JC had the latest in his One Song By The Smiths…A Saturday Series yesterday, featuring the unfomfortable “Meat Is Murder” and how he never plays it. Equally uncomfortable is Gary Clail’s dubtastic “Beef” from 1990 but its too good not to play.


How low can you go?

Hear The Cattle Cry, Death Row

Would you take that life yourself

Would you kill it yourself

Don’t you know that it’s wrong?

Best known for “Human Nature” in 1991, Clail produced a series of cracking singles in the early 90s, including on Oakenfold’s Perfecto label.

From Wiki: “Clail worked originally as a roofer, but during the mid to late 1980s based in Bristol, he became a warm up act for On-U gigs. Clail first released a record in 1985. Several 12” singles were issued between 1985 and 1987, before Clail’s first LP for Nettwerk, Tackhead Tape Time, a split effort between Clail and Tackhead. “Television: The Drug of the Nation” by The Beatnigs was remixed by Clail, Adrian Sherwood and Mark Stewart, on the Alternative Tentacles record label in 1988. n 1989, Clail issued his own album, billed as Gary Clail & On-U Sound System, on On-U Sound, which marked Clail’s entrance to the electronic underground scene in Bristol, eventually leading him to work with RCA a couple of years later. This output incorporated several singles and EPs, as well as The Emotional Hooligan (1991). Clail released a further on Yelen Records, entitled Keep the Faith (1996).

Gary Clail – Beef, Would U Kill It Yourself

Gary Clail – Beef (The Future Mix)

Gary Clail MySpace

~ by acidted on November 7, 2010.

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