Monday, 16 July 2007
I level Give Me
One of the funniest and most electrifying dance trax to come out of the early 80's, sort of a prelude to Temper's "No Favors", I-Level was the poor man's Loose Ends straight out of the London disco scene. The lead singer resembles the same style of Carl McIntosh.
On paper this should be a classic record: relaxed jazzy-soulful-disco arrangement (reworked on Sandy Kerr's "Thug Rock") plus memorable vocal hook (borrowed on Greed's "Give Me") but somehow it manages to add up to slightly less than the sum of it's parts. Flip side is an instrumental version that cries out for a more radical treatment – if only they’d called in UK dubmeister Dennis Bovell. That said, it remains a seminal piece of Brit-funk and demands a wider hearing.
I Level - Give Me