Friday 16 November 2012
It's Friday . . . Let's Dance
Here's one of my favourite tracks from the heady days of Acid House. I think that this period was one of my favourite times both in clubbing and in music. Everything was new and fresh , there wasn't any cynicism around the scene, well not up here in Glasgow at any rate. The Es were good and the scene was constantly evolving so you never knew what to expect from one weekend to the next. What you could be guaranteed of was a top night and hearing sounds that you had never heard before.
Peter Ford was one of the founding figures of the Acid House scene and with Oochy Koochy released a track every bit as good as those coming out of Chicago and being produced by the likes of Marshall Jefferson and Ron Trent. The track was released in 1988 and actually entered the lower reaches of the UK charts. Due to the bassline being EQ'd wrongly on the first pressing resulting in the speakers being blown the first time the track was dropped at Heaven. the tune was remixed and subsequent pressings came with the warning and a watch your ears logo! on the sleeve.
Have a good weekend people.
Baby Ford - Oochy Koochy