Krush ‎– House Arrest

Mercury ‎– 870 007-1
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, EP

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 House Arrest (The Beat Is The Law) 6:34
A2 House Arrest (Blue Murder Mix) 3:56
B Jack's Back
Vocals – Kev Clark (Kev #1)*

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Produced, engineered & mixed for The Fon Force. Recorded at FON Studios, Sheffield.
With picture sleeve (design & artwork committed in the Designers Republic), original concept certified by Amrik Rai.

Mercury & Fon Records
Original sound recording made by Fon Records
℗ & © 1987 Fon Records
Under exclusive license to Phonogram (Ltd.) London
Printed in the Netherlands / Fabriqué en Hollande
Marketed by Phonogram.

Back cover lists a second track on the B-side (Back Beat) that's not listed on labels nor appearing on release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 42287 00071 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 042287000717
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): 870 007 1 1ᵐ 1 ℗ 1987 670 04 11 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): 870 007 1 2ᵐ 1 ℗ 1987 670 04 11 10
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): 870 007-1.1
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): 870 007-1.2
  • Rights Society: B.I.E.M. STEMRA
  • Label Code: LC 0268
  • Other (Distribution Code): PG 122

Other Versions (5 of 22) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
JABX 63, 870 007-1, JAB X63 Krush House Arrest (The Beat Is The Law)(12") Club, Club, Fon Records, Fon Records, Phonogram, Phonogram JABX 63, 870 007-1, JAB X63 UK 1987 Sell This Version
870 007-1 Krush House Arrest(12") Mercury 870 007-1 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
KRUSH 14 Krush House Arrest(12", Promo) Fon Records KRUSH 14 UK 1987 Sell This Version
KRUSH 1 Krush House Arrest(12") Fon Records KRUSH 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
870 007-7 Krush House Arrest(7") Mercury 870 007-7 US 1987 Sell This Version

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March 17, 2015
Glad to see appreciation for this one. That Jack back's side two is awesome. The middle breakdown gets me the goosebumps.


March 17, 2015
edited 10 months ago
stunning old school tune - love the design of cover too.


December 1, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
This is a very interesting release : first, the A-side tracks are really representative of the European early house sound (also refered to as "Home House", the House produced in UK between 87 and 89).
But the main point here is the b-side : this really is the starting point of Uk bleep house, and one year before Unique 3's "The Theme", "Jack's back" offered all the elements of what was to become famous through Warp's Early releases : heavy bass, sharp house rhythms and bleepy synth lines.


February 22, 2002
In the same vein of commercial British house circa 1988/89, KRUSH used the cut & paste method of samples ('Bug on out' - Whistles 'Nothing Serious - Only Buggin'') not disimilar to early Bomb The Bass and S-Express tracks.
The track used a female vocal for chorus and for the bassline ? A MiniMoog synth.
Classic track...great production and a great representation of the first commercial explosion of acid house dance music.