Remix Controller

I’d wager that even those for whom the jazz, beads and goatees of Galliano were too much, there’s something to love in Weatherall’s remixes of Skunk Funk- uber funky, bass heavy, nine minutes plus long, heavy aroma of special cigs- ‘and when the music plays…’


Vibe Controller

Galliano, London’s Acid Jazz beat poets, were I think it’s fair to say an acquired taste. Over the course of an album there’d be at least one song that made you want to snap the record in two but I think they had their moments. I had the first two albums, In Pursuit Of The 13th Note and A Joyful Noise Unto The Creator (I know…), although I haven’t listened to either for donkeys. And let’s not forget they had Michael Snaith, officially The Vibe Controller, who patrolled the stage with a carved stick. And Mick Talbot on keyboards. Nice cardigans too. They’re sounding better all the time in aren’t they? I saw them at the Hacienda in the early 90s and they were very good fun live, finishing with a cover of Kris Kriss’s Jump. Better than it sounds, honest.