Celebrating the 20th anniversary of its release, this episode of Repercussions looks back at the debut album from Underworld Mark 2, Dubnobasswithmyheadman. Often cited as one of the most important dance records of all time, it came after over a decade’s worth of failed attempts by Rick Smith and Karl Hyde to make an impression on the music industry, coupled with mounting debts and doubts about their future. A chance meeting with17-year old DJ Darren Emerson changed all that, pushing the band in a new direction that met with both critical and commercial acclaim worldwide. In this episode, we hear tracks from the freshly minted remaster of the classic album, along with unreleased material from the new deluxe edition box set.
Featured in this episode:
UNDERWORLD Mmm…Skyscraper I Love You
UNDERWORLD Dark & Long (Hall’s Edit)
UNDERWORLD Dirty Epic (Dirty Ambi Piano A1764 Oct 91)
UNDERWORLD Spoonman (Version1 A1559 Nov92)
First broadcast on FBi Click, 3rd November 2014.