Actually, I Wish I Was A Little Bit Shorter

Weird combo of stuff for your Sunday listening pleasure.

Primal Scream
Come Together (Farley Mix)
Loaded (Farley Mix)
Loaded (Weatherall Mix)
Ramblin’ Rose (Live)

Man…I’m so mellow now I just…yeah…groovy.

I wish the Acid House scene would have hit bigger in America, especially the rock-oriented part of it. It’s a shame that neither Primal Scream nor The Stone Roses were able to parlay their beat-heavy rock freak-outs into American success, I guess we were too busy doing heroin at the time. Primal Scream’s “Come Together” is in my opinion the second-best song to carry that name (the first is Spiritualized version, and three is Soundgarden’s retarded cover of The Beatles’ original). “Loaded” is no doubt the best track ever to sample a Fonda as well. I just realized that’s my second Fonda family reference this year. Freaky.

These mixes are from a 12” single. Now, apparently I’m under increased scrutiny to get my sources/availability right so let me say that these songs were at one point available in America via various singles. However those are all out of print. Now there is a version of the Farley Mix on the US version of the album Screamadelica, but it’s considerably longer than this one, which must be a single edit. If I am wrong about any of this please correct me in a kind and respectful fashion and I’ll send you a cookie.

I Wish (Old School Dub)
I Wish (Concrete Jungle Mix)
I Wish (Mama’s Street Dub)
I Wish (Soulwax Mix)

I love this song. Love love love love it. I love singing along to it, especially since I’m a fucking giant and me saying “I wish I was a little bit taller” is funny to me and stupidly annoying to anyone else. The “Concrete Jungle” mix is really an odd one. It’s exactly what the name suggests, a mid-90s jungle mix complete with crazy-ass cut-up drums. This is a real, officially-released mix, not some white-label bootleg mash-up.

For that download the Soulwax mix, which splices in “Eye Of The Tiger” and The Breeders’ “Cannonball.” I didn’t get that from the same 12” that the other mixes are from, I found it on the interwebs ages ago. It is not the same version that appears on Soulwax’s excellent 2 Many Djs Part 2 album, that’s part of a mix and is considerably shorter than this one. Anyways, the previously mentioned 12” also had the “street” mix, which you can download on Amazon and iTunes so I’m not putting it here. You can also download a new “rock” version of “I Wish” but I wouldn’t recommend it.

6 Responses to “Actually, I Wish I Was A Little Bit Shorter”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I also wish I was a bit shorter sometimes. Usually just after I've banged my head on something low.

    I went to the same school as Andy Weatherall. He was in my older sister's class. His younger brother was in my year.
    This remix takes me back…..
    cheers (from a Windsor boy).

  2. Colin says:

    Love the blog, love commentary. Just wanted to give you a heads up that I think the first two links are the same file (comefarley.mp3).

    Keep up the good work.


  3. The Lost Turntable says:

    Oh shit! I fixed the link thank you very much for pointing that out.

    Even more so for doing it in a kind manner! See kids, being nice gives you positive attention!

  4. DDay says:

    Another fine collection of mixes. Many thanks for the full-length Skee-Lo/Soulwax mix!
    Greetz from Soulwaxland Belgium 😉

  5. Anonymous says:

    great job with this one!i always thought this was great song for tall people too!

  6. Anonymous says:

    hallelujah for the farley mix of of come together – one of my favorite songs of all time! and all i'v been finding lately is some dubbed out version, which i swear wasn't on side 2 of the screamadelica tape when i bought it in high school. turns out that's the uk version, and the us version was the terry farley mix. and you've got it. nice one ;]

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