The Mellowtrons / Meat Beat Manifesto ‎– The Mellowtrons / Meat Beat Manifesto

Skam ‎– SKA 012, Skam ‎– SKA - 012
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM

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A The Mellowtrons Bittersweet Synthphony 5:20
B Meat Beat Manifesto Not Playing God (Funny Noises Mix)
Remix – Meat Beat Manifesto


Track B is actually The Mellowtrons' song, "We're Not Playing God", as remixed by Meat Beat Manifesto, and not an original Meat Beat Manifesto composition as mis-identified on the record's label.

Cat# on labels: SKA 012
Cat# on back sleeve: SKA - 012

Speed isn't mentioned on the release.

Released with a photocopied A4 insert, which reads:

"Working in N.Y. on my next L.P. then it's gonna be a cool 3 days then it's gonna be a cool 3 days on the West Coast, hangin with Jack, re-mixing 'Not Playing God'. He says he's finishing M.B.M.'s L.P. "Actual Sounds + Voices". Day 1, he builds the backbone of the track. it's sounding like Jack. Wake up on the studio floor. It's time for bed. Jack has a video shoot most of Day 2...... so I go and buy some records. Day 3, we listen to the new 'it's not been mixed yet' M.B.M. L.P. 'Not Playing God (Funny Noise Remix By M.B.M.)' finished that night. Fly back to N.Y. for 2 days. Buy more vinyl, then home. Sorted. The Mellowtrons. P.S. thanx J.D."



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June 30, 2004
edited over 13 years ago

I really don’t see why this release is rated so low. At this point I will admit SKAM was on the downslide and still appears to be with exception to a few artists. I find the Mellowtrons track “Bittersweet Symphony” to be strikingly similar to Gescom’s Mag and it’s a very good effort on their part. The Meat Beat Manifesto track is a bit weak considering that they had released the Actual Sounds and Voices LP and it being one of their best ever. It’s not a bad effort but it does bring my rating of the whole 12” to a 4/5. It may require a few listens before you get a full appreciation but it still worth the ten bucks you’ll spend on it.