Many Miles Away Bigfoot Rocks Out

I hope everyone enjoyed their Record Store Day and got plenty of nifty neato keen exclusive records. I sure as hell did and in the coming weeks I’ll probably be posting them. Until then here are some especially bitchin’ tracks that I’ve been meaning to share for a while now.

Steppenwolf – Magic Carpet Ride (Steir’s 1999 Ride Club Mix)
DJ Rap – Good To Be Alive (Deep Dish Remix)

Sometimes shit is creepy man. Not a week goes by after I mention how I wish I had a copy of Philip Steir’s remix of Magic Carpet Ride that I find it, on freaking vinyl, in a record store. Not only that, it’s an entirely different remix that’s twice as long as the version that I had on the soundtrack to Go all those years ago. Synchronicity man, Sting was right (had to happen eventually). Somewhere the Loch Ness Monster is getting ready to appear. It’s gonna happen. Or something. Maybe if I keep saying I need a beautiful six foot tall women who likes Gary Numan to show up at my doorstep that’ll happen to. Anyways, the vinyl that I got this from was a 4-track 2×12” sampler for the Go soundtrack that had also had the above remix of the DJ Rap song. Nice bonus. The other two tracks were on the regular CD version so I’m not posting them here.

Where’s Captain Kirk (Extended Remix)
I don’t know if Spizz (aka Spizzenrgi aka Spizz Oil aka Athletico Spizz ’80 aka oh c’mon now…) deserved to be star, but he definitely deserved to be a one-hit-wonder. The original version of “Where’ Captain Kirk” remains the best song about Star Trek EVER and one of the best punk rock singles ever put to wax. He was also responsible for one of the strangest 30 second songs ever written “Clock are Big” and he appears in the greatest New Wave concert film ever. The greatness surrounding Spizz abounds.

This extended remix the punk rock track that boldly went where no punk rock track had gone before is not based off the original version, but is instead an extended take of synthed-out version that was recorded in 1987. It’s still great, but not as good as the original. I got this from a 12”.

4 Responses to “Many Miles Away Bigfoot Rocks Out”

  1. Benjamin says:

    Had no idea there was an extended mix of MCR. Thanks so much! And for the DJ Rap as well. Fun story…was supposed to see DJ Rap in NY years ago and she didn't show up. The guys from Detroit Grand Pubahs told me she was too busy "fuckin' some guy in Florida." The next day I saw BT and told him this and he said "Yeah, that sounds like her." haha

  2. Keith says:

    Excellent post – as always – I think I was first turned onto "Kirk" on the Burning Ambitions: The History of Punk Volume #1 collection (of which the vinyl version is superior to the CD version). I was hoping to find similar mojo to your Steppenwolf find during National Record Store Day, but alas, New Order's Subculture Dub Version (a lost 12" b-side) remains one of my holy grails.

    Good blogs are dropping like flies – huge thanks for fighting the power and writing about great, long-lost rarities.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Eclectro,South England.
    Would she have 2 like all Gary Numan's work? Or just pre 'Warrior' single?
    I'm not putting myself 4ward,just interested!

  4. Hannah says:

    Made my day seeing not only the DJ Rap Remix but also the Philip Steir extended…thank you so much !!
    Keep on keeping on !!

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