Pablo & Shoey
THE REJIGS VOL 1
12" Vinyl UK
2015 Repress ...Fatty Fatty Phonographics is a new label out of Dublin determined to dispense with lazy loop button editing and get back to the original point - to make great songs work better on the dancefloor.
First on the chopping block is the rambunctious disco-funk of The Emotions' 'I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love'. Produced by Earth, Wind and Fire's Maurice White and legendary arranger Charles Stepney, this one plays heavily on the gospel flavoured vocal breakdown and heavy funk horns, which Andy Weatherall et al chewed a chunk off of for the Primal Scream classic 'Loaded'. Following Dead Rose Music Company's recent hypno-house floor-smasher 'Just A Bitter Love', the lads take the Gladys Knight belter 'Taste Of Bitter Love' and put the song right back at the centre, playing around with the luscious piano line and keening strings, even creating a dreamy new 2 step outro for sweet and smooth mixing out... Last but not least we have legendary funky drummer Bernard Purdie and his 1972 cut 'Good Livin' Good Lovin'. It's a heavy funk bomb with a psychedelic wah-wah led intro and an absolutely killer piano line, not to mention some wise words from Bill Cosby on the jazz, lifted from obscuro American cult comedy show 'The Simpsons'. [info from cl]