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Adrian Sherwood did a superb remix of Why Why Why by The Woodentops, dancefloor and dub friendly. It was on The Woodentops Imaginary Compilation Album series over at The Vinyl Villain at the start of April. Rolo McGinty’s group usually get referred to as indie-dance pioneers and that seems to be true enough, although their indie-dance sound doesn’t really sound anything like what the phrase ‘indie dance’ summons up. They crossed over to the Balearic scene in the mid-to-late 80s, the fast acoustic guitars and experimental nature of Why Why Why moving feet and minds. This Tony Johns and Dave Boreham version sounds really fresh.

Why Why Why (Balearic re-edit)

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Why Why Why by The Woodentops took frenetic, acoustic guitar led indie rock into the acid house scene in the mid-to-late 80s, epitomising the anything goes attitude coming out of the clubs. This was generally a good thing, although as Mr Weatherall pointed out in the Primal Scream documentary a couple of weeks ago ‘ I went from dancing to Throbbing Gristle to dancing to Chris Rea’. This is a live version taken from the Balearic Beats compilation and is well worth several minutes of your time.