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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Electronic Shack Up

In the mid 90s A Certain Ratio got various people to remix and retool their back catalogue for an album called Looking For A Certain Ratio, which ended up coming out on Creation Records. The remixers included 808 State's Graham Massey, Jon Dasilva and John McCready, Sub Sub, Way Out West, The Other Two and Electronic. Johnny Jay turned in a remix of Mickey Way called the Manchester City Mix, which definitely won't be posted here. Nearly twenty years on there's an element of 'why bother' about some of these remixes, as they stripped away the period punk-funk and added mid 90s dance software. Electronic tackled Shack Up. You can probably guess what it sounds like- worth a listen though, Johnny Marr and Bernard Sumner (I'm guessing it was mainly Sumner but don't know for sure) providing a version of Shack Up that sounds very much like music sounded in Manchester's bars at the time.

Shack Up Radio edit (Electronic Mix)

1 comment:

Echorich said...

BIG NO for me here! If it made Rob's Records some dosh then cool, but unnecessary doesn't even come close to describing how much I avoid this release. ACR is one of the foundation bands of my musical listening experience...they changed my mind about a lot of music and got me to listen with a greater appreciation to the sounds which influenced them.
Even 2008's Mind Made Up is a wildly listenable album.