Category Archives: VARIOUS ARTISTS

FFRR Classics 1988-1998

Various Artists
“FFRR Classics 1988-1998”
1998 FFRR Records (UK)
556 064-2

1.01 Salt ‘N’ Pepa – Push It
1.02 Martine Girault – Revival
1.03 Diana Brown & Barrie K Sharpe – The Masterplan
1.04 Jamie Principle – Baby Want To Ride
1.05 Frankie Knuckles & Satoshi Tomiie – Tears
1.06 The Night Writers – Let The Music Use You
1.07 Sterling Void – Runaway Girl
1.08 D Mob – C’mon And Get My Love
1.09 Richie Rich – You Used To Salsa
1.10 Sterling Void – It’s Alright
1.11 Orbital – Chime
1.12 Lil’ Louis & The World – French Kiss
1.13 DSK – What Would We Do
1.14 Club House – Deep In My Heart
1.15 Degrees Of Motion – Shine On

2.01 Utah Saints – What Can You Do For Me
2.02 Together – Hardcore Uproar
2.03 Zero B – Lock Up
2.04 The Clepto-Maniacs – Positive Feedback
2.05 Leviticus – Burial
2.06 JX – Son Of A Gun
2.07 Tinman – Eighteen Strings
2.08 The Good Men – Give It Up
2.09 Sagat – Fuk Dat
2.10 T‐Empo – Saturday Night, Sunday Morning
2.11 The Brand New Heavies – Back To Love
2.12 Orbital – Belfast
2.13 Underworld – Mmm Skyscraper I Love You
2.14 One Dove – White Love
2.15 Goldie – Inner City Life

3.01 Mighty Dub Katz – Magic Carpet Ride
3.02 Stretch & Vern – I’m Alive
3.03 Lisa Marie Experience – Keep On Jumpin’
3.04 Nightcrawlers – Push The Feeling On
3.05 CJ Bolland – Sugar Is Sweeter
3.06 Mory Kanté – Yeke Yeke
3.07 JDS – Nine Ways
3.08 DJ Misjah & DJ Tim – Access
3.09 Quake – The Day Will Come
3.10 Crescendo – Are You Out There
3.11 Lucid – I Can’t Help Myself
3.12 Nalin & Kane – Beachball
3.13 Sex-O-Sonique – I Thought It Was You
3.14 All Saints – Never Ever
3.15 Mass Syndicate – You Don’t Know
3.16 The All Seeing I – Beat Goes On
3.17 Smith & Mighty – Remember Me

Who’s got the power? Pete Tong’s got the power! Founded in 1986, Tong’s FFRR (Full Frequency Range Recordings) label was distributed by London Records until 2003. The imprint was also the umbrella for sub-labels Double F Double R, Ffrreedom, and Internal.

“FFRR Classics” covers the label’s first ten years, showcasing a diverse output that includes house, garage, hip-hop, techno, trance, pop, and breakbeat from the UK, US, and Europe. By the end of disc three, it’s all gone Pete Tong. However, taken as the whole, “FFRR Classics” is a decent dance music time capsule.


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Blackbox: Wax Trax! Records – The First 13 Years

Everyday is Halloween in the White House, where you’ll find the creepiest clowns, the scariest monsters, and Mephistopheles in the flesh.

Various Artists
“Blackbox: Wax Trax! Records – The First 13 Years”
1994 Wax Trax! Records / TVT Records (US)
TVT 7212-2

1.01 1000 Homo DJs – Supernaut
1.02 Revolting Cocks – No Devotion
1.03 Revolting Cocks – Beers, Steers & Queers
1.04 Sister Machine Gun – Addiction
1.05 Excessive Force – Violent Peace
1.06 The Young Gods – Envoye
1.07 Pailhead – I Will Refuse
1.08 Lead Into Gold – Faster Than Light
1.09 Front Line Assembly – Digital Tension Dementia
1.10 Mussolini Headkick – Your God Is Dead
1.11 Greater Than One – Now Is The Time
1.12 Pig – Shit For Brains
1.13 Peter Hope & Richard H. Kirk – Cop Out
1.14 Wreck – Atomic Dog
1.15 Strike Under – Elephant’s Graveyard

