19 July 2008

Forgotten Dance Classics (sort of): "Chime," specifically, but Acid House in general.

Once again, I have to take my hat off to Popjustice for hepping me to this remarkable video. It's The Shapeshifters, who've made some club noise over the past few years, doing a cover of Orbital's "Chime," one of the classic songs of the transition period between Acid House and Early Rave. I also love it because Orbital would mix it in with the Doctor Who theme when they played live in the late 80s and early 90s.

Their cover is nothing exceptional (it's hard to make a cover of such a classic sound distinctive or innovative without it just seeming like a remix of the original), but the video is a small history of Acid House, told in documentary format.

The Shapeshifters - "Chime"

So check it out, if only for the educational value.

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