Kirk Doesn’t Believe In Situation No Win

Sorry for the unannounced week off. Shit happens.

On an entirely unrelated note, I saw Star Trek last week and must say that IT WAS THE BEST MOVIE IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE. Totally. Like, it’s total fucking godhead good. It’s mind-blowing, pants-creaming extraordinary awesomeness that will make you forget about the war, the shitty economy, The Black-Eyed Peas and everything else that’s wrong with our world today. I’m planning at least two more trips to the theater to see it, and if you haven’t seen it yet then you’re fucking up. It’s awesome. Go now.

Actually, read my blog first, then go.

The Clash
Return To Brixton
Return To Brixton [Extended Mix]
Return To Brixton [SW2 Dub]
Now here’s something I never knew existed, dance remixes of Clash songs. “Return To Brixton” is, not surprisingly, a remix of “The Guns of Brixton,” which originally appeared on The Clash’s seminal 1979 album London Calling. These remixes popped up some 11 years later on a maxi-single that also included the original version. I have no idea what the reason was behind the creation or release of these mixes, as they don’t seem to be promoting anything – they don’t appear on any proper Clash album or compilation and they weren’t the beginning of some grand Clash remix campaign. On the back of the CD it mentions that the original version of the song is available on The Story Of The Clash Volume 1, but that came out in 1988 and this single came out in 1990. Regardless of the origins, the remixes aren’t bad, if entirely unnecessary.

Big Audio Dynamite II
Rush Dance
City Lights
Rush [Live]
The Globe (12″ Mix)
The Globe (Dub Version)
The Globe (By The Orb)
The Globe (Instrumental)
My B.A.D./B.A.D./Big Audio obsession is well documented, so you can imagine my joy when I found not one, but two maxi-singles (sealed!) for sale for three bucks a pop. “Rush” is probably one of my favorite songs in the history of the universe, and both the dance and live versions don’t disappoint. In fact, the live version ranks up there with the live version of “Fucking in Rhythm and Sorrow” as one of my all-time favorite live B-sides. “The Globe” is less awesome by comparison, but one of the remixes is by The Orb, and that’s pretty damned awesome.

More maxi-single goodness later this week.

8 Responses to “Kirk Doesn’t Believe In Situation No Win”

  1. Nick says:

    Hi There
    Think these Clash remixes may have been released in the wake of the UK Number One record DUB BE GOOD TO ME by Norman Cook AKA Fatboy Slim’s first alter ego band BEATS INTERNATIONAL. The song played the bassline and effects from Guns Of Brixton under the performance of SOS BAND’S JUST BE GOOD TO ME. These remixes have all the right 1990 dance music sounds to make them into nice companion pieces to a revolutionary (and early mash up) track.

  2. Ctelblog says:

    Never heard that Orb mix before. Thanks

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for all the great posts. I am having trouble finding the source of what you have titled “Rush [Live]”. Will you please tell me the title and version of the single it came from and the title listed on that release.

    Thanks again.

  4. The Lost Turntable says:

    It’s from the maxi-single to Rush, I said so in the post and the ID3 tag states the same.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Although I appear to be some idiot who does not actually read the blog before downloading music, that is only partially true. I do read, before I start to research. There are ten versions of the “Rush” single and two version of “Rushdance” listed at the Discogs Web site. You said you found two maxi’s. I assumed that one was “The Globe” and the other “Rush”. There is a Canadian version (Columbia 12CDN-641) that has “Rush (Live)” and “Rushdance”, both of the approximate times, but does not have “City Lights”. “Rushdance” (Columbia 44 74134) has “City Lights”, but not a version of “Rush” that is approximately the same time, and neither version of “Rush” has the word “live” in the title. I should have been more specific with my question. Thanks for responding anyway.

  6. The Lost Turntable says:

    Thankfully I didn’t call you an idiot in my response. The version of Rush is from a maxi-single with the spine number 44K 73844.

  7. solcofn says:

    Love the blog and I love this post!

    Keep up the great work!

  8. Steve says:

    This version of 'The Bottom Line' you posted is the same as "The Badass Remix", fyi. I think you posted that one a while ago.

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