Sigue Sigue Something

If you pick up on an overwhelming feeling of despair in this post, it’s because I’m writing it in Toledo. It has that effect on things.

This will be my last post for the week. Usually I’m busy during the first week of August because I’m heading to Chicago for Lollapalooza. However, I don’t get to go to Lolla this year because of reasons that I can’t even begin to get in to.

HOWEVER, I will be going to the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco next weekend. It doesn’t look as great as Lolla (too many jam bands for my taste), but I think I’ll still enjoy it.

I also plan on doing some record shopping while in San Fran (and by “some record shopping” I mean I’m going to buy ALL THE RECORDS). Anyone want to recommend some good SF record stores? I already know about Amoeba.

Since I’ll be spending most of next week in the homeland of Rice-a-roni, only expect one post. Don’t worry. It will be Big and full of great Audio. Seriously, it’s going to by Dynamite.

Sigue Sigue Sputnik
Massive Retaliation (The Super Massive UK Remix)
Massive Retaliation (Shut Up Dub Remix)
I don’t know what to say about this song. Even for a Sigue Sigue Sputnik song, it’s freaking weird. There’s not much to it aside from a sparse beat, a simple bassline, a sample of Beethoven’s Fifth, and completely nonsensical lyrics such as “Hong Kong hit back!”

Hit back who? Who hit them first? I’m so confused!

I’m a fairly big fan of SSS’s 80s albums. Both “Success” and “Sex Bomb Boogie” have earned themselves permanent spots on my workout mix, but I’m still on the fence with these remixes. I hope you all dig them tho.

Horror Head (Remix)
Falling Free
Mission From God
Today Is Not The Day
If you’re from England then you might have a vague recollection of Curve, as they were moderately popular in the 90s. If you’re from America then you probably thought that I was typing “The Cure” for a second.

If you might recognize this song though. Although maybe you might be more familiar with this remix, as it was in this trailer.

Curve never broke through in the states, which is weird. They had a really good, radio-friendly sound that should have played over great in the Alternative Nation of the early-90s. I really can’t believe that “Horror  Head” never hit it big here. That song is beautiful. I can’t tell you how different this remix is from the original, as I am currently on my laptop, which does not have the original on it. But if I recall, they’re pretty similar. Shit this “remix” might just be the original, but the 12″ I got called it a remix, so I’m sticking with that. The other songs are great too.


7 Responses to “Sigue Sigue Something”

  1. guest says:

    Go to Grooves (1797 Market St)

  2. hendog says:

    The Horror Head “remix” is more like an alternate mix of the original than an actual remix – it is different, but appears to be from the same masters. They did the same with Fait Accompli, the other single from the album Doppelganger, and Missing Link (the first single from their next album, Cuckoo). I didn’t really understand why, but as a completist it did satisfy me to some degree. I’ll never understand why Already Yours wasn’t a single from Doppelganger.

  3. batgrl says:

    Curve’s song Hell Above the Water (which I still love) was actually used in CSI and then put on a cd collection of songs from CSI – maybe under that name, I forget. I can’t believe they didn’t catch on either. I know the group broke up, but never followed through to find out if any of them went on to produce other music.

  4. c@meron says:

    Curve has a bunch of rare stuff available – I remember when I ordered mine from their site a few years ago, Dean Garcia actually emailed me back about which tracks I wanted!

  5. Derek says:

    I remember Fait Accompli getting some decent airplay in the Bay Area on Live 105 and the video was on Alternative Nation a lot. I always wanted to see more Curve here in the states.

  6. Musicologist says:

    Sex Bomb Boogie, dance on, dance on. Good old Sputnik was way before time!!! Sadly, actually the rest of them sound way out of time!

  7. Scott says:

    “Hell Above The Water” was used so brilliantly on the 1st spiderman trailer.

    From the album ‘The Gift’

    Fan -tastic-

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