Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Pete Shelley - Homosapien II (Techno Mix)

Bit of an oddity here, from 1989 on Immaculate Records.

After hearing the original of this on the radio the other day, I'd forgotten how much it sounded like North American Scum by LCD Soundsystem (well it did to me anyway). I remembered I had this white label 12" remix thing and out it popped today as I flicked through a shelf.

I never had a clue who this was by, but thanks to the magic of Discogs it appears the mixes were done by Power, Wonder & Love - they of Afro Acid fame. Fuck me - that's a bit of a weird connection is it not?

So to the mixes. I don't know whether I've tagged them properly but I think the mix names are correct - the way I've done it the Techno mix is the vocal one, seeing as how it's on the side that's got the stamp on it. The flip has an instrumental version that's not quite the same track - maybe someone could fire an acapella of the LCD tune over it to see if it works. I always liked the song, and this mix really works, can't believe it's 20 years old, the gang did a great remix now that you look at it. Aye, I'll definitely be playing this one a bit more now.

I saw the Buzzcocks earlier this year and they raced through the first two albums in full before coming back on for a Singles Going Steady encore. Magnificent stuff, and I can't wait to see them at ATP in a couple of weeks. Fuck me - that's in a week and a bit. It always seemed like ages away in the future...

Pete Shelley - Homosapien II (Techno Mix)
A - Homosapien II (Techno Mix)
B - Homosapien II (Icon Mix)

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Dubrobots said...

Haven't played these remixes yet, but I'm right with you on the "North American Scum" bit, that's just got to work

Love the blog by the way, have been dipping in for a coupla months, but don't think I've stopped to say thanks yet, so thanks. :)