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Ride on Time

Black Box 🇮🇹

1989 (Single), 1990 (LP)

Another sample-heavy song, this time taking vocals from an a cappella mix of Loleatta Holloway's 1980 single Love Senstation. Along with an Italian House backing track, the result was a pop dance hit, which still sounds great to me, thirty years on.


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Hot Doggie

Colourbox 🇬🇧

15th June 1987

Featured on the 1987 4AD Compilation Lonely Is An Eyesore, this track showed the sampling skills of brothers Martyn and Steven Young, recording as Colourbox. Soon after, under the M|A|R|R|S guise, they would have a UK number one hit single with a tune based largely on samples from other records - but Hot Doggie samples from TV and film.


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Sweet Jane

Cowboy Junkies 🇨🇦

15th November 1988

A cover of a slower, quieter, version of The Velvet Underground's Sweet Jane, the song's writer Lou Reed has apparently gone on record as saying that this take, by Canadian "alternative country" band Cowboy Junkies, was his favourite.

This cover is based on the version from the 1969: The Velvet Underground Live LP.