Why Waste Your Time?

You know you’re gonna be mine…

I’m going to bounce you out of your bed on this Saturday morning with a perfect piece of rave- pop from Bizarre Inc, a trio from Stafford. They had two hit singles in 1991, both ravier and more hardcore- Playing With Knives and Such A Feeling. I’m Gonna Get You is unashamedly pop, with vocals from Angie Brown (reworking lyrics from Jocelyn Brown’s Love’s Gonna Get You, a 1985 song which also contained germs of two other rave hits,¬† a sample in Moby’s Go and the line ‘I’ve got the power!’ in Snap’s The Power). I’m Gonna Get You went to number 2 in the chart, based around a drumbeat, synth stabs and some vocal hooks. Once in your head they will stay there all day.

Yo DJ pump this party.

I’m Gonna Get You

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He’s a funny character Moby- the veganism and the Christianity along with the love of 80s punk and hardcore, the flitting from one genre to another, the hardcore punk album and the multi-million selling Play where every song was licensed to sell one product or another. It makes him difficult to pin down, which is possibly the intention. Maybe it makes him just like the rest of us, a bag of interests and contradictions rather than a cartoon or a one dimensional media person. It may also explain why I only have a sporadic interest in his career. Yesterday’s This Perfect Life (from 2013) being the first time that I’d really paid any attention since Play (1999) although he did record a cover version of New Dawn Fades with New Order for the Twenty Four Hour Party People film. But I was pretty unfussed by that. The first time I encountered him was on his 1990 rave single Go, a classic of its kind. Sampling Laura Palmer’s Theme from Twin Peaks and vocals snatched from Tones On Tail and Jocelyn Brown it ¬†reached the top ten in the UK. The video is very 1990 and I don’t have the song on my hard drive right now so it’ll have to do for today.