Although he wasn’t at the time of this issue going to print. Title is a reference to a slew of bad techno / happy hardcore / novelty technopop records from the early 90s which usually sampled JB’s trademark grunts (or something else repetitively, like the smurfs.) into something stupid, see James Brown is Dead, James Brown is Still Alive, James Brown Has Sex, Michael Jackson is in Heaven now, Jackin’ James, Who The Fuck Is James Brown? etc.
(A list of really terrible things can be found here here, and just maybe I’ll have mixed a load of them all together at the end of this post. Let’s find out!)
Record Mirror April 23rd, 1988.
Prefab Sprout on the cover, but maybe more interesting is the James Brown article, which has a kind of uncomfortable looking picture with him and Coldcut.
Note the mention of James’ troubles with the courts, I think this is the incident which inspired Pop Will Eat Itself – Not Now James, We’re Busy.
Towards the end of the piece is a mention of a collaboration with Full Force. This track was followed by Static, which was to be James Brown’s last top 10 hit in the US.
Elsewhere, further coverage of the Prestatyn Soul Weekender in the Dance section.
Magazine is here.
Actually, no mix this week, did start but screwed it up somewhere (and no, it wasn’t that Father Abraham is Dead track) so am posting Julian Jonah – Jealousy & Lies (Acid Lies mix) which I’ve just put up on youtube instead.