Friday 11 March 2016

It's Friday . . . Let's Dance

I have been mad busy at work and haven't had a chance to think about today's post so below is a re-post from February 2010.

Airdrionians are still in fourth place in the league due to us scraping a draw on Tuesday night, it wasn't pretty. The fact that last Saturday our manager suffered a stroke may have something to do with it and I hope that he recovers fully in the meantime we have Danny Lennon to cover 'til the end of the season. Tomorrow sees us take on Brechin City,  currently the side down at the bottom of the table, at home but very few of the few will be counting chickens.

Have a good weekend people.

By the end of 1987/ the start of 1988, producers and acts over here in the UK got in on the act and started making House music, a lot of the early tracks were innovative in the use of samples, with the likes of Bomb The Bass, M/A/R/R/S and S'Express making truly memorable tracks.

One of my favourite of these early house tracks was House Arrest by Krush. The group were Mark Gamble, Cassius Campbell and vocalist Ruth Joy with producers Mark Brydon and Robert Gordon. Brydon would go on to form Moloko (Fun For Me) with Roisin Murphy and Gordon would go on to be involved with Warp records. Ruth Joy left to pursue a pretty unsuccessful solo career.

House arrest was released on the FON (Fuck Off Nazis) label which they shared with the Age Of Chance. The sleeve of the single was designed, like those of their label mate by the Designer's Republic who would go on to design the Warp artwork as well.

Krush were basically a one hit wonder, with House Arrest eventually reaching number 3 in the UK at the end of 1987. The record, doesn't sound half as dated as I expected it to and conjures memories of Red Stripe and spliffs in the dark, dank basements of hotels, those were the days.

Krush - House Arrest (The Beat Is Law)

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