Monday, 28 December 2009
I'm sure that the first time I was aware of Kosmos was after reading a review of it in Mixmag, which must have got my attention as it's not every day that you get a review of a Paul Weller record in that journal.
I wasn't aware of the track in it's original 12 minute form as I didn't buy Weller's first solo album at the time. What I had heard of it, apart from Into Tomorrow, didn't appeal to me. I found it quite bland, like a lot of the solo stuff that followed if I'm being completely honest.
The Lynch Mob mix of Kosmos on the other hand I think is just brilliant. The track was originally released as a promo 12" on Go!discs in 1993. I eventually got my hands on it when it was released on the b-side of the Hung Up 12 inch the following year.
Paul Weller - kosmos (lynch mob bonus beats)