2.01 Chris Connelly – Stowaway
2.02 Chris Connelly – Come Down Here
2.03 Coil – Love’s Secret Domain
2.04 Coil – The Snow
2.05 Clock DVA – The Hacker
2.06 KMFDM – Virus
2.07 KMFDM – Godlike
2.08 Ministry – Everyday Is Halloween
2.09 A Split Second – Rigor Mortis
2.10 Foetus – Butterfly Potion
2.11 Doubting Thomas – Father Don’t Cry
2.12 Cyberaktif – Nothing Stays
2.13 Controlled Bleeding – Words (Of The Dying)
2.14 In The Nursery – Compulsion

3.01 PTP – Rubber Glove Seduction
3.02 Acid Horse – No Name, No Slogan
3.03 The KLF – What Time Is Love
3.04 Psykosonik – Silicon Jesus
3.05 My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult – Cuz It’s Hot
3.06 My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult – Do You Fear (For Your Child)
3.07 Laibach – Geburt Einer Nation
3.08 Meat Beat Manifesto – God O.D.
3.09 Fred – Mindblower
3.10 Psychic TV – I.C. Water
3.11 Pankow – Me & My Ding Dong
3.12 Divine – The Name Game

In 1975, Jim Nash and Dannie Flesher set up Wax Tracks in Denver, Colorado; their small record shop focused on underground music. The enterprising pair relocated to Chicago, Illinois in 1978, and established a new, expanded store. After testing the waters with two 7 inch singles, Nash and Flesher founded Wax Trax! Records; the imprint officially debuted in 1981 with Strike Under’s “Immediate Action” EP. Over the course of the decade, the label would become legendary for its pioneering promotion of the industrial genre. “Blackbox” collates many key Wax Trax! releases issued between 1980 and 1993 (due to licencing issues at the the time, Front 242 is conspicuously absent from the collection).

Industrial Accident: The Untold Story Of Wax Trax! Records

Wax Trax! Records

Platinum On Black (UK)

Various Artists
“Platinum On Black”
1993 FFRR Records (UK)
828 438-2

01 New Order – World (The Perfecto Edit)
02 Utah Saints – I Want You (DJ Tim’s Funky Bliss Mix 1)
03 Beat System – To A Brighter Day (Radio Edit)
04 Zero B – Lock Up (Diss-Cuss Remix)
05 Danny Campbell & Sasha – Together (United Club Mix)
06 Joe Roberts – Back In My Life (Classic 7″)
07 Soul Solution – Love, Peace & Happiness (Reel Club Mix)
08 X-Press 2 – London X-Press
09 House Of Virginism – I’ll Be There For You (Stone’s Radio 7″)
10 Lisa B – Fascinated (Featured Radio Edit)
11 Orbital – Lush 3-1 (Edit)
12 The Good Men – Give It Up (Radio Edit)
13 Cappella – U Got 2 Know (3 AM Ultimate Mix)
14 Sagat – Fuk Dat (Raw Mix)

UB 006 (Series 01 Vol 06)

1.01 Black Grape – Get Higher (Rollo & Sister Bliss Mix)
1.02 Astral Projection – Dancing Galaxy
1.03 Three ‘N One – Soul Freak
1.04 Lucid – I Can’t Help Myself (The Lucid Dub)
1.05 Coloured Oxygen – Falling (Blueprint)
1.06 Silhouette – Silhouette Of Our Love (Original Mix 1)
1.07 Zamek – Merr D’Tet (Original Club Mix)
1.08 Quazar – Seven Stars ’97

