4 Hero ‎– The Scorcher / Kirk's Back

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The Scorcher (Dance Mix) 5:10
The Scorcher (Musical Merits) 4:41
Kirk's Back (Official) 5:08
Kirk's Back (For The Theifs Mix) 4:52

Versions (3)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RIVET 1204 4 Hero The Scorcher / Kirk's Back(12") Reinforced Records RIVET 1204 UK 1990 Sell This Version
RIVET 1204 4 Hero Scorcher(12", Promo, W/Lbl, Sta) Reinforced Records RIVET 1204 UK 1990 Sell This Version
RIVET 1204 4 Hero The Scorcher / Kirk's Back(12", W/Lbl) Reinforced Records RIVET 1204 UK 1990 Sell This Version

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breakbeatscientist

breakbeatscientist

December 18, 2011
referencing The Scorcher / Kirk's Back, 12", RIVET 1204

The first 4 Hero track I ever heard. 'The Scorcher' was 'THE' standout track on the first 'Thin Ice' compilation from way back in 1991 (albeit in an edited form).

Beginning with looped crowd noise samples and a 'Thank you-hooo!!!' shout, 'The Scorcher' then kicks in with a funk guitar sample and 'Burner! Burner! Yeah! Yeah!' vocal loops layered over a stomping break. It's a very busy sounding track with warehouse style bleeps and a general feeling of funkiness, which in my opinion makes this more of an effective track than 4 Hero's signature track, 'Mr Kirk's Nightmare'. 'The Scorcher' is backed up by a more stripped down mix on 'Musical Merits'.

'Mr Kirk' is revamped and sped up a tad on the 'Kirk's Back' tracks, with the 'For The Theifs Mix' being most notable for the anti-sampling message aimed at 4 Hero copyists. 'Rather than steal from other people's sounds, why not steal your own'. Classic Reinforced!