Groovescooter Records + Jeremy Clothing
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ESSENTIAL AUSTRALIAN FASHION SOUNDTRACK

RE-FASHIONED Vol 1

 

 

***** 5 STARS / ALBUM OF THE MONTH
MINISTRY MAGAZINE

Nominated for 'BEST COMPILATION'
AUSTRALIAN DANCE MUSIC AWARDS 2001

2SER ALBUM OF THE WEEK

PICK OF THE WEEK - 3D WORLD

RHYTHM FM ALBUM OF THE WEEK

PBS FM - FEATURE GIVEAWAY


Cat : GS004

TRACKLISTING
1. Computer Games - THE 5000 FINGERS OF DR T (Mi-sex)
2. Howzat - CINDII (Sherbet)
3. Standing In The Rain - MEEM (John Paul Young)
4. In Your Car - CHUCKNEE (The Dugites)
5. We Can Get Together - FUTURERETRO (The Flowers / Icehouse)
6. Get The Jive - JU JU SPACEJAZZ (Dragon)
7. (Without) You - PAUL CAPSIS (Marcia Hines)
8. Open Up Your Heart - K. ROBERT PURDY (G. Wayne Thomas)
8. Soul Kind Of Feeling - TRAPAZOID (Dynamic Hepnotics)
9. Boom Box - VITABEATS (2001 remix)
10. I Hear Motion - FATT DEX (Models)
11. Saved Me - ALTERBOY (Jenny Morris)
12. Pandemonium - SOBRIQUET vs OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN (Pel Mel)
13. Man Overboard - HARDCORR vs GROOVESCOOTER (Do Re Mi)
14. Talking To A Stranger - ATONE (Hunters & Collectors)
15. Quasimodo's Dream - THE BLUE HOUR + PETA MORRIS (The Reels)

 

REVIEW FROM MINISTRY MAGAZINE
"Fashion label Jeremy and Groovescooter Records have joined forces
to come up with what will surely be one of the most bizarre yet intriguing
records that will come out this year. Big ask? No it's quite pert actually
but check out the track listing. Sixteen classic Seventies and Eighties
tracks overhauled by the cream of Australia's underground electronic
talent. There's some amazing stuff on here. From faTT deX and
Minuteman's dark and scary version of the Model's I Hear Motion
to Paul Capsis' gorgeous tribute to Marcia Hines' (Without) You,
and the wickedly playful Computer Games. by The 5000 Fingers
of Dr T., this is truly a musical merry-go-round which is definitely
worth the ride. Also check out The Blue Hour's ethereal version
of Quasimodo's Dream . - heaven on a hunchback. Fashion
never sounded so good." MARK MURPHY
.5 STARS

REVIEW FROM CANBERRA TIMES (BUZ)
"A quick test: what was Icehouse originally called? If you got The Flowers
(duh!) you're probably on the wrong side of 30, and you're going to have
a great time with this CD. Of course, nostalgia is not what it used to be.
Subtitled electronically re-stitched Antipodean classics, Re-fashioned
is a snapshot of some of the best (and daggiest) early 80's Australian
music, as interpreted by some of Sydney's hottest dance/electronic
artists. The result is very diverse, the songs variously treated with
reverence, humour, and sometimes just as a launching pad for something
completely different. It all makes for a very entertaining listen.
The scene is set with 'Computer Games', by Mi-sex, which let's
face it, has been begging for an electronic remake. The 5000
Fingers of Dr T stay true to the original feel and melody, but add
some funky disonance that take that "pu pu pu" chorus around the block.
'Howzat' gets the vocoder treatment by Cindii; kind of Hal does
Sherbet.
Chucknee has a fun time with the breezy and cheezy pop
of 'In Your Car' by The Dugites, with a straight vocal over a
hilariously manic keyboard. 'We Can Get Together', which was
like the national anthem at one time, gets a lush, dreamy
treatment by Futureretro. Ju Ju Space Jazz does a very cool
kind of lounge jazz version of Dragon's 'Get That Jive', with
a great "coloured girl" chorus. Some other highlights: a very
funky version of 'Boom Box' by Vitabeats, an intense version
of 'Man Overboard' that makes the original sound half hearted,
and a beautiful rendition of 'Quasimodo's Dream' by The Blue Hour.
Cutting edge nostalgia - check it out." DAVID CURRY

REVIEW FROM SX NEWS
"Music, fashion, music, fashion, music, music, music!
Just as fashion is currently taking its cues from just about
any combination of past eras and styles you care to mention, music,
while continuing to move forward (particularly within the realms of electro),
can't help but occasionally take an affectionate look back.
Here, a host of Antipodean electro talents re-fashion some classic
Antipodean pop songs from the 1970s and 1980s, with some surprising
and extremely enjoyable results, in alliance with trendsetting Jeremy clothing.
Although I'm old enough to remember all of the originals re-fashioned here
(including faves from Sherbet, Mi-Sex, John Paul Young, Marcia Hines,
Flowers, Dragon, Vitabeats - who remix themselves with "Boom Box"
- and The Reels), it's definitely not a prerequisite for anyone
to get into his shiny, happy and ultra-fresh collection of electro-pop.
And for the most part it breathes some astonishing new life into already
memorable if not classic compositions. That such revered songs can
be reworked at all, let alone this well, within such broadly
constructed electro-soundscapes is the highest honour for some of our
most underrated electro talents, including the likes of Ju Ju Space Jazz
(with a moody, sensual retelling of Dragon's "Get That Jive"),
Atone (a dark, cybersexual trip through Hunters & Collector's "Talking To A Stranger")
and Meem (with the conversational junkyard funk of "Standing In The Rain").
This is a real grower, and lots of fun." PAUL TURNER

 

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