Record Mirror : April 2nd, 1988.
Finally resolved my issues with Windows 10, turntables and soundcards. Turns out if you disable the microphone in privacy settings it disables line-in as well but not the ASIO sound driver input. So was kind of difficult to troubleshoot, anyway, I’ve put the two sides of the Cool Cuts freebie from Record Mirror March 19th, 1988 on youtube.
Sadly I didn’t get the cassette this time around, would have been quite interested in hearing that.
That would likely have been the highlight of the magazine though, I wouldn’t probably read much of it as I can’t stand most of the acts listed on the cover and I have a particular ire for both The Christians and Roachford.
The Age of Chance feature was more my thing.
However, Age of Chance appearing in the paper gives me the excuse to post this from 1986:
Kisspower was mixed/recorded/created not long after the bands Peel Session cover of Kiss, there is far more information than I can give you over here at The Quietus.
And of course, there’s this by the band themselves, predating what would be trance sound by a good year or so.
BTW, drew posted a bit about AoC over here a couple of weeks ago. (I think, as I write this it was posted yesterday but on publishing it should be a few weeks ago.)
It’s a cliche but they were a band so far ahead of their time they invented and discarded new styles before anyone else picked up on them.
It’s fair to say that Age of Chance, PWEI and Renegade Soundwave were quite formative of my tastes sonically (and visually in part due to the Designers Republic). I hadn’t really picked up on music until I was in my teens and had Peel Mansions as a guide. I remember my primary teacher in the final year asking everyone in class who their favourite bands were, and I didn’t have an answer as I was mostly oblivious. She asked, “What about the Beatles then? Everyone like them.” “Uh, not really.” I responded.
I did have a tape deck, but I was more interested in making my own sounds and messing around with delays and loops. And then game piracy came along and I kind of stopped caring about the taped off the charts compilations handed down from older extended family members, instead replacing Super Trouper with Rogue Trooper.
And on to the rest.
Looks like someone stole Wet Wet Wet’s BPI award if the classifieds are anything to go by.
Smith & Mighty – Dark House
Joyce Sims – Walk Away (House Dub)
Kechia Jenkins – I Need Somebody (Blazin’ New York Mix)
Narada Michael Walden – Divine Emotions (Shep Pettibone Extended Dub Club Remix)
Simon Harris – Bass (How Low Can You Go) (Bomb The House Mix)
Thomas Dolby (Francois K Mix)
Will Downing – A Love Supreme (Psycho Supreme Dub)
(I’m not sure this track was available in this specific version at this time, it’s a Knuckles/Morales joint and was produced at some point in 1988 so it’s close enough. I didn’t figure that out until after the mix was prepared and I’m not redoing it.)
Black Riot – A Day In The Life (Club Mix)
Black Riot – A Day In The Life (Bonus Dub)
Will Downing – A Love Supreme (Dub In The House Remix)
Penthouse 4 – Bust This House Down (John Shaft’s Mix)
Black Riot – Warlock (Club Mix)
Black Riot – Warlock (Rubber Dub)
Black Riot – A Day In The Life (A Day In London Mix)
Rocky Jones – Choice of A New Generation (Deep Underground)
Bam Bam – Give It To Me (Instrumental)
Rocky Jones – Choice of A New Generation (Choice Club)
Suzie & The Cubans – I Feel It (Makumba Mix)
Maggotron – Return To The Planet Of Bass
T-Cut-F – House Reaction (Union Jack mix)
Lost In Bass – Out On A Mission
Non-emoji title next week, promise!
Magazine is here.