Dave Clarke ‎– Red 3

Re-load Records ‎– REL 952108
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM



  • Producer, Engineer, Programmed By, Edited By [Tape And Digital], Written-byDave Clarke


Licensed from Deconstruction/Bush.

Some copies were pressed on red vinyl and came in a red sleeve bearing the 'Independance Records' (France) logo + address on it.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
74321 306991, 74321 30699-1 Dave Clarke Red Three(12") Deconstruction, Bush, Deconstruction, Bush 74321 306991, 74321 30699-1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
TCDG7, TCDG-7, TCDG-007 Dave Clarke Red 3(12", Promo) Deconstruction, Deconstruction, Deconstruction TCDG7, TCDG-7, TCDG-007 UK 1995 Sell This Version
REL 952108, IR 001 Dave Clarke Red 3(12", Red) Re-load Records, Independance Records REL 952108, IR 001 France 1995 Sell This Version
AKAI 3 Dave Clarke Red Three(12", EP, Promo) Deconstruction, Bush AKAI 3 UK 1995 Sell This Version
AKAI 3 Dave Clarke Red Three(12", Promo, Red) Deconstruction, Bush AKAI 3 UK 1995 Sell This Version



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August 9, 2012
At the time this was released, Dave Clarke was pretty much producing the toughest kicks around. This was no exception, pummelling audiences into submission. However, where Red 1 and 2 had hammered their way to the top of the club charts, this one did not quite reach the same summits, perhaps due to same-old, same-old effect, but also because of its much more grinding character. Sure, Thunder was designed to become another hit and did just that -- not become a hit, but another hit.
The Storm, arguably the most interesting track on this, did get a lot of airplay too, but was probably too dark to enjoy the same success on a grand scale. The metallic bits in it were not a mere clanking on a copper pipe, but tearing sheets of stainless steel on a stormy background. Once the eardrums were bleeding, that massive kick showed up again to set fire to the floor. Survivors could then chant in unison: *

The [Human], boil[s] with tumultuous rage,
This warrior shall the dangerous storm assuage:
With victories he [the strong shall] maul,
And with [heavy] hand [smash] the rebel [wall].

What fool so confident to say,
That [they] shall live [an]other day?
[With the subterranean we found (?)
Come warriors, let us stand our ground.]

Abstracted soul, ravished with ecstasies,
Senseless, as it were in apathy
Base, ignorant, and foolish multitude
[Were Antiochus's fortitude (?)

The burning heat of a great flame to rise,
[Shall] lick up the water, and the enterprise.
Poor mortals, who wait for a happy day,
Cheer up your hearts, and hear what I shall say.

These words may cause wonder
But listen carefully to the distant thunder
Each shall have his due. This is their lot;
O he is worthy praise that shrinketh not!

(*) Or at least try: catching verses from an Old English version of a Renaissance script was not exactly the easiest thing to do at an all-night rave. Especially considering the verses were freely hand-picked from Rabelais's works (Gargantua and Pantagruel), edited and patched together in a different order. Even today, a couple of verses remain elusive.

This is also the only Re-load pressing in the Red series that does not come with different mixes.