CLIMATE OF CONCERN

Dutch journalist Jelmer Mommers recently discovered a short educational film from 1991 that forewarns of the threats posed by burning fossil fuels, including: elevated sea levels, severe droughts, food scarcity, population displacement, and extreme weather. Never mind that “Climate Of Concern” preceded “An Inconvenient Truth” by 15 years—the most remarkable aspect of the film is that it was produced by the Shell Oil Company.

Here is a synopsis of the video’s most salient points:

Despite the detailed research and well-supported predictions presented in its own cautionary video, Shell has since spent millions of dollars to lobby against climate change policies and support denial campaigns. And Shell is certainly not alone in funding such counter-productive practices:

To further compound the climate problem, the new Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has direct ties to the oil industry and is a vigorous denier of climate change science. The Sierra Club has described Pruitt’s appointment as “like putting an arsonist in charge of fighting fires.”

View the full “Climate Of Concern” documentary below:

Learn more about this revelatory investigation via:
The Correspondent and The Guardian.

World Destruction

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Time Zone
“World Destruction”
1992 Restless Records (US)
7 72661-2

01 World Destruction (12″ Mix)
02 World Destruction (7″ Mix)
03 World Destruction (12″ Instrumental)
04 The Wildstyle (Remix)
05 World Destruction (Meltdown Mix)

Afrika Bambaataa and John Lydon recorded apocalyptic electro anthem “World Destruction” in 1984. The song’s prescient lyrics have never been more relevant, providing chilling commentaries on our contemporary society:

Speak about destruction!

This is the World Destruction, your life ain’t nothin’
The human race is becoming a disgrace
Countries are fighting in chemical warfare
Not giving a damn about the people who live there

Nostradamus predicted the coming of the antichrist
Hey, look out! Third world nations are on the rise
The democratic-communist relationship
Won’t stand in the way of the Islamic force

The CIA is looking for other tactics
The KGB is smarter than you think
Brainwash mentalities to control the system
Using TV and movies, religions, of course

Yes, the world is heading for destruction
Is it a nuclear war what you’re asking for?

This is the World Destruction, your life ain’t nothin’
The human race is becoming a disgrace
The rich get richer, the poor are getting poorer
Fascist, chauvinistic government fools

Hebrews and Muslims, Christians and Hindus
Are in a Time Zone still searchin’ for the truth
Who are you to think you’re a superior race?
Racing for your everlasting doom

We are Time Zone. We’ve come to drop the bomb on you
About World Destruction – kaboom, kaboom, kaboom!

This is the World Destruction, your life ain’t nothin’
The human race is becoming a disgrace
Nationalities are fighting with each other
Why is this? Because the system tells you

Putting people in racist categories
Knowledge isn’t what it used to be
Military tactics to control the nation
Who wants to be a president or king? Me!

Mother Nature is gonna work against you
There’s nothing in your power that you can do
Yes, the world is heading for destruction
You and I know it. The Bible tells you
If you don’t stop to look for a better life
The Earth will be destroyed in a Time Zone!

I’m in a Time Zone!
Speak about destruction!

Open Up

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Leftfield Lydon
“Open Up”
1993 Hard Hands (UK) / Logic Records (DE)
HAND 009CD / LOC 127

01 Open Up (Radio Edit)
02 Open Up (Full Vocal Mix)
03 Open Up (Dervish Overdrive)
04 Open Up (I Hate Pink Floyd Mix)
05 Open Up (Open Dub)
06 Open Up (The Dust Brothers Remix)

Neil Barnes and Paul Daley employed no less a music legend than John Lydon for vocals on their 1993 single “Open Up”, which ranks among the greatest dance classics of all time. Consolidated here are all unique tracks from the UK single and German remix CD.

HELP > Anyone have the 6.47 edit of the ‘Dervish Overdrive’ mix from German CD single LOC 118?

