Random OMG #1
Seriously – OMG
So, I found this on Discogs the other day, and it comes with a pretty unique story as to why I’ve got a connection to this track.
Back in 1985 when it was released I was a fresh faced kid, at secondary school with aspirations to be a “radio ‘jock”. I had been DJing on the school radio station for about 3 or 4 years, and in my humble opinion, had gotten pretty good. A couple of my alumni had already gotten jobs on the local radio station, and I felt like trying my hand. I got talking to one of them (Gary Wilkinson I think it was, although don’t quote me on that as it was 37 years ago!) who was busy producing a weekly singles review show, just inviting local celebs to review 5 or so new singles. We discussed me coming on as a guest and it happened.
I hopped on the bus into town and trudged to the way across town, up the 15 storeys to the studio (the lift was usually broken)*. I met with the local “celebs” (honestly can’t remember them at all) and we sat down in the canteen and had a pre-listen to the tracks. I remember there were 5 or so, but can only really remember two of them – one was Howard Jones’ “Like To Get To Know You Well”, the other was My Toot Toot…
My review went along the lines of “what is this supposed to be aimed at? Novelty record, or serious stab at global domination…”. Global domination? No – but it sticks in the head.
It climbed the charts pretty quickly after that week, and eventually got to number 6 in the UK charts.
So… here’s your daily earworm – you’re welcome!
*I would later abseil down the 15 storeys as a fundraiser for the local scout group.
Top 50 12 Inches of the 80s What's it all about?
Inspired by all the lists you see on FaceBook saying “Post your favourite albums, but don’t say anything about them…” I thought, hell I’m gonna say a bit about them and why they’re special. As a general rule I have chosen particular extended vinyl versions of the tracks for various reasons, amongst them they extend the length I can listen to them, and they often add extra ambience to the Radio Friendly 7″ version.
Services What 1pCD can offer
Top 50 12″ Mixes of the 80s – Full list
Legendary US record producer Tom Moulton was probably one of the prime movers in developing 12-inch releases, he had discovered that the 12-inch had vastly superior sound quality, producing grooves perfect for the discotheque. It was music for hedonistic dancers – for metronomic beats, fewer vocals, stripped back instrumentation, slow-fading echo effects, sustains, slow builds in pace and intensity to maximum peaks.
Swing Out Sister – Twilight World (Superb Superb Mix)
Number 41 in an occasional series of reviews of my favourite 80s […]
Sisters of Mercy – This Corrosion (Extended Mix)
The Smiths – How Soon is Now
Mantronix – Got to Have Your Love (Club with Bonus Beats)
Freestyle – Don’t Stop the Rock
#37 Freestyle – Don’t Stop the Rock This is number 37 in […]