Monday, August 02, 2004

Brilliant does James Brown

Brilliant were an early '80s group that featured Youth (the bassist from Killing Joke), Jimi Cauty (later of The KLF) and singer June Montana. They recorded an album with the yet to be huge Stock Aitken and Waterman as producers and then promptly broke up to go on to bigger and better things. The album has a few good tunes on it, one of them being their reggae-fied cover of James Brown's It's A Man's Man's Man's World. This was the first single from the record, and the version here is the extended remix from the 12". It's a dubbed out electro-skank version of the tune, quite different from the JB original, and is perfect summer listening. Now that I've has some success ripping my vinyl to mp3 you can look forward to some more cool 12" versions of older '80s stuff in the future!

2 comments:

melaten said...

The link seems to be corrupt. the others are still working.

herr k. *totally fuzzy*

Michael said...

OK - the link is now working!