4 Hero ‎– The Scorcher / Kirk's Back

Reinforced Records ‎– RIVET 1204
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM

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Produced at Stone Cold Studios.
Distributed by Pacific.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 021260 120043
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021260120043
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side A): RIVET 1204 A-1 2 Damont C
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side AA): RIVET 1204 B-1 2 Damont C

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RIVET 1204 4 Hero The Scorcher / Kirk's Back(12", W/Lbl) 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



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December 18, 2011

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!