Cuba (’88 Remix)’ (Debut DEBTX 3055), 1979’s happily galloping “wally disco” classic in more tightly restrained (0-)121¼-121-0bpm modern mix by Nigel Wright, with the brightly unfettered 121-122⅓bpm original mix as flip;
B.V.S.M.P. ‘Anytime (12″ Mix)’ (Debut DEBTX 3056), nearly all sung this time, so hardly a “rap ballad”, another juvenile jittery 100½bpm sweet swayer with a nagging title line-hinged chorus;
REID ‘One Way Out’ (Syncopate 12SY 16), heavily promoted Jolley Harris Jolley produced frenetically tumbling jittery 112¾bpm urgent staccato clipped chanting canterer by the brothers Mark, Ivor and Tony Reid, with an insistent title line but not much song;
99.9% ‘Check Out The Groove’ (Debut DEBTX 3054), another Nigel Wright-created bounding 0-122¼bpm disco oldies medley, woven from remade elements of Frantique ‘Strut Your Funky Stuff’, Silver Convention ‘Get Up And Boogie’, Bobby Thurston ‘Check Out The Groove’, Players Association ‘Turn The Music Up’ and Quantum Jump ‘Lone Ranger’;
THE JAZZ DEVILS ‘Back In Town’ (12″ Version)’ (Virgin VST 1108), Animal Nightlife-ish bouncily jiggling go-go-style 0-101¾bpm wriggly lurcher with brassy accents and huskily “hip” singing;
STEEL PULSE ‘Reaching Out (Extended Version)’ (MCA Records MCAT 1283), trickily started jittery jolting (0-)104⅔bpm reggae accented wriggler with electronically based tapping percussion (dub flip);
VON BOPP ‘Shake! Yeah! Uh Huh!’ (S&M 12SAV 002, via PRT), Geraint Hughes & Aric Sigman-created YeIlo-ish semi-volume pumping muttered and pulsed rambler with the title’s words and Chic’s “aah” from ‘Le Freak’ its main lyrics, in occasionally twittering (0-)118¼-0bpm Xtra Acid and (0-)118¼bpm Regular Acid Mixes, plus “pH balanced” (0-)117⅔bpm Normal and aptly subtitled Cert X (0-)117⅔-0bpm Filthy Mixes;
ASHER D & DADDY FREDDY ‘Summertime’ (Music Of Life NOTE 19), somewhat unlikely but jolly 89bpm reggaefication of Mungo Jerry’s ‘In The Summertime’!;
NOAH HOUSE OF DREAD ‘Neighbours (LP Version)’ (Go! Discs GOAH 112), gruff Bonjo lyabinghi Noah-led raggedly harmonised swaying 87bpm reggae vocal treatment of the TV theme, an amusing idea not very well done.
FANTASIA ‘Tonight’s The Night’ (Chrysalis CHS 12 3300), Pete Hammond-produced cheerfully cantering girls cooed 122½bpm bright and breezy little rollicker like a lighter weight Mel & Kim or Bananarama;
EVELYN THOMAS ‘Only Once In A Lifetime’ (Nightmare MARE 65), Levine & Trench-created synth scrubbed bouncily flowing 124bpm enthusiastic canterer, but nothing really sticks out of the mix to grab one;
JACKIE ROMEO ‘The Calling (Dance Mix)’ (ZIP Records ZIP-12-001), Miami flavoured 122⅙bpm ponderous jerky canterer, with two false finishes and on alternative 0-121¾bpm so-called Rock Mix, tiresomely squawked by 17¾-years-old Londoner Jackie Hazell (to use her real name).
SWAN LAKE ‘In The Name Of Love (Noise Boyz Remix)‘ (Champion CHAMPX 12-86), someone else remixing a Todd Terry creation seems rather like gilding the lily, but this faster 125bpm UK revamp totally alters the groove into a more abruptly bassy lurcher with the “I love you” girls brought right up to the front;
BANANARAMA ‘Love, Truth & Honesty (Balearacidic Mix)‘ (London NANXR 17), explosively started thumpingly trotting stuttery 118½-0bpm Phil Harding & Ian Curnow remix which, despite its cash-in catch-all title is unlikely to be played at Spectrum, flipped by a more urgent jittery Latin hip hop 118½bpm Hot Power 12” version;
BABAKOTO ‘Just To Get By‘ (MCA Records KOTT3), their originally radio plugged catchy chant-along pop-soul old debut mini-hit relaunched in a bouncily go-go-ish jiggling 108¾bpm Harding & Curnow remix;
GLORIA BROOKE ‘When Push Comes To Shove (Push Over Mix)’ (US Blue Moon BLU 1001), drums, synth and piano overdubbed 123½-0bpm US revamp by Taylor Dayne’s remixer Richie Jones of the Ian Levine/Steven Wagner/Ralph Tee-produced Hi-NRG canterer;
MORGAN KHAN featuring Jeffrey Guishard ‘The World Was A Ghetto (The Message Mix)’ (Westside Records WSRT 7), acidically twittering 123-0bpm remix of the newscast punctuated Philadelphia Allstars ‘Let’s Clean Up The Ghetto’-inspired message song that was originally credited to M.K.P.A.
