The first Afghan Whigs song I heard, courtesy of The NME’s best compilation ever. In fact, possibly the best compilation CD ever. It also featured Boards of Canada, The Third Eye Foundation, Boards of Canada, Quasi and many more. Basically, it was fucking incredible.
Mercury Rev ‘Endlessly’ Elliott Smith ‘Pictures Of Me’ Arab Strap ‘Piglet’ The Afghan Whigs ‘Somethin’ Hot’ Royal Trux ‘Stevie (For Stevie S)’ Quasi ‘I Never Want To See You Again’ Leila ‘Won’t You Be My Baby, Baby’ Third Eye Foundation ‘A Galaxy Of Scars’ Boards Of Canada ‘Roygbiv’ Jurassic 5 ‘Concrete Schoolyard’ MDK ‘Acid Rave (All The Girls Love An)’ Godspeed You Black Emperor! ‘The Dead Flag Blues’ Read more at http://www.nme.com/news/elliott-smith/925#lhGewdt3dHZ1U7tZ.99
Jesus Jones - Zeroes and Ones (The Prodigy Versus Jesus Jones Mix)
Back when The Prodigy were incredibly exciting, rather than disappointingly uninspired, Liam Howlett produced this incredible remix. It easily ranks up there with the best of The Prodigy and indeed any dance tunes of the era and it still holds up today. There’s a real disparity going on between the excitement and the discipline here. It makes you want to let loose in the wildest atmosphere, yet is constantly grounded in some sort of quasi-reality. I’m still stunned by how overlooked this is since it’s one of the greatest things Liam Howlett ever put his mind to.
Great video by Ben Capraro. I would recommend listening to the music before watching the video, yet you may have already bypassed this advice. ‘Music Has The Right To Children’ remains a stunning piece of music and this is one of my favourite pieces inside it.