Two months ago, I mentioned that Bomb The Bass, the name adopted by producer Tim Simenon, had gotten to #1 in the indie charts with a track consisting solely of samples. This month sees the top spot occupied by probably the best-known and most enduring examples of the genre:-
1 May 1988 : S’Express – Theme from S’Express
Still sounds amazing thirty years on.
1 May 1998 : Run D.M.C vs Jason Nevins – It’s Like That
Still there….this was the last of its six week stay at the top.
1 May 2008 : mp3 : The Last Shadow Puppets – The Age of the Understatement
As wiki states, The Last Shadow Puppets are an English supergroup consisting of Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys), Miles Kane (The Rascals), James Ford (Simian Mobile Disco), and Zach Dawes (Mini Mansions).
It was a fairly radical departure from what the four were best known for, with much of the debut album, from which this was the first single, being reminiscent of the 60s and in particular early Scott Walker. Indeed, the firest few seconds of this single reminds me of Marc Almond‘s cover versions of songs from that era. It will divide opinions. I like it.