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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Topper Is A Little Bit Partial

To answer my own question from this morning, yes Topper Headon did have a connection with Flowered Up- he played congas and percussion with them at a gig in 89 or 90. Their It's On single also borrowed lyrics from Joe Strummer (the bit in Rude Boy where he plays something akin to Let the Good Times Roll on piano).

To tie in another Bagging Area repeat offender Andrew Weatherall provided two remixes of Flowered Up's epic 1992 Weekender single. Long and wobbly with loads of loops, vocal samples, time shifting parts, echo, acidic squiggles, Weekender getting bent all over the place. Here, have 'em both.

Weekender (Weatherall's Weekender A Audrey Is A Little Bit Partial Mix)

Weekender (Weatherall's Weekender B Audrey Is A Little Bit More Partial)


drew said...

Love it, love it, love it.

Anonymous said...

The little bit more partial always strained my patience with audrey

Swiss Adam said...

The first one's top. As we used to say.

bossman said...

The lyrics from that bit in Rude Boy are on their single Take It...Topper is credited on the sleeve of It's On - Thanx to Nicky 'Top Congas' Headon

Swiss Adam said...

Ta Bossman. I never thought to go and look at the sleeve.