CHARITY SHOP CLASSICS (17)

Tracks from a couple more singles from the charity shop rummage – rock gods Depeche Mode and Scottish popstrels Travis.
If you don’t know who Depeche Mode are, you must have been in a coma for getting on the last thirty years. From New Romantic pop to leather clad rock bemoths and everywhere inbetween, Depeche Mode have done it all. Today’s track is a remix of their 2005 single “Precious”. The remixers are Sasha and Spooky. Sasha I’ve covered previously. But Spooky were early progressive house pioneers from the early 1990s. They released a classic album “Gargantuan” on Guerilla Records and then disappeared until the early 2000’s.

 

Travis Along with Cast, Kula Shaker, and Embrace was one of the most prominent British trad rock bands in the mid to late ’90s. Following Oasis’ lead of crafting down-to-earth, heartfelt songs in the vein of classic British bands from the ’60s, Travis was more successful and enduring than some of their peers. The group formed in Glasgow around 1990 as something of a lark. The featured track is a remix from their massive hit album “The Man Who” from 1999. Their music was always a bit fey for me. The remix beefs things up a bit. If you liked Travis, you’ll like the remix. If you didn’t you might not. The remix is by Deadly Avenger (Damon Baxter). Damon was born in Fauldhouse, West Lothian, where a childhood accident cost him his sense of taste and smell. He started recording in the early 1990s. Originally a breaks artist he has expanded into more cinematic soundscapes.
Depeche Mode – Precious Sasha’s Spooky Remix Edit  This track is for The Lost Turntable
Travis – Writing To Reach You (Deadly Avenger’s Bayou Blues Remix)
No links to product today. Instead, if you download please give something to Cancer Research UK by donating here.

~ by acidted on August 13, 2008.

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