Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Randomizer number 1 - A Track Could Get Lost
Following on from the random ramble in my last post, (which was prompted by the track below suddenly being dusted off, cued up and cranked by my Creative Zen player while in shuffle mode) I’ve decided that every time an unexpected winner, a long lost favourite or previously unheard nugget shuffles it’s way into play on my mp3 player. I’m going to log it in the blog.
The first one up is
Soft Cell - A Man Could Get Lost (Instrumental version)
I hadn’t heard this track for at least 20 years, had completely forgotten about it , and didn’t even know it was 1 of the 10,000 tracks on my player until shuffle threw this non stop nugget into the spotlight yesterday
What a winner!! It’s packed full of fat analogue 80’s synths and drums, fizzing, whizzing and clapping away, there's thumping riffs and glossy pop hooks, wrapped in a shadowy, sleazy darkness that Soft Cell did so well. But, the most amazing thing is how clubby and contemporary it sounds. I can’t believe it’s over 25 years old, it’s got such a trendy sparkle that it could be a Tronik Youth
or Mylo remix
How come bootleg remixers, and TV advertisers have let this elctro cracker of track slip through the net
If you’ve got A Man Could Get Lost somewhere spin it up today, if you haven’t treat yourself and download it.
A Man Could Get Lost is available on Non Stop Ecstatic Dancing here
And there’s great feature on the recording of Non Stop Ecstatic Dancing by Mike Thorne here