1. Voodoo Ray - A Guy Called Gerald
2. Let's Talk it Over (12" Full Version) - Baby Ford
3. Get Your Body (Razormaid! Mix) - Adamski
4. My Heart...The Beat (Razormaid! Mix) - D-Shake
5. What Can You Do For Me - Utah Saints
6. MMM Skyscraper I Love You - Underworld
7. Busy Child - The Crystal Method
8. No Control - U-96
9. First In/First Out - Front 242
10. Count To Three (House Mix) - Red Flag
11. Go (Woodtick Mix) - Moby
12. Stella - Jam & Spoon
13. Plastic Dreams (Long Version) - Jaydee
14. Move Dance Be Born - Yello
15. Confusion (Koma & Bones Vocal Mix) - New Order
Notes and other random things: First, apologies to all my listeners who may have tried to listen or download my newest episode Monday night. After listening to the episode myself, I decided that the recording level was a bit too soft, so I decided to upload the mix a second time. For whatever reason, it took forever to do the format conversion and then everything froze up, so I eventually just had to delete the episode entirely and re-upload everything - track list, image...everything. The result? A couple hours there where my latest episode was unavailable. So, I'm sorry about that. And after I posted on Sunday too, later than usual. What the hell was I thinking!?!?
All said and all done I think you'll agree that this one was worth the wait. After last week's mid-tempo episode, I cranked this one up with an almost exclusively '90s trip back to the rave/techno/acid house scene. The glaring exception here is "Confusion" by New Order, but this Koma & Bones remix came from the band's box set released in 2002, a nicely updated rendition. You may recall the instrumental of the song appeared in an earlier episode of CRC. Leading off this episode is "Voodoo Ray" by A Guy Called Gerald. This song was featured in the film 24-Hour Party People, a sort of retrospective of Factory Records and Tony Wilson. If you're a fan of New Order, Joy Division and Happy Mondays it's worth a look. Adamski makes his first appearance here on CRC. The artist, whose real name is Adam Tinley, took his stage moniker from a guy named George Adamski, who just happened to be a UFO enthusiast. His biggest hit, the awesome "Killer", helped put Seal on the map musically. This song here, "Get Your Body" is a great Razormaid! version of a track that appeared on his second studio album Naughty. Doing vocal honors is the great Nina Hagen. Utah Saints make their second appearance on CRC, Annie Lennox sample and all, with "What Can You Do for Me". Hey, you wanted the best, you got the best...
Underworld jumps onto the CRC bandwagon with a great track "MMM Skyscraper I Love You" off of their dubnobasswithmyheadman album. Much like The Shamen, who have been featured here several times, this band also went through a transition period from guitars to DJ's and synths. On this track you'll hear the influence of DJ Darren Emerson and you'll get a taste of where the evolution began. Complementing this 1994 track is Busy Child from 1997's Vegas album by The Crystal Method. U-96 makes their second appearance with "No Control" from the same album that produced their massive dance floor hit, "Das Boot". Speaking of massive hits, I threw in Moby's "Go", a song that also appeared in 24-Hour Party People, but not on the soundtrack. Instead, he appears with New Order reprising the Joy Division track "New Dawn Fades". The strings you hear at the beginning of "Go" were taken from "Laura Palmer's Theme" which was featured in the television show Twin Peaks. And, in case you weren't aware, the name Moby is derived from the fact that Moby Dick author Herman Melville is Moby's great, great, great granduncle. Oh, and another thing: his album, Play, is also the best-selling electronic album of all time. To round out this episode, I included Jam & Spoon's trippy "Stella" mostly because it borrows the drum track from Moby's "Go", but also because it's pretty damn cool too. The classic "Plastic Dreams" by Jaydee follows. This is the original ten-minute version, though you won't hear all of them for good reason.
In the immortal words of Yello: Move. Dance. Be born.