Record Mirror : April 9th, 1988.
Odd juxtaposition in the classifieds here :
(Juliana’s still seems to be going strong, and the list of residencies is fairly impressive.)
Scanning through the magazine this week and in the Iron Maiden feature, well, kind of amazing as a snapshot of the time but I guess Metal was still quite juvenile 30 years ago. (Incidentally, kudos to the writer of the accompanying piece for describing it as appalling.)
And as a chaser, here’s a photo of one of the band members with a real actual hero.
An early mention of the Wonderstuff here :
A photo of Mr. Nitro Deluxe, must say I don’t remember Extreme at all (although mentioned here, it didn’t release on Cooltempo as far as I can find, only on a Cutting Records compilation from 1987) and the Tropical Love Mix doesn’t seem to have amounted to anything unless it was under a different name.
DJ Steel of Coco, Steel & Lovebomb from their early incarnation as hip-hop / cut-up artists, quite a departure from their later output of You Can’t Stop The Groove / It!
Quick trip to Cathal Coughlan’s gaff to find the Microdisney lead praising Mantronix as psychedelic.
Was a little confused by this ad at first, but next week’s copy identifies the advert as being for Killing Joke – America, lead single for the Outside the Gate album.
I know it was the 80s, but that’s quite a fashion disaster top left.
(Lucy wasn’t particularly successful topping out at 56 in the charts, and the Swain & Jolly production was remixed in 1989 by William Orbit for another attempt which got to 89.) They would later cover Steve Miller’s Fly Like an Eagle in a kind of cheeky Bruce Forest production/remix :
(I heartily recommend listening to the first minute or so at least.)
DJ Directory & Charts :
The Sugarcubes – Deus (Remix)
The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back ’88 (PWL Extended Mix)
Coco, Steel & Lovebomb – The Sound Of Europe Part 1 (MC Mikey B’s Raw Groove Mix)
3 Wize Men – Cruising For A Bruising
English whiteboy rap, only really familiar with them as my local library had the Sgt. Pepper Knew My Father compilation available to rent. So, thanks music buyer in Cardonald Library in 1988.
Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock – It Takes Two (Tuff Audio Mix Take 2)
In a Derek B remix incarnation here.
Barry Manilow with Kid Creole and The Coconuts – Hey Mambo (Loco Caliente Mix)
Not sure there’s enough of Barry to warrant the credit in this version.
Stereo M.C.’s & Cesare – Feel So Good (Dungeon)
S’Express – Theme From S-Express (Herbal Tea Casualty Mix)
The KLF – Burn The Beat (Club Mix)
Raul Orellana – Guitarra (UK Remix)
Killing Joke – America (Extended Mix)
Zone Brothers – Do You Wanna Funk
A Man 2 Man & Man Parrish co production, sadly not in the Psychedelic remix. That may come later.
Mayday – Nude Photo 88 (Acid Burns Mix)
Mayday – Nude Photo 88 (Ultimate Mix)
Rather a lot of monitor feedback here, apologies if you’ve made it this far.
Aztec Camera – Somewhere In My Heart (The Alternate Mix)
Frank Sidebottom – Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite
A fondly missed favourite, Frank. This was from the charity compilation Sgt. Pepper Knew My Father, which spawned With A Little Help From My Friends by Wet Wet Wet, and this by The Fall.
Full magazine here.