THE CLUB CHART – October 1, 1988
01 01 BIG FUN/(JUAN’S MAGIC REMIX) Inner City featuring Kevin Saunderson, 10 Records 12in
02 03 IN THE NAME OF LOVE (CLUB MIX)/THE DREAM (1018 MIX/54 DUB MIX) Swan Lake, Champion 12in
03 17 WE CALL IT ACIEED (THE MATEY MIX) d. mob (featuring Gary Haisman), ffrr 12in
04 04 TALKIN’ ALL THAT JAZZ (EXPANSIONS/DOMINOES MIXES) Stetsasonic, Breakout 12in
05 02 GITTIN’ FUNKY (UK REMIX) Kid ‘N’ Play, Cooltempo 12in
06 08 REACHIN’ (BROTHERHOOD MIX) Phase II, RePublic Records 12in
07 07 CAN YOU PARTY (CLUB MIX) Royal House, Champion 12in
08 25 GET ON THE DANCE FLOOR/JOY AND PAIN/CHECK THIS OUT/TIMES ARE GETTIN’ ILL Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, US Profile LP
09 13 WEEKEND/JUST WANNA DANCE The Todd Terry Project, US Fresh Records 12in
10 15 THE PARTY (CLUB MIX) Kraze, MCA Records 12in promo
11 23 KNOW HOW/(INSTRUMENTAL)/I LET ‘EM KNOW Young MC, US Delicious Vinyl 12in
12 06 I’LL HOUSE YOU Jungle Brothers, US Idlers 12in
13 05 WE CALL IT ACIEED D Mob featuring Gary Haisman, ffrr LP/12in promo
14 20 1666 – OOH BABY I’M SO HOT (PYRO-MANIAC MIX)/DON’T STOP, WE’RE SO HOT (BODY SIZZLING MIX)/BURN IT DOWN (WITH THE PHILLY SOUND) (‘Playin’ With Fire’) M-D-Emm, RePublic Records 12in
15 46 SO MANY WAYS (DO IT PROPERLY PART II) The Brat Pack, US Vendetta Records 12in
16 12 RIDING ON A TRAIN (EXTENDED VERSION) The Pasadenas, CBS 12in
17 11 STOP THIS CRAZY THING Coldcut featuring Junior Reid, Ahead Of Our Time 12in
18 16 ACID MAN (ORIGINAL/HAPPY MIXES) Jolly Roger, 10 Records 12in
19 27 EVERY SHADE OF LOVE (KEITH COHEN REMIX) Jesse Johnson, Breakout 12in
20 14 TEARDROPS (EXTENDED REMIX) Womack & Womack, Fourth & Broadway 12in
21 26 YEAH BUDDY/THE CHASE/DIRTY BEATS/A BETTER WAY Royal House, US Idlers LP
22 22 STALEMATE Mac Band featuring the McCampbell Brothers, MCA Records 12in
23 41 SHARP AS A KNIFE (ACID ATTACK) Brandon Cooke featuring Roxanne Shanté, Club 12in black label promo
24 53 DON’T SCANDALIZE MINE Sugar Bear, US Coslit Records 12in
25 19 LOVELY DAY (BEN LIEBRAND SUNSHINE MIX) Bill Withers, CBS 12in
26 09 IT BEGAN IN AFRICA The Urban All Stars, Urban 12in
27 — BIG FUN (LES ADAMS’ L.A. BIG BIG FUN REMIX) Inner City featuring Kevin Saunderson, 10 Records 12in
28 10 SHAKE YOUR THANG Salt-n-Pepa, ffrr 12in
29 30 DO THAT AGAIN (CLUB VERSION) Blue Moderne, Atlantic 12in
30 — WEE RULE (RAGAMUFFIN MIX)/REBEL RAP Wee Papa Girl Rappers, Jive 12in
31 72 RIDE THE RHYTHM/(ACID NOT PLACID) This Ain’t Chicago, Club 12in black label promo
32 28 STRICTLY BUSINESS (12” VOCAL) EPMD, Cooltempo/Ensign 12in
33 — GET REAL (HAPPY HOUSE MIX) Paul Rutherford, Fourth & Broadway 12in
34 21 DON’T BE CRUEL (EXTENDED VERSION) Bobby Brown, MCA Records 12in
35 39 I’M THE ONE/THE FLIGHT/I DON’T WANNA LOSE YOUR LOVE/UPSIDE DOWN Perri, MCA Records LP
36 55 KING OF THE BEATS Mantronix, US Capitol 12in
