Friday, 23 March 2018
Lick Wid Nit Wit
In 1993 Sabres Of Paradise gave away a track to the cd compilation series Volume (Volume Seven) where it appeared alongside other mid 90s luminaries like Teenage Fanclub, Bang Bang Machine, Sub Sub, Stereo MCs, The Boo Radleys and (pre-The) Verve. Lick Wid Nit Wit didn't appear on any other Sabres release and was never available on vinyl. Until now. A 12" single has just come out on Electric Dreams with Lick Wid Nit Wit on the A-side and two remixes by A Sagitarriun on the B.
Lick Wid Nit Wit is seven minutes of echo-filled dub techno with a booming kick drum. At the time of typing there were nine copies of the vinyl left here.
The version that is still formally unavailable however and the one that takes the dub to the fore is this one.
Lick Wid Nit Wit (version)
I think this version was sourced from a radio show- I got the file from a fellow Weatherall fanatic online. The standout features of this version are the bassline, which surely ended up morphing into Wilmot, and the vocal (which I'm assuming is Wonder). This is a properly dubbed out Sabres stew, magnificent stuff.