King Biscuit Time - "I Walk The Earth" (2000)
"I Walk The Earth" first kissed my ears after I bought my brother a compilation CD for either Xmas or his birthday called The Sonic Mook Experiment which was a club night I attended for a friend's birthday in London. I clearly didn't realise the trendy circles I was in back then as I don't even remember where it was. I do remember it was my first experience of extremely loud indie/electronic pop mixes(another occasion in which I go deaf as I am camped out next to the giant speakers) and a fantastic introduction to break beat! It wasn't until my brother had played the album a couple of times that I heard it but this was one of those songs that make you sit and shut up just for a minute, while you take it in!
|Steve Mason, the thinking woman's totty|
In May this year, my husband and I went to Brighton as we had bought tickets to see Steve Mason. Who? I hear you say(I got the same reaction many times when telling people what concert I was going to)! He is best known for being one of the founding members of The Beta Band but also released a few solo albums under the names Black Affair and King Biscuit Time. Loving so many singles from his different projects, we knew we owed it to ourselves to see him live. We were not disappointed. The moment that stood out for me though was when Mason and his band mates came back on stage for their encore. Hubby and I took bets(as we often do) to guess what song it would be. I went for The Beta Band's number, Dry The Rain, thinking it would be a sure thing. Then the beat of "I Walk The Earth" kicked in, I was wrong but I didn't care! The crowd lapped it up! It was only a small venue, Komedia, and not completely packed. I was so close, it was fantastic. Singing along with the crowd, I'll never forget the moment midway when the beat cuts out(around the 2.40 minute mark), during the harp bit the whole band stopped playing and bowed simultaneously until the beat kicked in again with the siren. It was weird but worked really well. A new way to make an impact on me!
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King Biscuit Time - 'I Walk The Earth'
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