2.01 Paul van Dyk – Words (For Love)
2.02 Chromium – Chrome (Original Mix)
2.03 Brainbug – Benedictus (Epicus Modi Mix)
2.04 Mulu – Desire (Tall Paul Vocal)
2.05 Human Movement – Traveller’s Theme
2.06 Pollen – Life (It’s Spoken Softly Through The Lips Of Love)
2.07 Ruff Da Menace – Kick The Party Into Full Effect (Boy Bass Mix)
2.08 Black Grape – Get Higher (Lunatic Calm Mix)

UB 005 (Series 01 Vol 05)

1.01 Clanger – Seadog (Way Out West Mix)
1.02 Pink Bomb – Pink Bomb
1.03 Fatboy Slim – Everybody Needs A 303
1.04 Exit EEE – Epidemic (Ramon Zenker Mix)
1.05 Tasha Killer Pussies – Killa Wipers
1.06 Happy Clappers – I Believe (Sharp Blasted Dub)
1.07 Planet Heaven – September’s Gone
1.08 Unknown Artist – Thunder (Low Frequency Mix)

2.01 Fluke – Squirt (The Europicolamix)
2.02 Beat Foundation – Foundations II (Main Mix)
2.03 Sundance – Sundance (Club Mix)
2.04 GTB – Entropy
2.05 Third Eye – New Life (Chrome Remix)
2.06 Bounce – Get Off The Floor (Heads Up Mix)
2.07 Control Z – Wolf

The Liberator

Various Artists
“The Liberator”
1989 Deltic Records (UK)
DELT CD3

01 Robert Wyatt – Pigs… (In There)
02 Madness – Animal Farm
03 Attrition – Monkey In A Bin
04 The Durutti Column – The Aftermath
05 Shelleyan Orphan – Suffer Dog
06 Kalima – Rain Forest
07 The Entire Population Of China – When The Last Ship Sails
08 Carla Lane – The Abbatoir
09 Gone To Earth – The Boyne Hunt Saboteurs
10 Pop, Dick And Harry – I Believe (I Believe)
11 Frank Chickens – One Million Hamburgers
12 Cleaners From Venus – All Cats Are Grey
13 The Style Council – Blood Sports
14 Anne Clark & Patrick Fitzgerald – Toros
15 Chumbawamba – Knit Your Own Balaclava
16 Josi Without Colours – Hear The Animals Cry
17 TV Smith – Lies
18 Captain Sensible – A Sporting Life

> 01, 02, 03, 04, 13, and 14 originally released on “Abuse” (1985)
> 15 and 17 originally released on “Mindless Slaughter” (1987)
> 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 16, and 18 originally released on “Sacrificed On An Altar Of Profit And Lies” (1988)
> 05 is exclusive to “The Liberator”

In 1984, Vivian Smith formed the UK organization Artists For Animals as a means to promote animal rights through music. In the latter half of the decade, Artists For Animals produced three compilation LPs featuring contributions from a variety of compassionate acts. Many of the tracks from those collections were later distilled into “The Liberator”, issued in 1989.

The proceeds from all releases were donated to groups dedicated to animal welfare and protection, including NAVS.


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Zero: A Martin Hannett Story

Various Artists
“Zero: A Martin Hannett Story (1977-1991)”
2006 Big Beat Records (UK)
CDWIKD270

01 Buzzcocks – Boredom
02 Slaughter And The Dogs – Cranked Up Really High
03 Jilted John – Jilted John
04 John Cooper Clarke – I Don’t Want To Be Nice
05 Pauline Murray – Dream Sequence 1
06 U2 – 11 O’Clock Tick Tock
07 Joy Division – Transmission
08 The Durutti Column – Conduct
09 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Electricity
10 Magazine – The Light Pours Out Of Me
11 New Order – In A Lonely Place
12 The Only Ones – Oh Lucinda (Love Becomes A Habit)
13 The Names – Nightshift
14 Basement 5 – The Last White Christmas
15 The Psychedelic Furs – Pretty In Pink
16 Section 25 – Friendly Fires
17 Wasted Youth – Rebecca’s Room
18 Nico & The Invisible Girls – All Tomorrow’s Parties
19 Kitchens Of Distinction – Quick As Rainbows
20 Happy Mondays – Wrote For Luck
21 World Of Twist – She’s A Rainbow

Following “And Here Is The Young Man” (1998) and “Martin” (1991), this third collection of Martin Hannett productions was compiled by Big Beat in 2006. While many of the same artists appear on all three releases, there is relatively little track overlap between them.

