There'll be peculiar cover versions and one-hit or no-hit wonders. It will range from the s to the s with, I suspect, a bias towards ishish, my prime record buying years.
I'll add summat new once or twice a week. That's the plan, anyway. Posted by merrick at Newer Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom. What This Is It's a right old mix here.
I'll add summat new every couple of weeks. How It Works To download the track, right-click on the link at the end of each posting, then select Save Target As and put it somewhere on your hard drive. I've stuck them on the MP3 for those of you who use players that can read all the extra info.
The cover is cool too - the dynamism of the track complemented by the black and red lettering, the urgency of making the title all one word in capitals, and the desperate lunge of the picture. Although the more cynical among us could point out that even if they managed to grab hands, the guy at the back is going to get dragged along the road.
Also, a Routemaster bus isn't the prime method for getting out of London, more like for getting around it. Intaferon were a duo - Simon Fellowes and Simon Gillham - named after a cancer treatment drug. He'd produced all those early Buzzcocks classics, but then went all electronic and produced the Human League's Dare album the one with Don't You Want Me and all those on.
You can see both elements combining on Get Out Of Londonromping synth basslines and strident guitars melding together brilliantly.
Rushent was also a pioneer of the s style 12 inch remix. Most of these were total rubbish; just half the song, then a drum machine and bassline noodling on for a couple of minutes, then the other half of the song. Complete waste of time and vinyl, a cynical marketing ploy. Over on my Strawberry Switchblade site there's a hilarious discussion of such mixes.
The band, both their managers and both their producers all deny responsibility for them. One manager, Bill Drummond, explains At that time the whole idea of a remixer as being somebody special and somebody you pay a whack of money to go and do it, and this is an actual job, it just didn't exist in those days. You made a record and, as you said, you had to have a twelve inch and so you'd just sit around and think, 'OK, we'll double the length of that drumbeat, double the length of that,' and you'd got a twelve inch.
It's like asking me who made the cup of tea. Rushent's remix is a lot more busy and worthy than the overwhelming majority of 80s 12 inches, and keeps the kinetic fizz of the 7 inch Intaferon - Steamhammer Sam (Vinyl), though it does still sound a tad dated nowadays. That heavy use of Paul Hardcastle style sampler stutter hasn't really sounded much good since, well, Paul Hardcastle. Check back in a few days for the follow-up single, Steamhammer Sam.
Posted by merrick at Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom. What This Is It's a right old mix here. It will range from the s to the s with, I suspect, a bias towards ishish, my prime record buying years. I'll add summat new once or twice a week. That's Intaferon - Steamhammer Sam (Vinyl) plan, anyway. Posted by merrick at 2 comments:. Newer Posts Home. Subscribe to: Posts Atom. What This Is It's a right old mix here. I'll add summat new every couple of weeks.
How It Works To download the track, right-click on the link at the end of each posting, then select Save Target As and put it somewhere on your hard drive. If you're a Mac user, you control-click. If you can be arsed, please leave a comment. I like it when people do that. All MP3s are encoded at kbps. Deleted tracks Due to server space, older tracks get removed to make way for new ones. I'll leave everything up as long as possible, and will leave the write-ups on the blog permanently.
If you want me to email you a deleted MP3, leave your email address in the Comments for the track. I'll send you a link to download the track so it won't overload your inbox.
There's no catch with using Transferbigfiles, but if you'd prefer another proxy or to have the MP3 sent directly to you, say so when you leave your addess. I too would love to have steamhammer sam on cd ,its now, surely somebody knows of this eighties holy grail.
Don't know if that's fixable but thought you should know. Slughead, thanks a lot for flagging that up. I've re-encoded the song and am resending it to you. Let me know if there's any problem. One last problem. You had the gain set a bit too high which causes the louder parts to clip rather severely.
Have a listen and I think you'll notice what I mean. If you could do another transfer with the gain turned down on the input that should take care of the clipping issue. Slughead, I admire your optimism in calling it one last problem. I've re-encoded it and sent it to ya. How's it this time? Any chance you could send Intaferon's Steamhammer Sam to Intaferon - Steamhammer Sam (Vinyl) at yahoo dot com please?
I've only been able to find a weird remixed version and I'm hoping you have the "Max Headroom" version with the story lyrics. Funny I'm not the only one still searching for the priginal,only a horrible 12" is online Mailed it Paul, hope you got it. I did found the original track after a lot searching in a Dutch forum about pirate Intaferon - Steamhammer Sam (Vinyl) stations.
Get Out Of London was one of my favourite songs for years, but since my records are now in storage miles away I haven't heard it for a looong time. Would you, could you, in the dark, please send me a copy of GooL and any other Intaferon stuff you have?!
Hi I really need the b-side "The Continuing story of" for my radio show. Is there any chance you could email me a mp3 of this. I will totally mention you on my blog etc Thanks for the great site. Hi - would it be at all possible for you to email the steamhammer sam mp3's to "j. Brilliant - thanks for the link. Well worth tracking down, but never appeared in any other form or on the CD.
Post a Comment. Chrysalis Records 7 inch Intaferon - Steamhammer Sam (Vinyl) I've included the back of the cover so you get a decent picture of the band Having picked up a fair bit of airplay for the debut Get Out Of London but sold sod all copies, the commercially smart Intaferon - Steamhammer Sam (Vinyl) to do would be to put out another record with the same energy and sound, but different hooks.
But not Intaferon. They went back into the studio and recorded Steamhammer Sam. Live At The Vortex
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