37 47 FRIENDS/HYPNOTIZED/SUCCESS Scott White, RCA LP
38 77 IMAGINATION (CLIVILLES & COLE REMIX) Steven Danté, Cooltempo 12in
39 54 TECHNO FRISBEE MEGAMIX Various Artists mixed by Graeme Park/BIG FUN (MAGIC JUAN CLUB REMIX) Inner City featuring Kevin Saunderson, 10 Records 12in
40 18 OOCHY KOOCHY (F.U. BABY YEAH YEAH) Baby Ford, Rhythm King 12in
41 45 THE POSSE IS LARGE/WE GOT THE FUNK MC La Kim, US Tuff City 12in
42 29 JIBARO (ENGLISH/SPANISH VERSIONS) Electra, ffrr 12in
43 32 WATCHING YOU (TIMMY REGISFORD US 12” REMIX) Loose Ends, Virgin 12in
44 74 PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER (FON FORCE MIX) Eric B & Rakim, MCA Records 12in promo
45 — THE 900 NUMBER The 45 King, US Tuff City 12in
46 59 ACID THUNDER Fast Eddie, US DJ International Records 12in
47 31 BURN IT UP/ACID BURN Beatmasters, Rhythm King 12in
48 67 THIS IS SOMETHING FOR THE RADIO (RAP REMIX) Biz Markie, US Cold Chillin’ 12in
49 36 HERE WE GO AGAIN (DIAZ MIX) Diaz Brothers, US Bassment Records 12in
50 38 MEGABLAST RAP (VERSION) Bomb The Bass featuring Merlin The New Rap Messiah, Rhythm King 12in
51 — BURN IT UP (BABY FORD’S YELLOW SUNSET MIX/ORANGE SUNSHINE MIX) The Beatmasters, Rhythm King 12in
52 — CONTROL I’M HERE (12”) Nitzer Ebb, Mute 12in
53 52 SOMEBODY SAVE ME (MARSHALL JEFFERSON GARAGE MIX/EMOTION MIX/BONUS BEATS) By All Means, Fourth & Broadway 12in
54 50 TRACK THIS/O-O-O/COME ON LET’S JAM/ECSTASY (WHEREVER YOU MAY BE) Adrenalin M.O.D., MCA Records 12in
55 33 SLEEPLESS WEEKEND (REMIX) Howard Huntsberry, US MCA Records 12in
56 61 (JUST MY) IMAGINATION (LP VERSION) Steven Danté, Cooltempo 12in promo
57 48 IN THE NAME OF LOVE ’88 (SHEP PETTIBONE RAILROAD MIX) Thompson Twins, US Arista 12in/UK promo
58 35 LET THE MUSIC (USE YOU) (CLUB MIX) The Night Writers, Jack Trax 12in
59 71 RISING TO THE TOP (JOLLEY HARRIS JOLLEY UK REMIX) Pieces Of A Dream, EMI-Manhattan 12in
60 85 THESE THINGS HAPPEN (BEATMASTERS REMIX) Viola Wills, Rhythm King 12in
61 43 ANY LOVE Massive Attack featuring Daddy Gee & Carlton, Massive Attack Records 12in
62 44 DON’T MAKE ME WAIT/MEGABLAST (HIP HOP ON PRECINCT 13) Bomb The Bass featuring Lorraine/Merlin & Antonia, Rhythm King 12in
63 — ACID RAPPIN’ The Moody Boys featuring Rhyme & Reason, CityBeat 12in white label
64 — 2 BAD Overlord X, Mango Street 12in
65 — HYPE TIME The Bizzie Boys, US Payroll Records 12in
66 95 ARE YOU LOOKIN’ FOR SOMEBODY NU (ACID SHOOZ MIX) Nu Shooz, US Atlantic 12in
67 — ROCK THIS PLACE (HOUSE MIX/CLUB MIX) Mr Lee, US International House Records 12in
68 34 PUMP UP LONDON (CLUB MIX) Mr Lee, Breakout 12in
69 — CAN YOU FEEL IT? (REMIX) Fingers Inc, Desire 12in
70 42 WE GOT TO COME TOGETHER/(TRACK ATTACK ROUGH MIX) The Brooklyn Funk Essentials, US Minimal Records 12in
71 56 YÉ KÉ YÉ KÉ (THE AFRO ACID REMIX) Mory Kante, London 12in
72 89 SET IT OFF (MARLEY MARL MIX) Big Daddy Kane, Cold Chillin’ 12in promo
