Mista E ‎– Don't Believe The Hype

Urban (2) ‎– URB 28, Urban (2) ‎– 871 280-7
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single

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℗ & © 1988 Polydor Ltd. (UK)
Made in France

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 0 42287 12807 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 042287128077
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etched side A): SNA URB 28 A & Œœ 88-11-in^
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etched side B): SNA URB 28 B 2 Eo&) 88-11-B
  • Label Code: LC 0309
  • Price Code: POL 102
  • Price Code: Y

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
URBB 28 Mista E Don't Believe The Hype (Remix)(7") Urban (2) URBB 28 UK 1988 Sell This Version
URBA 28, 871 409-1 Mista E Don't Believe The Hype (Remix)(12") Urban (2), Polydor URBA 28, 871 409-1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
URBA 28 DJ Mista E Don't Believe The Hype (Remix)(12", Promo) Urban (2) URBA 28 DJ UK 1988 Sell This Version
URBX 28 Mista E Don't Believe The Hype(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Urban (2) URBX 28 UK 1988 Sell This Version
URBX 28 Mista E Don't Believe The Hype(12", W/Lbl, Sta) Urban (2) URBX 28 UK 1988 Sell This Version


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October 2, 2008
Theres a review of this tune on here already,but i think its worthy of more of a mention.This tune is one of the best examples of what an eighties acid party sounded like in the uk,and i heard it loads.The a side was full of needless samples,but the b side was an exceptional tune that has me listening still because its just total acid masterclass.The urban and urban acid labels did many decent tunes during acid times,namely this one,theme from pop, and charm phantastic voyage,which is another top acid tune from the microdot days of uk acid house,but this is the best.
There were loads of documentaries about acid parties and the outrage they caused to the normal everyday people in the uk at the time,and this tune took the opportunity of sampling a few words from one of those programs,sticking the theme tune from the news at ten in there and coming up with a timeless acid monster. The program didnt seek to discredit the whole movement by blaming the evil acid barons for luring young kids into taking extacy as reported in the tabloids. It even ended up being played on radio one once or twice,not during any daytime shows though,due to its highly controversial samples and the fact that the bbc did actually ban several acid records at the time under pressure from broadcasting watchdogs. Panorama did this most famously with a string of interviews with people who had little or no idea about what a decent acid party even was,with some of the comments about what people think goes on at an acid party being just plain hilarious. The best observations being by a seventy five year old pensioner commenting 'they got all those flashing lights in there havent they, well,its enough to drive you mad innit, i wouldnt even go in the pub with lights like that' ,and secondly, the Sun newspaper saying that an undercover reporter who had gone to investigate an illegal acid party had found hundreds of empty extacy wrappers littered on the floor of the party the day after.

It wasnt until many years after buying this tune that i actually saw the documentary it sampled the words from.The 'panorama' documentary is still worth a watch and is easy to find online,and better than the program that this tune sampled.This same program,allegedly, is where jolly roger got the 'acid man' sample from used in the classic tune of the same name a group of young londoners when asked if they knew where the acid party they were going to actually was,just replied mystery tour,we dont know,thats why its a mystery.One of them then shouts 'its a mystery,this is acid,man' .
Having said that i'll admit to buying this record in woolworths on a saturday morning for fifty pence to replace the battered copy i was left with after caning it so often.It even reached number thirty nine in the uk charts at the time,for a week,so its still relatively under cover. I love the instrumental mix and if i ever get to go on desert island discs,this might just be one of the ones i'd take.They dont make em like this anymore,and mores the pity,as its got one of the best acid lines ever devised i reckon.

Believe the hype ! Acid lives here