As with the prior compilations, there is an error: while Hannett did produce two tracks for The Psychedelic Furs, “Pretty In Pink” isn’t one of them (Steve Lillywhite receives that credit).

Rabid/TJM Punk Singles Collection

Various Artists
“Rabid/TJM Punk Singles Collection”
1996 Receiver Records Limited (UK)
RRCD 227

01 Slaughter And The Dogs – Cranked Up Really High
02 Slaughter And The Dogs – The Bitch
03 The Nosebleeds – Ain’t Bin To No Music School
04 The Nosebleeds – Fascist Pigs
05 John Cooper Clarke – Innocents
06 John Cooper Clarke – Suspended Sentence
07 John Cooper Clarke – Psycle Sluts
08 Gyro – Central Detention Centre
09 Jilted John – Jilted John
10 Ed Banger – Kinnel Tommy
11 The Out – Who Is Innocent
12 V2 – Man In A Box
13 V2 – When The World Isn’t There
14 The Distractions – It Doesn’t Bother Me
15 Slaughter And The Dogs – It’s Alright
16 Slaughter And The Dogs – Edgar Allan Poe
17 Slaughter And The Dogs – Twist And Turn
18 Slaughter And The Dogs – U.F.O.
19 The Frantic Elevators – Voice In The Dark
20 The Pathetix – Love In Decay
21 Victim – Why Are Fire Engines Red
22 Victim – I Need You
23 Victim – Teenage
24 Victim – Junior Criminals
25 Victim – Hang On To Yourself

UB 004 (Series 01 Vol 04)

1.01 Tenth Chapter – Whiteland
1.02 X-Cabs – Magnitude
1.03 Johnny Shaker – Pearl River
1.04 The Swimmer – East
1.05 Stef Vrolijk & Vincent De Moor – Details
1.06 The Crystal Method – Busy Child (Taylor’s Hope For Evolution)
1.07 Comix – I Need Ya’ Humm! (Ceremony Mix)
1.08 Finitribe – Flying Peppers
1.09 Arcon 2 – 90/90

2.01 Loki – Vertigo (What Are You Scared Of)
2.02 System 7 – Y2K (Back To The Future)
2.03 Lectrolux – Baloney (Original Mix)
2.04 Mu-Tron – Musica
2.05 Snitzer & McCoy – Oh My Darling, I Love You (Heavy Mix)
2.06 The Free Radicals – Summer Breeze (Original)
2.07 Kirsty Hawkshaw – Sci-Clone (Lemon D Mix)
2.08 Elite Force – Spirito

UB 003 (Series 01 Vol 03)

1.01 Slacker – Your Face (In The Mirror)
1.02 Loveclub – The Journey (The Light Remix)
1.03 Moonman – Don’t Be Afraid (Brittany Remix)
1.04 Jam & Spoon – I Pull My Gun Once
1.05 DAF – Battered (Original Mix)
1.06 Invisible – Scream (True Grit Mix)
1.07 EJ Doubell – The Ninth Insight
1.08 Kiyoshi Izumi – Bedroom Glow

2.01 Vincent De Moor – Flowtation (Original Mix)
2.02 Armand Van Helden – Witch Doktor (Greenfield’s Mega Blast)
2.03 Distant Drums – Distant Drum (Original Mix)
2.04 Yum Yum – The Vision (Yum Yum’s 23 Mix)
2.05 Dubstar – No More Talk (FC Kahuna Vocal Mix)
2.06 Euthanasia – L.A. Riots
2.07 David Craig – Possessed By Fire
2.08 Joi Cardwell – Soul To Bare (John ‘00’ Fleming Mix)