73 63 DANCE WITH THE DEVIL (BALEARIC MIX) The Project Club, Supreme Records 12in
74 40 LOVE/GET BUSY Rick Clarke, WA Records 12in
75 81 ONE BAD APPLE (ILLEGAL MIX) The Osmonds, Polydor 12 inch white label
76 — FAKE <88> (HOUSEMIX) Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
77 24 FEEL FREE (LIBERATED MIX)/FAIRPLAY Soul II Soul featuring Do’reen/Rose Windross, 10 Records 12in
78 — IBIZA (EUROPEAN ACID MIX) Amnesia, Belgian InDisc 12in
79 — IN THE NAME OF LOVE (NOISE BOYZ REMIX) Swan Lake, Champion 12in
80 — DON’T SAY NO (MARSHALL JEFFERSON PUMPIN’ ACID MIX/SAY YES TO LOVE MIX) Tom Tom Club, Fontana 12in
81 90 THE WAY YOU LOVE ME (REMIXES) Karyn White, US Warner Bros 12in promo
82 re LOVE FOLLOWS Steven Danté, Cooltempo LP
83 57 CHANGE (MAKES YOU WANT TO HUSTLE) (12” MIX) Blow (featuring Belva), 10 Records 12in promo test pressing
84 68 TALKIN’ ALL THAT JAZZ (BROOKLYN VOCAL/DUB MIXES) Stetsasonic, Breakout 12in
85 75 WACK ITT Roxanne Shanté/THE REBEL Percy/Tragedy (‘In Control, Vol. 1’) Marley Marl, Cold Chillin’ LP
86 — RIDING ON A TRAIN (REMIX) The Pasadenas, CBS 12in white label promo
87 93 IT’S YOU The Beat Lads, Fourth & Broadway 12in
88 — WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE (EXTENDED MIX) Voices Of East Harlem, Low Fat Vinyl 12in
89 98 DROPPIN’ SCIENCE Marley Marl featuring Craig G, US Cold Chillin’ 12in
90 69 I GOTTA GOOD THING/I’M BACK/GIRLS ACT STUPID-ALY Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud, DNA International LP
91 62 NO STATIC (THE 8 MINUTE FULL FORCE DEF MIX) James Brown, Scotti Bros 12in
92 66 THE WAY YOU LOVE ME/SECRET RENDEZVOUS/LOVE SAW IT Karyn White, US Warner Bros LP
93 91 JOIN IN THE CHANT (BURN!) (PHIL HARDING REMIX) Nitzer Ebb, Mute 12in
94 58 GOOD VIBRATION/I AIN’T GONNA WAIT “J.D.”, US Requestline Records 12in
95 — 151 Armando/PUMP UP THE ACID (MIX) Mickey Oliver & Ralphi Rosario/ECSTASY Fingers/JIGGERWATTS Phortune (‘Acid LP’), US Hot Mix 5 Inc LP/Jack Trax LP
96 re GIVE ME A CHANCE Chapter 8, Capitol LP
97 — BACK ON TRACK (CLUB VERSION/HIP HOP MIX) Billy Always, US Epic 12in
98 — BINGO BONGO (HOUSE MIX) The Minutemen, US Smokin’ 12in
99 re GET OUT OF MY HOUSE! (REMIX) Sound Assassins, Cooltempo 12in
100 82 WHY (YOU COULD HAVE HAD IT ALL) Tongue ‘N’ Cheek, Criminal Records 12in
01 01 THE ONLY WAY IS UP Yazz And The Plastic Population, Big Life 12in
02 02 THE HARDER I TRY (EXTENDED MIX) Brother Beyond, Parlophone 12in
03 05 TEARDROPS Womack & Womack, Fourth & Broadway 12in
04 06 THE RACE Yello, Mercury 12in
05 09 BIG FUN Inner-City featuring Kevin Saunderson, 10 Records 12in
06 08 STOP THIS CRAZY THING Coldcut featuring Junior Reid, Ahead Of Our Time 12in
07 04 THE LOCO-MOTION Kylie Minogue, PWL 12in
08 07 MEGABLAST/DON’T MAKE ME WAIT Bomb The Bass, Rhythm King 12in
09 03 HUSTLE (TO THE MUSIC) The Funky Worm, FON/WEA 12in
10 — LOVELY DAY (SUNSHINE MIX) Bill Withers, CBS 12in
