Gripper, Prostate boogie (Leaf) 12"
I played this on the radio last week and couldn't resist breaking into
Grange Hill circa 1984---"Oh no, Grippah!" It's got beats to go with the
nostalgia as well, taking Adam Ant's tribal version of the Glitter
Band stomp but, instead of a fool in war paint prattling over the top,
we get weird electronica and jazzy piano chords and, instead of the
godawful racket you might expect, you get an amazing crossover. It's a
cousin of last year's Black Dog "Bullitt" remixes, stepping from the
70's groove/film score into the sampladelic 90's but inexplicably
stopping off en route in the 1980's. The rest of the e.p. shows off
Alan Gubby's beat credentials with 3 more melodic melanges that
straddle genre and description.
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