BC* ‎– Book Of The Bad (Volume Two)

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Dogs On The Moon
Grunge 2 (Britneey Speers Edit)
Ladies Of Spain
The Running Man

Versions (2)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BCRUK002EP BC* Book Of The Bad (Volume Two)(2x12", EP) BC Recordings BCRUK002EP UK 2001 Sell This Version
BCRUKEP002 BC* Book Of The Bad (Volume Two)(2x12", Promo, W/Lbl) BC Recordings BCRUKEP002 UK 2001 Sell This Version

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Blumpy_Records

Blumpy_Records

September 12, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Book Of The Bad (Volume Two), 2x12", EP, BCRUK002EP
Ladies of Spain has one of the best intros in Drum n Bass. The beginning dances between atmospheric and euphoric with the distorted guitar, the Jim Morrison sample add a haunting feeling and the subsequent guitar lead has a great eastern sound. This same guitar lick is used in the intro to "Let Rip" on John B's "Catalyst" album on beta recordings
Stuck_In_1992

Stuck_In_1992

November 21, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Book Of The Bad (Volume Two), 2x12", EP, BCRUK002EP

"The running man" was for me the best track on here. It was about as minimal as a Jeff Mills track but it had that spooky dark energy of a 1993 'ardkore track.

"Grunge 2" was why I bought this (other then to collect the series) but after a while I got bored with it. It had nice ravey stabs and the amen break but it just feels a bit hollow.

The other two tracks on here were extreme crap IMOP. Not the sort of music I like at all. At least every once and a while I can break this one out and still enjoy "The running man."

November 19, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Book Of The Bad (Volume Two), 2x12", EP, BCRUK002EP
I wish all Bad Company records were as good as this. There are three killer tunes over these two discs. Unlike the Digital Nation LP which was high in quantity but low in quality, this is value for money.

"Grunge 2" is my favourite track - it's off the richter scale. This baaadd tune has that power of making me want to destroy things. The aggressive techy bassline is a fierce, slammin destroyer. What gives the track it's real potency though are the ferocious, ripping and tearing beats. This is a proper stomper and is exactly the sort of Tech D&B i like to hear. It shouldn't just be about noise. Rhythm is a vital ingredient.

"Dogs On The Moon" is a proper bonkers tune. It's twisted with some mad tech sounds and some wicked, funky percussion. "It's Funk Jim but not as we know it".

"Ladies Of Spain" is a dark, rock influenced tune. The intro to this is paricularly memorable due to the Jim Morrison sample and some scary tech bizness. There's a good use of a guitar lick, a deep pounding bassline and some wicked techy action. The beats are very minimal but still devastating, keeping the tune rockin' along at a high octane rate.

Quality purchase - Awesome doublepack of Mental Tech Drum N Bass. Proper Bad-Bwoy Boogie!

KidKut

KidKut

June 30, 2003
referencing Book Of The Bad (Volume Two), 2x12", EP, BCRUK002EP

Best to keep it short & simple methinks, I feel this is the best of the 'book' series, purely because of one track: Ladies of Spain. This tune is one of Bad Company's finest moments in my opinion, rivalling The Nine & the infamous Planet Dust for sheer dancefloor terrorism. From trancey (Jim Morrison!?) spoken-word-sample beginnings to the heights of pounding, driving techstep it gives an excellent cross section of Bad Company's influences & the broadness of their often 'pigeon-holed' style. Elsewhere on the ep? Dogs on the Moon funks (like crazy), Grunge is... well, grungey!? Basically it all finely represents this particular era of BC's continuing evolution. Buy it for 'Ladies', I love it.