11 12 YÉ KÉ YÉ KÉ Mory Kante, ffrr 12in
12 10 I NEED YOU B.V.S.M.P., Debut 12in
13 11 SUPERFLY GUY S’Express, Rhythm King 12in
14 — TURN IT INTO LOVE Hazell Dean, EMI 12in
15 — RUSH HOUR Jane Wiedlin, Manhattan 12in
16 — LOVE, TRUTH & HONESTY Bananarama, London 12in
17 14 IN THE NAME OF LOVE Swan Lake, Champion 12in
18 — GITTIN’ FUNKY (UK REMIX) Kid ‘n’ Play, Cooltempo 12in
19 — RIDING ON A TRAIN The Pasadenas, CBS 12in
20 16 SHAKE YOUR THANG Salt-n-Pepa, ffrr 12in
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01 01 THE ONLY WAY IS UP Yazz And The Plastic Population, Big Life 12in
02 02 OVER AND OVER AND OVER Michelle Goulet, US Island 12in
03 03 YÉ KÉ YÉ KÉ (AFRO ACID MIX) Mory Kante, ffrr 12in
04 07 TURN IT ON TO LOVE (EXTENDED VERSION) Hazell Dean, EMI 12in
05 04 REACH OUT Romi & Jazz, Arishma 12in
06 05 DOCTOR’S ORDERS Lisa Carter, Parlophone 12in
07 23 REQUIEM London Boys, German Teldec 12in
08 15 SAFE IN THE ARMS OF LOVE (EXTRA BEAT BOYS REMIX) Shooting Party, Lisson 12in
09 08 LOVE EVICTION/LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO LOVE TONIGHT Quartzlock, Retro 12in
10 14 I DON’T BELIEVE IN MIRACLES Sinitta, Fanfare 12in
11 21 SOUL SURVIVOR (SURVIVOR MIX) C.C. Catch, Hansa/RCA 12in
12 16 THE RACE Yello, Fontana 12in promo
13 06 THE HARDER I TRY (THE HARDEST MIX) Brother Beyond, EMI 12in
14 13 I NEED YOUR PASSION Sweet Connection, German Blow Up 12in
15 19 EVERY GIRL & BOY Spagna, CBS 12in
16 — ALL OF ME (BOY OH BOY) Sabrina, PWL/Mega/Videogram 12in
17 09 DAYDREAM BELIEVER (EXTENDED REMIX) Local Hero, Ariola 12in
18 27 EMOTION Jakie Quartz, Dutch CBS 12in
19 28 THE LOCO-MOTION (THE KOHAKU MIX) Kylie Minogue, PWL 12in
20 18 HIT ‘N’ RUN LOVER (REMAKE) Carol Jiani, Passion 12in
21 re LOVE, TRUTH & HONESTY Bananarama, London 12in
22 33 FLAMES OF LOVE Fancy, German Metronome 12in
23 20 YOUR LOVE CAME TOO LATE Eria Fachin, US Critique 12in
24 12 SUPERFLY GUY S’Express, Rhythm King 12in
25 17 I CRY FOR YOU Shy Rose, US JDC 12in
26 24 ROCK ME BABY Lysa Lynn, US Emergency 12in
27 22 JACKIE Blue Zone UK, US MCA 12in
28 34 CHICA CUBANA Tatjana, Dutch High Fashion 12in
29 10 IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY (SATURDAY NIGHT REMIX) Barbara Doust, Saturday 12in
30 — ONLY MUSIC SURVIVES (DJ PROMIX) Alba, Italian Merak Music 12in
31 37 OOCHY KOOCHY (F.U. BABY YEAH YEAH) Baby Ford, Rhythm King 12in
32 — HOT STUFF Boys From Brazil, German Ariola 12in
33 26 YOU CAME Kim Wilde, MCA 12in
34 35 EVERLASTING LOVE (PETE HAMMOND REMIX) Sandra, Siren 12in
35 — TOO MANY TIMES, TOO MANY CHANGES San, Belgian Infinity 12in
36 — ONLY MEN Shy Rose, Swiss Fantasy International 12in
37 11 THE LOVE I LOST Seventh Avenue, Nightmare 12in
38 — SHOTGUN Selena, Columbia 12in
39 30 LOVE IS THE GUN (STREET LATIN WOLFF 3) Blue Mercedes, MCA 12in
40 — DOMINO DANCING (DISCO MIX) Pet Shop Boys, Parlophone 12in