Tuesday 29 May 2012
DJ Power Cut, Crush The Beat
Yesterday on Twitter Simon was extolling the virtues of Prince's Kiss which got me thinking about Age of Chance. A band well ahead of their time. I have posted before about the Kiss Power mix, a record I would give my left kidney for and how it was the first track to be entirely produced from samples. I exaggerate only slightly.
I saw the band live once, in 1987 in Aberdeen but remember little about the evening as I had concussion after falling more than once and smashing my skull against granite the previous evening after arsing a bottle of Stoli which my mother had brought me back from her travels in Russia. I may recount the full sad tale at some future juncture when I have nothing else to say.
Anyway, one thing I do remember is DJ Powercut, as this is the first time I had ever saw a dj cutting and scratching live on stage with a band. He also had a rather cracking blue Adidas track suit on. Why I remember this I have no idea.
The band were promoting their first full and criminally underrated album 1000 Years of Trouble. The album is choc full off samples and punishing beats. If you ever get a chance to get your hands on this gem I suggest that you buy it without hesitation.
Here is one of the many highlights.
Age of Chance - Learn To Pray