This week’s review comes irom Alan Jones oi Music Week, the Bacardi Beat Chart compiler.
Swiss disc jockey DJaimin’ moves to the top oi the pile this week, as Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson’s ‘The Best Things In Lile Are Free’, irom the movie ‘Mo’hloney’, loses its grip. There’s a slight lull in chart action this week, with the highest new entry coming irom Michael Jackson, with ‘Jam’, the litth single irom his ‘Dangerous’ album. ‘Jam’, a typically rattling swing track, proved to be something of a ilop in America, where it peaked at number 26, to give Jacko his lowest chart placing since 1979. But it looks certain to make a much better showing here, and in advance oi its commercial release, his record company provides DJs with an expensive twinpack oi no iewer than thirteen mixes oi the song, which last almost an hour.
The boastiully monickered Well Hung Parliament- aka Paul Gotel -debut at Number 17 with ‘We Can Be. . so
called because it samples Bill Preston singing the same phrase from his 1990 house cover version oi David Bowie’s classic ‘Heroes’.
Remakes are big news at the moment, and several are bubbling just outside the chart, among them Control’s revision oi Candi Station’s ‘Young Hearts Run Free’, its title now abbreviated to ‘Young Hearts’. Victoria Miles’s update oi Princess’s ‘Say I’m Your Number One’ and ‘Shame’, a hardcore/techno overhaul oi Evelyn King’s 70s hit created by Staitord group Altern 8, with Evelyn herseli drafted in to recreate — in an entirely dilierent setting — hervocal chorus.
Di the more mellow, soultul tracks, the hands-down winner at present is Martlne Girault’s classy ‘Revival’, an ideal late-nighterthat has been released twice already, but will probably have to come around a third time beiore realising its true Gallup chart potential.
The Bacardi Beat Dance Chart will be taking the pulse oi Scotland’s dancetloor again in the next issue.
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I Bloomers at Cleopatras. 10.30pm-2.30am. £2/£l for students.
I Club Virunga at The Volcano.
1 1pm-2.30am. £3/£2. DJ Tchico plays African. reggae. soca etc and maybe just a few tunes you might hear on a Wednesday or Sunday at The Volcano too!
I Hullabaloo at The Mayfair. 10.30pm—3am. £2.50. ‘Toe-tapping fun for tip-top people‘. ie a new night ofhouse. garage and disco.
I The Hens Room at Club Xchange. 11.30pm—3am. £2.50/£2 with ﬂier. Raunchy men-only night with live show and Rolling Rock for£l.
I Shaft at The Cathouse. llpm—3am. £1. No relation to the Edinburgh club ofthe same name. but 705 disco nonetheless!
I Sim Ting at Reds. llpm—3am. £3/£2. Serious jazznfunk from Johnny Wilkes and Paul.
I Strathclyde University Union 9pm—2am. Free.
I The Tunnel llpm—3 .30am. £4/£2 with matric card. Student-orientated music from indie to funk that packs em in.
I Adrenalin at the Calton. 10pm—5am. £7. Hard dance club with two ‘live‘ (read DAT) acts each and every week.
I Baby upstairs at the Waverley Bar. 9pm—2am. £ l/free with an item ofkitsch! An intriguing new pre-club club. playing ‘departure lounge‘ music in a venue designed to look like a living room from hell. What a concept!
I Blue Oyster Club llpm—4am. £2. Ever-popular gay club with an erm, eclectic playlist . . . Kylie. Jason and perhapsa bit of Dannii too. Loveit!
I Buster Browns 10.30pm—3.30am. £1.50 before 11.30pm/£3 after. Mainstream chart sounds mixed with soul. oldies and rave. Available Mon—Thurs for private parties.
I Cathouse at The Mission. 10.30pm-4am. £2.5()/£l .50 with ﬂyer. Yo! Rockin‘. Happy hour from 1 lpm—lam. I Century 2000 10pm—4am. £3 before midnight/£5 after. Fairly middle-of-the-road dance night in an extravagant setting.
I Pure Juice at the Citrus Club. 11pm—4am. £5. Balearic heaven. Bouncy beats, plus regular big-name guest acts and DJs.
I Fuzion at The Music Box. 10pm-3am. £5. Upfront Euro-dance for dressed-up. clued-up kids.
I Finsbury Park. llpm—4am. £2. Chart sounds.
