• I’m Going To Grill Norman Wisdom, Right Now

    Posted on July 7, 2012 by in DJs, Remix, Samples

    Fantazia House Collection Volume 2-mixed by Tony De Vit, Boy George and Jon Pleased Wimmin

    Way back in 1995 the original version of ‘Hooked’ (the ‘Bouncy Shakedown’ mix we tagged it) appeared on legendary Rave promoter Fantazia’s triple box CD compilation, ‘The House Collection Vol 2’. The album had three discs, one each, mixed by Boy George, Tony De Vit and Jon of the Pleased Wimmin. The cover of the CD featured ‘glamour’ model (and minor UK celeb) Joanne Guest and I remember Fantazia running a competition at the time of the albums launch to win a night out with Jo.

    Anyway, I was reminded of this album, firstly because it was a bit of a landmark for the 99th Floor Elevators, being the first compilation appearance and secondly because I stumbled across a blog post that claimed that the disco break in ‘Hooked’ (mentioned coincidentally in an earlier post here) sounded like “I’m going to grill Norman Wisdom, right now”.

    Of course I was outraged (cough), as any fool knows it actually says quite clearly, “Feel that funky groove right now”. Well then, imagine my shock when I discover the blighters are actually right on the nail with this one !

    That Gary Toms Empire sample will never sound the same again.

    I’m Going to Grill Norman Wisdom Right Now MP3

    For readers not from the UK, Norman Wisdom is a much loved slapstick comedian and actor who’s films were at the peak of popularity in the 1950s and 1960s.

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