THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN?

Back in 1996, I saw the promo video for Fun For Me by Moloko, a band I had never heard of and thinking that the song was damn catchy. A couple of days later I saw the CD single on sale for 99p in a record shop in Glasgow (I still have the 99p sticker on the cover).

The single was great value in that it has seven tracks on it and lasted nearly 40 minutes (which is longer than quite a few of the albums in my collection). But then again all seven tracks were a variant on Fun For Me, and to be honest, while I liked the song, this was stretching things a bit far:-

mp3 : Moloko – Fun For Me (Radio Edit)
mp3 : Moloko – Fun For Me (Mr Scruff Vocal)
mp3 : Moloko – Fun For Me (Doctor Rockit remix)
mp3 : Moloko – Fun For Me (Stepping Mole mix)
mp3 : Moloko – Fun For Me (Dr Plankton’s Pondlife mix)
mp3 : Moloko – Fun For Me (Mr Scruff Instrumental)
mp3 : Moloko – Fun For Me (Loko Mole mix)

I’m sure that the dancing kings and queens among you might find some pleasure out of the different mixes. Personally, my favourite version is, ironically, one that wasn’t on the single:-

mp3 : Moloko – Fun For Me (Album Version)

Fun For Me was a minor hit in that it reached #36 in the UK singles charts, but the band (which consisted of Roisin Murphy and Mark Brydon) would find fame and fortune in 1999 with handbag classic Sing It Back.

In due course, Moloko would make four studio albums between before calling it a day in 2004.

JC

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