F IS FOR FLUKE (PT3)

To complete our trawl through progressive house pioneers Fluke’s 1990s journey. It was one which saw them lose an original member at the end of it. I’ve got two untypical mixes and a some indie/rock remixes.

 

From One Little Indian’s Fluke summary:

 

1993 – Fluke complete their full-length second album Six Wheels On My Wagon (“it felt quite grown-up”), which spawns the pivotal progressive house singles Slid, Groovy Feeling and Electric Guitar. Sasha likes Slid so much he weaves together three mixes of it on his seminal mix album for Renaissance. Fluke also build an impressive reputation as remixers. Over the next few years they take on Björk (whom they also accompany live), New Order, Rolling Stones, Smashing Pumpkins, Yello and Simple Minds, among others. They also begin touring regularly. Jon: “We were recording our own stuff, doing remixes, going out live. It started a non-stop rollercoaster.”

 

1995 – Third studio album Oto (Greek for “of ear”) , co-produced by Barry Andrews (XTC, Shriekback). Darker and more downtempo, it gives them their first Top 40 hits, Bubble, Bullet and Tosh.

1997 – Fourth album Risotto, a mixture of remixes from Oto and new tracks, chiefly Absurd and Atom Bomb. Absurd (“everybody with a heart votes love”) is released to coincide with the general election while Atom Bomb crops up on numerous computer games and Hollywood soundtracks. Fluke enter “our cartoon phase” with manga-inspired videos featuring anime character, and unofficial fourth member, Arial Tetsuo. In the summer, Fluke visit North America and the growing scene they were calling ‘Electronica’, embarking on a 20 date tour from east to west, they play mostly unusual venues attempting to endorse the spirit of blighty’s own Acid House parties.

 

1999 – After two years of heavy touring, including several main stage festival slots, Mike Tournier leaves while Jon and Mike start work on Puppy. When you’re living in one another’s pockets for so long and you’re constantly displaced, you need a break.”

 

Fluke – Bullet (Classical Inst.)

 

Fluke – Bullet (Jazz Mix)

 

World of Twist – She’s A Rainbow (Left Hand Blue Mix) Fluke Mix
The Smashing Pumpkins -The End Is The Beginning Is The End (Fluke Alt Mix)
The Smashing Pumpkins – The End Is The Beginning Is The End (Stuck In The Middle With Fluke Instrumental)

 

~ by acidted on June 2, 2009.

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