Showing posts with label Utah Saints. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Utah Saints. Show all posts

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Something good - Utah Saints

On the one hand, it is of course a stroke of genius to sample a Kate Bush vocal for a single, because all people with good taste will appreciate anything incorporating Kate's vocals. On the other hand, is Kate Bush's delicate music suitable for this kind of techno house stuff? I always had doubts about this - and I still do.

'Something good' by the Utah Saints utilises a sample of Kate Bush's 'Cloudbusting' to make a whole new track. And it is a 'track', not a 'song', unfortunately. The single peaked at number 4 in the UK and Ireland and number 10 in Australia. The track was recently remixed and re-released as 'Something Good 08'. In that version, it made the Dutch Top 40, peaking at number 34.

My collection: 7" single no. 1669
Found: Melody Maker, Den Haag, June 20, 1992
Cost: 6,5 guilders
Tracks: 'Something good' / 'Trance atlantic flight'

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Believe in me - Utah Saints

Jez Willis and Tim Garbutt formed Utah Saints in 1990. Early on in their career they had a few hit singles in what they call their 'vocal sample trilogy', of which this one, 'Believe in me' is the third. It features a sample of the Human League's 'Love action', whereas the B-side, a remix of the first part in the trilogy 'What can you do for me', with a sample from the Eurythmics' 'There must be an angel (playing with my heart)'.

The single did not chart in the Netherlands, but peaked at number 8 in the UK singles chart. I bought the single because of the Human League sample. When you listen to this track you quickly realise that the guys forgot to make a song.

My collection: 7" single no. 2709
Found: House of Rhythm, London, July 3, 1996
Cost: 1 pound
Tracks: 'Believe in me (7" edit)' / 'What can you do for me (Def Mix 7 inch)'

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