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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Cobra Bora


Back in 1989 808 State released Ninety, one of the first UK house albums. Ninety is chock full of summer of '89 acid house filtered through a group of four men all trying to get all their ideas onto every song- crashing drums, vocal samples, mad and delirious synth lines, songs with mulitple melody parts playing at the same time, sirens, everything. I had it on cassette and remember well driving to Glastonbury in June 1990 , arriving at the site with Ninety on the car stereo. We pulled up, opened the car doors to get out, Cobra Bora thumping away. A hippy crawled out of the hedge right in front us, said hello, asked us if we wanted to buy 'anything' and then shambled off.

Cobra Bora

4 comments:

Michael Doherty said...

The albums before and after are all great to differing degrees but 90 is just something else altogether. It's like a time machine in that every time I hear it I'm transported to another time and place. The version of Cobra Bora on their Extended Pleasure Of Dance EP is even better, I think, the whole EP is astounding though.

C said...

"A hippy crawled out of the hedge..." Haha, best line of the day.

JC said...

"A hippy crawled out of the hedge right in front us, said hello, asked us if we wanted to buy 'anything' and then shambled off."

At long last, the story of the first meeting of Swiss Adam and Drew is revealed......

Brilliant!

Anonymous said...

Ha! The hippy didnt have an impenetrable Scottish accent as far as I remember
Swiss Adam