Thursday, 6 October 2011

THURSDAY I'M IN LOVE! - Lo-Fidelity Allstars - 'On the Pier'/'Battleflag'

Thursday I'm in Love....a chance for me to share some of my favourite tracks.

Lo Fidelity Allstars - 'On the Pier' feat Bootsy Collins (2002)

I doubt this song is about Bootsy Collins' experience on a penny machine at Brighton Pier but with him you never know. What he does bring is buckets and spades full of soul in what is a laid back, sexy and hugely atmospheric tune. This song just reminds me of some good memories with my wife when we were first going out, strolls on the beach, walking the pier, getting lost in 'The Lanes' and gay bars, heady times.

Bootsy Collins, blending in nicely in Brighton

Lo Fidelity Allstars hailed from Brighton and were on Fatboy Slims Skint record label, they were known for their big beat style. 'Battleflag' is a track more associated with that style and is a huge favourite of mine, with beats and great vocals from Pigeonhed, with a somewhat more exciting video.

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THURSDAY I'M IN LOVE! - Lo-Fidelity Allstars - 'On the Pier'/'Battleflag'
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sfw
6 October 2011 at 08:30

I'd forgotten about these! Ta!

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6 October 2011 at 09:26

As you say, The Pier is very atmospheric and reminds me a little of Zero 7. The vocals went well also.
As for Battle Flag, I do like this version but I find the original far superior. I've loved Shawn Smith's voice since I first came across Brad (oo-err missus. Don't tell the wife) and am always on the lookout for anything new by him in his various guises.

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sfw
6 October 2011 at 17:31

London Scouser, you probably have seen this then?
http://www.thebandbrad.com

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6 October 2011 at 18:17

I remember On The Pier used to remind me of a line from Encino Man! A nice track. I hadn't heard this version of Battleflag either but I like what it brings to Pigeonhed's vocals. The song of theirs I really loved was Tied to The Mast though. Does anyone else remember the advert with the robotic dog?

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6 October 2011 at 18:23

Heard of them but never really listened to them...both great tracks especialy 'The Pier'
Good stuff!

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6 October 2011 at 18:26

Have you got the Download for them?

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6 October 2011 at 19:15

LS, like U with Public Enemy, I was unaware Pigeonhed was the original. Send me a copy pls.

Two tracks at the bottom Old Pa, click on them. If that doesn't work then, right click and 'save link as'. That should do it.

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6 October 2011 at 22:25

SFW - I didn't realise they had new material so kudos for that sir. I will enjoy no doubt. I'll never forget when I was salivating about Brad's song Revolution, I played it to you and you weren't nearly as impressed as I. Mentioning that the production (if I remember) wasn't all that. I was upset a tad !!

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6 October 2011 at 22:27

Ms Hunter - Gotta love Pauly Shore eh !!! Rad-mobile

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6 October 2011 at 22:31

FC - a little bit of touché !! I will certainly oblige your request. I'll just be gutted if some naff group cover one of my fave songs and the public don't know the original !!

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