29.9.06

Blow Up A Go Go!

Dancefloor Classics

Reviewer:amazon.com

Put this in your CD player and you'll be set for the night. The album is like a time machine, sending you back to 60s London, during the height of the mod scene. Unless you were a fixture at mod clubs in the 60s or are somewhat of an expert, there's a very, very good chance you've only heard two or three songs on here. Another great thing about the album is that it's no niche album; the great tunes, Hammond organ, and Northern Soul beat throughout are universal. It's catchy and dancable, and I guarantee that when you play it people will come up to you and beg to borrow it. There are no low points on this album, in terms of tempo (there's nothing you can't dance to) or quality (not a single clunker to be found). The only downside is the price, which is pretty high. Unfortunately most decent mod comps on Amazon are not cheap. But if you are going to spend your money on a CD, the bang for the buck that Blow Up A-Go-Go! offers is unbeatable.

01. Bert's Apple Crumble
02. Blow up a Go-Go! - James Clarke
03. Somebody Stole My Thunder - Georgie Fame
04. Sweet Pea - Soul Hooligan
05. Love Potion No. 9 - The Coasters
06. Watts Breakaway - The Johnny Otis Show
07. I'm A Man - The Spencer Davis Group,
08. Cloud Nine - Mongo Santamaria
09. Bongolia - Incredible Bongo Band
10. Sahara 72 - The Bobby Hughes Experience
11. Exploration - The Kaminsky Experience Inc.
12. Beat Goes On - Buddy Rich
13. House of Bamboo - Andy Williams
14. Psychedelic Sally - Eddie Jefferson
15. Twenty-Five Miles - Edwin Starr
16. Shirley Ellis - Soul Time
17. Responsable - Jacques Dutronc
18. She's Got Everything - The Kinks
19. Shake - Shadows of Knight
20. Humanize - The Big Boss Man

Blow Up A GoGo!

10 comentários:

MacMan disse...

Very cool collection... love Shirley Ellis' "Soul Time". Many thanks!

db disse...

Wonderful stuff..!!

This British stuff is so good - I know, I was there..!!

Greeting from Sahf West London
:O)

Anônimo disse...

great stuff !!

Anônimo disse...

This is one of my favorite comps. So many great tracks to DJ.

Anônimo disse...

A friend picked this up for me while in the UK (Liverpool) & I couldn't be happier!!! LOVE THIS CD!! Blow-Up a Go-Go Rocks!

Now To The Power Of Now disse...

Got my dancin' shoes on RIGHT NOW!

Anônimo disse...

noo! it's deleted. i was looking so forward to getting this... if this set at some point gets reupped i would be very thankful!

Anônimo disse...

"Unless you were a fixture at mod clubs in the 60s or are somewhat of an expert.."

What a load of old guff. What mod clubs are you referring to ? Since 95% of the tunes were recorded after 1967, these clubs must have been equipped with their own time machines. These weren't played at mod clubs until the mid 80's.

No expertise needed though. The selection is weighed down with signature anthems of the late eighties mod scene, and were hoary old chestnuts long before Blow Up opened it's doors a conveniently short stroll from from Blur's favourite pub.

Anônimo disse...

I discovered this comp yesterday. "Sweet Pea" rocks!

Anônimo disse...

The eighties was a great and wonderful era to have grown up in or lived in!
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