Radio Waves

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Roger Waters
“Radio Waves”
1987 EMI (UK)
CDEM 6

01 Radio Waves (Remix)
02 Going To Live In LA
03 Radio Waves (7 Inch Version)

“Radio Waves” was the lead single issued from Roger Waters’ sophomore solo LP “Radio K.A.O.S.”, a concept album centered on a wheelchair-bound superhuman with the ability to hear and manipulate wireless communication signals. “Radio K.A.O.S.” was released in 1987, during the aftermath of Waters’ acrimonious departure from Pink Floyd. As his former band also released an album that year (“A Momentary Lapse Of Reason”), Waters found himself competing with Pink Floyd for UK and US chart placement.

Years later, Waters would express regret over the production style of “Radio K.A.O.S.”: “We tried too hard to make it sound modern. I allowed myself to get pushed down roads that were uncomfortable for me. I should never have made that record.”

Something About You

Level 42
“Something About You”
1988 Polydor (UK)
080 002-2

01 Something About You (Sisa Mix)
02 Coup D’état (Version)
03 Something About You (Shep Pettibone Remix)

One of Level 42’s biggest hit singles, “Something About You” preceded the release of the band’s sixth album, “World Machine”, in 1985.

Fantasia

Cosmic Baby
“Fantasia”
1994 Logic Records (DE)
LOC 144

01 Fantasia (Intro)
02 Fantasia (Celestial Harmonies)
03 Fantasia (Remix II)
04 Fantasia (Talking Drums)
05 Fantasia (Airplay)
06 Fantasia (Outro)

HELP > Anyone have Cosmic Baby’s “Heaven’s Tears” on CD?

Loops Of Infinity

Cosmic Baby
“Loops Of Infinity”
1994 Logic Records (DE)
LOC 123

01 Loops Of Infinity (Axiomatic)
02 Loops Of Infinity (Expressionistic)
03 Loops Of Infinity (Impressionistic)
04 Loops Of Infinity (Arpeggiators Remix)
05 Loops Of Infinity (Triptomatic Fairytales Remix)

Inspired by fellow countrymen in Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk, classically trained pianist Harald Blüchel turned his attention to electronic instruments in the 1980s. Blüchel adopted the name Cosmic Baby in 1990, and began producing music that would help define the sound of trance.

Forever And A Day

Brothers In Rhythm Present Charvoni
“Forever And A Day”
1994 Stress Records (UK)
CD STR 36

01 Forever And A Day (Radio Mix)
02 Forever And A Day (Phil Kelsey Mix)
03 Forever And A Day (Big Brothers Remix)
04 Forever And A Day (Original Club Mix)
05 Forever And A Day (E-Lustrious Mix)

“Forever And A Day” was the third and final single produced by Brothers In Rhythm Steve Anderson and Dave Seaman, along with vocalist Charvoni Woodson.

Such A Good Feeling

Brothers In Rhythm
“Such A Good Feeling”
1991 4th & Broadway (UK)
BRCD 210

01 Such A Good Feeling (Inspirational Delight Mix)
02 Peace And Harmony (Everlasting Love Mix)
03 Brothers In Rhythm (Raise Your Hands)

Brothers In Rhythm
“Such A Good Feeling”
1991 4th & Broadway (UK)
BRCD 228

01 Such A Good Feeling (Radio Mix)
02 Such A Good Feeling (Inspirational Delight Mix)
03 Such A Good Feeling (PKA Mix)
04 Peace And Harmony (Violence & Discord Mix)

Steve Anderson and Dave Seaman teamed up as Brothers In Rhythm in 1989, while both were working for DMC. Although the duo mainly focused on remixes, they also produced a couple of classic singles. Piano house stormer “Such A Good Feeling” was BIR’s second single; the initial release also includes both sides of their first effort, “Peace And Harmony.” A second issue of “Such A Good Feeling” features remixes by Phil Kelsey and Sasha.

From This Moment On

Rhyme Time Productions
“From This Moment On”
1994 Cleveland City Records (UK)
CLECD 13016

01 From This Moment On (7″ Edit)
02 From This Moment On (Vocal House Mix)
03 From This Moment On (Dub 4 Club)
04 From This Moment On (Detroit Mix)
05 From This Moment On (Original)

Caroline Abbey and Caroline Hall recorded as Rhyme Time Productions and Direct 2 Disc for Cleveland City Records in the early-1990s. Featuring vocals by Anna Dale, “From This Moment On” was the team’s second single as Rhyme Time Productions.