Major Problems ‎– The Effects Can Last Forever

Nu Groove Records ‎– NG 052
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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Programmed and engineered at On-One Studios, Queens, New York
© ℗ 1990 Nugroove Records (212) 398-1855
Mastered at Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs, NYC, USA.

Thanx to: Mr. C and Dance FM, Marke Mark, Vinyl Zone, Dad, KLF, Heaven, Trevor, Fabio, Victor S, For The Record, Step One, Eddie, D. Clark, Lord Mike, Time Taylor

Track A1 "Overdose" samples the bassline of Adonis - No Way Back.
Track B1 "The Rush" samples Yello's - Bostich.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): NG 052A
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side A): NG-052A F/W MJS
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side B): NG 052B F/W MJS


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May 13, 2017
I can't think of a better record to repress than this one. Some extended cuts would be nice for us DJs, too ;)


May 1, 2017

Rush also samples: Yellow Magic Orchestra and De La Soul.


January 30, 2015

This would be a great candidate for the latest of the Nu Groove reissues that have been popping up in the last year


August 18, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
Major Problems, a seminal project by Lenny Dee and Ralphie Dee, figures among the Nu Groove's most influential releases. On that matter, Lenny D. declared: "I was in a very strange place, experiencing ecstasy for the first time. The UK government ran an advert with a guy attached to a life support machine with the slogan "The Effects Can Last Forever". This poster & billboard was all over the United Kingdom. Needless to say, I thought it was fuckin great, as I was totally into X".

Ralphie dee & Lenny Dee were producing, but Lenny's studio was not yet ready to mix tracks - so Frank Mendez from Nu Groove suggested a studio from a kid named Joey Beltram where he was signing some of his early freestyle tunes. Frank hooked them up & they (Lenny Dee & Ralphie Dee) made their first teckno tracks in Joey's studio. The tunes were made up of digital synths & drum samples from their drum machines. They used Lenny Dee's Rolland Juno Alpha 1 and the M1 Korg to name a couple, and also sampled their analogue bass line to give a loop type feel (which was after copied by other artists such as Puff Daddy).

The most well-known track of this EP, "Overdose (The Final Trip)", sampled 'Adonis - No Way Back's bass line, and was at the same time sampled by Ben Sims, Phil Vernol & Rob Jarvis' "Killa Bite 1 EP".