The first record I’m going to bring you is a classic in so many ways.
Balearic Beats Vol 1 on FFRR
Drop the Deal-Code 61
Sure Beats Workin’-Beats Workin’
Mandy’s Theme (I Just Can’t Wait) (Cool and Breezy Jazz Version)-Mandy Smith
Kaw-Liga (Prairie mix)- The Residents
Why Why Why (Live)- The Woodentops
Join in the Chant- Nitzer Ebb
De Testimony (Collapsing edit)- Fini Tribe
Jesus On The Payrol-The Thrashing Doves
“Compiled by “Razor” Tong, Oakey and Trevor Fung”
“Illustrations by David Little direct art Green link”
Favorite track on this is so hard. I was only aware of Jibaro prior to him indoors getting it via eBay which in itself is a classic dance track.
I love the mental-ness of Nitzer Ebb (fun fact: on the back of hearing Join in the chant, him indoors went along to one of their concerts at The Dome Tufnel Park or someplace in London Bridge and found it to be quite the scary prospect musically and not at all Balearic, but a far more studded leather affair), as well as Kaw-Liga which has a kick arse Jackson sample too.
However, my overall fave is Why Why Why by the Woodentops. It makes no sense lyrically. At all. But the bassline in places is amazing and the little points of “Are You Ready Now” are just great. Its also live and musically the band are brilliant (and its a shame they never really blew up).
It comes from an era I am seriously jealous of not being old enough to have experienced myself like him indoors. The artwork is just cracking (Jibaro also uses one of the eye logos on its 12 inch single).
Go find some of the tracks on Youtube