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Popdose Flashback ’92: The Beat Mix

You knew this was coming. Let’s get to it.

1. Shakespeare’s Sister – Stay
2. Sophie B. Hawkins – Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover
3. INXS – Not Enough Time
4. George Michael – Too Funky
5. John Mellencamp – Love and Happiness (don’t laugh, the remix was done by EMF’s producer, and it kills)
6. The Lightning Seeds – Blowing Bubbles
7. Meryn Cadell – The Sweater
8. Peter Gabriel – Steam
9. The Cure – High
10. The Wolfgang Press – Mama Told Me Not to Come
11. Thompson Twins – Play with Me Jane
12. The B-52’s – The World’s Green Laughter
13. Prefab Sprout – If You Don’t Love Me
14. Future Sound of London – Papua New Guinea
15. Utah Saints – Something Good
16. David Bowie – Real Cool World
17. Information Society – Going Going Gone
18. Electronic – Disappointed

That’s right, there are a whopping four songs from the “Cool World” soundtrack here.

As I mentioned in my post of the Popdose Flashback 1991 beat mix, 1992 was the year that I started falling out of the remix window. Everything started to get really techno and house-oriented, beat speeds jacked up and songs completely made over, bearing little resemblance to the original version. So I went with a lot of original versions this time around. The downside is that some of the segues are abrupt and lack the flow that the 1991 mixes had (my kingdom for a drum breakdown!), and in some instances it made more sense to simply do a cold transition rather than sync two songs together (case in point: the Cure and the Wolfgang Press). Also, 1991 was just a better year for music than 1992 was (in my humble opinion), so while I like the songs here a lot, I’ll be the first to admit that this is not as solid a batch as the previous mix. How’s that for a sales pitch?

Popdose Flashback 1992 Beat Mix

My apologies to the following bands, whom I tried to include but had to remove for aesthetic purposes (i.e., they use real musicians, and the drum tracks wouldn’t sync up):

James – Born of Frustration
The Charlatans UK – Weirdo
House of Love – You Don’t Understand

And, back for an encore performance…
Popdose Flashback 1991 Beat Mix




  • http://www.discoskonfort.com/artists/drxl/ Anonymous

    I am not surprised the least bit that you relied so heavily on the “Cool World” soundtrack: it is amazing, and you left out some of my favourites: My Life with the Thrill Kill Cult’s “Kooler than Jesus”, Moby’s “Next is the E” and mostly The Cult’s “The Witch”. However, “Papua New Guinea” (as “Kooler than Jesus”, and others) had already been released, right?

  • Anonymous

    I’m not looking at the track menu in advance, so I’ll hold off on play-by-play. But I had to voice my approval of this post outright.

  • http://www.bullz-eye.com Anonymous

    FSOL’s Accelerator album came out that year, so that one’s a toss-up. Not sure about Kooler Than Jesus.

  • Anonymous

    ’89 for KTJ.

  • Anonymous

    ’89 for KTJ.

  • Anonymous

    ’89 for KTJ.

  • http://www.bullz-eye.com Anonymous

    You really should look, so you’re not, um, disappointed when you finally listen to it.

  • http://www.discoskonfort.com/artists/drxl/ Anonymous

    Yes, but the single came out and was already a hit in 1991.

  • http://www.bullz-eye.com Anonymous

    Was it? I hadn’t heard it before its appearance on the Cool World soundtrack, so when I saw that it was from an album that came out the same year, I figured it was fair game.