In the magazine this week, the black dance moniker of the chart has gone to be replaced with the arguably more accurate Club Dance chart.
One small note of interest; elsewhere in the magazine there’s an advert for Jocks, a new music monthly which would eventually become DJ mag. Unfortunately I can‘t show the ad in question as I only had brief access to this week‘s pages. I would like to try and cover the content of this at some point in future, but unfortunately searching for Jocks magazine brings up content which really isn‘t quite what I had in mind and I‘m afraid it will poison my search history on eBay.
The Coldcut feature throws up some interesting stuff, not least of which that James Brown gave them permission for what would become The Payback mix. I don‘t think the proposed remix album ever surfaced though.
And on to the charts:
A bit indie-er this week, with Morrissey, The Cure, The Mission, The Sisters of Mercy and uh, Rick Astley appearing.
And not to disparage anyone‘s tastes, but who was buying that George Harrison track on 12“ over other formats? (Looks like it was on a limited picture disc initially, so this might account for the 12“ sales, but, it wasn‘t a very good track IMO.)
And incidentally, George‘s track was about 20 years on from the last Beatles release, which is a shorter distance than we are from the music in the charts shown here.
I note here the Indie album charts is made up of a number of house-ish compilations, and that JAMMs album listed as Untitled is presumably the second one, Who Killed The JAMs / Made in Wales. Also, the soundtrack to a movie I have no memory of, but that‘s not really a big surprise.
And of course, this wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Bomb The Bass.
For a musical selection this week, I‘ve plucked a few tunes from the Indie Chart instead. Depending on how things go in future I might rotate through the others as well, I think I‘m probably secretly hankering for a Hi-NRG blowout in the coming weeks.
(Starts well, but by M/A/R/R/S/ I’ve kind of messed up, but, as this is more an exercise in amusing myself I present to anyone interested the end result.)
Renegade Soundwave – Cocaine Sex
Meat Beat Manifesto – I Got The Fear
Coldcut – Beats & Pieces
MARRS – Pump Up the Volume
Pop Will Eat Itself – There’s No Love Between Us
Cabaret Voltaire – Twanky Party
Candido – Jingo
Sylvester – Do Ya Wanna Funk
(Probably no post next week, didn’t get the specific magazine although I could probably interpolate the charts. But I doubt I will. And I apologise for the low quality scans, most of this post was written and edited on an iPad.)