I Freedom 92 at The Citrus Club. 7.30—10.30pm. £2.50. Under-l8 night, for trendy little bruvvers and sisters.
I Katch at Shady Lady‘s. 10.30pm—4am. £2. 4 Sept only. Flop those fringes! A veritable cornucopia of indie music from the 60s and 705.
I Madison’s Rock Right 10pm—4am. £2. Pretty self-explanatory. this one.
I Marley’s Reggae Klub at Network 3. 10.30pm—4am. £2.50. The city‘s longest-running reggae night (fourteen years. better believe it). with roots. ragga, lovers. heavyweight dub and dancehall. I Pure at The Venue. llpm—Sam. Upfront. hard-edged underground dance music. Wet walls and a lack of oxygen the in-house speciality.
I Red Hot Pepper Club lOpm—4am. £4.
I Release at the Rave Cave. llpm-4am. Underground house from Cutmaster B. I The Solution 8.30pm—4am. With a restaurant. three cocktail bars, cabaret and live music. The Solution provides the more mature clubbers (over 255) with a relaxed venue for late night socialising.
I Spacehopper at The Vaults. 1 1pm—4am. £4. Night of 70s retro. DJs Jeremy and Angus play tracks ranging from Abba to Chic. Sweet to The Clash.
I Wide Awake Club at Millies. 11pm—4am. £2. Everybody‘s fave gay club. What more need we say?
I Baby upstairs at the Waverley Bar. 9pm-2am. £ l/free with an item of kitsch. See Fridays.
I Blue Oyster Club llpm—bam. £2 before 12.30am/£4 after. See Fridays.
I Buster Browns 10.30pm—4am. £2 before 11.30pm/£4 after. See Fridays.
I Century 2000 10pm—4am. £5/£3 before midnight. Mega Party Night with regular PAs.
I Cubik at the Music Box. 10pm—3am. £5. Solid dance action with regular PAs and a large. if not too tall, crowd. lfthisdoesn‘t get your feet on the floor and your armsin the air, then nothing will.
I Euphoria Under 18s at The Calton. 6pm— 10pm. £4. Euphoria for under 185, as the name would suggest.
I Euphoria at The Calton. 11.30pm—5am. £8. Bass-heavy hardcore tunes (sorry, tunes probably isn‘t the right word here) from the hotly tipped Marc Smith ofTI'F remix fame. the Waxman, Eggi and MBS. I Flnsbury Park 1 1pm—4am. £2. See Fridays.
I Freedom 92 at The Citrus Club. 7.30—10.30pm. £2.50. See Fridays.
I Ketch at Shady Lady‘s. 10.30pm—4am. £2. A veritable cornucopia of indie music from the 80s and 905.
I Mambo Club at Cavendish. llpm—4am. £4/£3. Around the world stylee. with Sir Ossie on the wheels ofsteel.
I Red Hot Pepper Club 10pm—4am. £4.
I Rock Orgasm at The Mission. 10.30pm-4am. £2. Weekly rock night advertised by objectionably sexist ﬂyers. Happy hour 10.30pm—12.30am.
I The Solution 8.30pm—4am. See Fridays. I Some at the Designer Frames Gallery. llpm—4am. £4. Hardcore dance club. getting mellower by the minute (or so they tell me). Good night.
I Timewarp at The Mission. llpm—4am. £2/free before lam. A new night featuring a truly eclectic music policy, ie absolutely anything at all, so long as it comes from the 60s, 70s or 805. Doesn‘t cut the options down much. does it?
I Wave at the Venue. 11pm—5am. Members and guests only. Always a good night guaranteed. Often just as busy as Friday's Pure but with a less upfront (ie not so hardcore) music policy. Look out for some big-name guests in the near future.
I Wheels at The Mission. llpm—3am. £1.50 before midnight/£2.50 after. The hairy and leather-clad come out in force for this rock night, I’m told.
I Wide Awake Club at Millies. £2. See Fridays.
I Buster Browns 10.30pm—3am. £2 before ll.30pm/£3 after. See Fridays.
I Century 2000 10pm—4am. £3/£2 before midnight.
I Disco lniemo at the Cafe Royal Bistro Bar. 9pm—lam. The Bee Gees. The Village People. Ottowan. Yowsah!
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50 The List 11- 24 September 1992