After yesterday's classic Orb track, another club classic, this time from 1988 and synonymous with the acid rave scene of Manchester's Hacienda, but also the offbeat sample Derek and Clive aka Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. DJ and producer Gerald SImpson, from Moss Side in Manchester, and a former member of 808 State, mixed jazz, dance and Jamaican reggae in his music, but this fusion of dance and gurgling electronica, which also appeared on his first album, Hot Lemonade, became a hit.
Alongside vocals by Nicola Collier, the charming oddity of it is also the sample of he voices of Peter Cook saying "voodoo rage," and Dudley Moore shouting "later!" comes from a 60s Derek and Clive sketch, Bo Dudley, a posh parody analysis of a 'coloured' boogie-woogie soul singer. It's not their funniest, and would be deemed politically incorrect these days, but the joke of course is them sending up the English Establishment rather than the Ray Charles or James Brown style of music Moore copies. Also shown below.
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