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SALVO MUSIC(SALVOMDCD04)


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On 6 November 1989, Manchester’s 808 State released Pacific and started a ten year journey that redefined the influences – and influence of – electronic music, mashed up musical styles with a stream of 808 State Versus… projects, launched the careers of several guest vocalists and, most importantly, began a story that has become a cornerstone of the development of the dance music genre. But by the time they arrived at ZTT Records, several chapters of the 808 story had already been written. Martin Price had already met Graham Massey, while Martin was running the Eastern Bloc record shop on Oldham Street in Manchester. Teaming up with Gerald Simpson (of Voodoo Ray fame) they produced two landmark albums of acid house – Newbuild (1988) and Quadrastate (1989) – and three twelve inch singles that explored the emerging scene even further. Within months of signing to ZTT, Pacific was number ten in the singles charts, but it couldn’t have been more different from the other singles it was selling alongside – largely American MOR (Belinda Carlisle, Dear Jessie-era Madonna), and PWL-pap (Big Fun, Kylie and Jason Donovan). One of the first journalists to pick up on Pacific was Chris Mellor at Record Mirror. “How does a dance anthem become a dance anthem?” he wrote in September ‘89. “It has to have the right qualities – a simple tune, the latest rhythm, maybe a slow bit at the beginning to get people anticipating the big drum and bass that will set them off… Pacific by Manchester’s experimental dance/noise makers 808 State has got all those ingredients. It’s incredibly simple really, but it’s got a tune which stays in your brain. It’s what they call hypnotic…” As the band headed out to promote the single, they found themselves on the crest of more than one major shift in the music industry. Manchester’s thriving music scene was starting to take over the UK and, at the same time, electronic music was starting to appear on mainstream TV. As the Manchester scene broke through, the acid house movement went from underground culture to tabloid fodder and techno began a chart tyranny that would last at least a decade. By the start of the 90s 808 State had made a swift move from independent experimentation to being the UK’s most well known protagonists of the avant-garde side of a new movement in popular culture. Ninety had been a large part of what had propelled them there. It was a groundbreaking album, here expanded over twice its original length by the addition of eight rare and unreleased tracks selected by Graham Massey.

TRACK LIST

CD1: 90 REMASTERED

1. MAGICAL DREAM

2. ANCODIA

3. COBRA BORA

4. PACIFIC 202 5. DONKEY DOCTOR

6. 808080808

7. SUNRISE

8. THE FAT SHADOW (Pointy Head Mix)

CD2: 808 ARCHIVES, PART I

1. PACIFIC (Britmix)

2. COBRA BORA (Call The Cops mix)

3. DONKEY DOCTOR (Gmex mix)

4. BONEYWEEN

5. KINKY NATIONAL

6. STATE TO STATE

7. REVENGE OF THE GIRLIE MEN

8. MAGICAL DREAM (instrumental)

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