Monday, 7 September 2009

Spacemen 3 - Big City (Remixes)

This is a throbbing pulsating motherfucker of a remix of the classic Spacemen 3 tune, comin' atcha all the way back from 1990, towards the end of the Pierce/Kember partnership and shortly before Spiritualized / Spectrum reared their relative heads.

The remix isn't done by some hotshot dance producer like oor Audrey, but from indie mixer/remixer in chief, Anjali Dutt (me neither). This used to always get a play out at certain times of the night/morning round R-i-G towers.

For years I believed that Sonic Boom was the heir to the Mr Kipling empire (Kember / Kipling - just the stage name, y'see?) - and that all his kit had a completely legit source of funds, namely from the French Fancies income etc. The fact that I heard this from more than one source added fuel to the fire. Only years later (in fact only a couple of years ago!) I found out that this was, in fact, pure pish.

Off to see Spiritualized to the Ladies & Gents album in its entirety in a couple of months, complete with a full orchestra, whereas the last time I saw Sonic it was him on his own with loads of analogue pedals and cables everywhere - not a tune went by without complaints to the sound desk about the quality (which was fine, unlike the nick of him). *sigh*

I guess it's a hard habit to break...



Spacemen 3 - Big City (Remixes)
A - Big City (Remix)
AA - Drive (Remix)

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5 comments:

Ron said...

Anjali 'Definitely Maybe' Dutt, she engineered said album.

Garry said...

Anjali Dutt also engineered much of the Mary Chain circa Honey's Dead.

Chaz said...

Great track. I picked up a copy of the album back in 1992 and still dig it out every now and again. Great for a lazy Sunday afternoon...

fred said...

nice one, at last i can stop battering me old scratched 12"

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