Sep 08

45 Things: An Audio Appendix

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I have a new Pitchfork column up, called “45 Things I Love About Pop”, which as titles go is among my more straightforward ones. A lot of what I talk about is helpfully linked to thanks to the wonders of YouTube: this post is designed to sweep up some of the other bits and bobs which that fine site hasn’t got. So you get (audio under the cut):

Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “Two Tribes (Carnage)”: to be honest I can never remember which Two Tribes remix is which but they’re all pretty awesome – well, except Hibakusha with the vomiting noises halfway through.

The JAMS – “Whitney Joins The JAMS”: Mission impossible they said!! I think I wrongly credited this to the KLF in my piece.

Thieves – “Unworthy”: As also featured in my top 100 songs of the 90s, way back when.

Sabres Of Paradise – “Wilmot”: This is the full-length version, not the single/video edit linked to on P4K.

Seeed – “Release”: No bogling indie girls, sadly, but here’s Seeed at work on the famous ‘Cure Riddim’

And that (5 tracks) is all I’m allowed for now – I’ll put a second installment up tomorrow!


  1. 1
    mike on 12 Sep 2008 #

    Re. “Whitney Joins The JAMs”: the original 12″ doesn’t actually have an artist credit, just the track title and a standard KLF branded sleeve. So I think you can use either…

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    mike on 12 Sep 2008 #

    Re. the Pfork article: I’ve got some 1988 Coco Steel & Lovebomb 12″s in the attic, so I’ll dig them out after the weekend and see if any of the tracks match your description. If so, then I’ll digitise.

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    vinylscot on 12 Sep 2008 #

    Enjoyed the Pitchfork piece, and agree with a lot in it, although I’m a good few years older than you so some of it wasn’t quite so relevant to me.

    Unfortunately I can’t agree with you about the Thieves. Every time I hear it I can only think of Cyndi Lauper’s cover of “What’s Going On”, and that wasn’t brilliant!

  4. 4
    Martin Skidmore on 12 Sep 2008 #

    Yes it was! I thought that was a wonderful cover!

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    Al Ewing on 12 Sep 2008 #

    There’s one particularly good version of Two Tribes that mixes in a pleasant american voice dispensing the occasional homily like ‘supposing they gave a war and nobody came’ etc. It’s my favourite one, but without the original vinyl it’s impossible to find… (this is a not-so-subtle plea for Ton to work his vinyl-to-mp3 magic on my behalf.) In fact, any version on that big 12-inch is a good one – if only I could remember all their names…

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    Billy Smart on 12 Sep 2008 #

    IIRC, there were a load of mixes which only came with the FGTH computer game.

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    Tom on 12 Sep 2008 #

    #5 – Al almost certainly this is the “Annihilation” mix, its about 9 minutes long.

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