Mr. Fingers ‎– Washing Machine

Label:
Trax Records ‎– TX127
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Red Label
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Tracklist

A1 Washing Machine 4:24
A2 Can You Feel It 5:45
B Beyond The Clouds 7:55

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Sanlar Publ.
© P 1986 Trax Records

The first run was not packaged in a 'Trax sleeve' but a standard white generic sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): TX127A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): TX127B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): TX-127 ⋅ A ´BP´
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): TX-127 - B ´BP´
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout - 2nd variation): TX-127-A . ´BP´ Ⅱ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout - 2nd variation): TX-127 ⋅ B ´BP´
  • Rights Society: BMI

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Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

October 7, 2016

How the legend of Can You Feel It started? Larry Heard's words from an interview done for Electronic Standards in 2011 bring some light: "I had recorded "Washing Machine" and "Mystery of Love" in 1984, and some friends of mine heard it. They seemed to like it, and little by little it was being mentioned without my really knowing. A friend who lived a couple of blocks over mentioned it to a friend of his who was a DJ by the name of Tony Harris. He kind of connected the two of us and I gave him a cassette w/ copy of the songs. From there, they got to other guys like Ron Hardy and Frankie Knuckles etc., who he came in contact with since he was actively DJ'ing. That's pretty much where it started: individuals dubbing copies of cassettes and starting to play them during their sets."
AndrewHP

AndrewHP

July 31, 2016
This really is one of the most important records in the history of 20th century music.

1986 too - Damn! The same year Europe released The Final Countdown and Berlin had a hit with Take My Breath Away from the soundtrack to Top Gun.

The production still stands up today - it still sounds fresh and solidly produced. A tune you can still play as well as reminisce about.
djcristo

djcristo

February 16, 2015
"In the beginning, there was Jack, and Jack had a groove.

And from this groove came the groove of all grooves.

And while one day viciously throwing down on his box, Jack boldy declared,

"Let there be HOUSE!"

and house music was born.

"I am, you see,

I am

the creator, and this is my house!

And, in my house there is ONLY house music.

But, I am not so selfish because once you enter my house it then becomes OUR house and OUR house music!"

And, you see, no one man owns house because house music is a universal language, spoken and understood by all.

You see, house is a feeling that no one can understand really unless you're deep into the vibe of house.

House is an uncontrollable desire to jack your body.

And, as I told you before, this is our house and our house music.

And in every house, you understand, there is a keeper.

And, in this house, the keeper is Jack.

Now some of you who might wonder,

"Who is Jack, and what is it that Jack does?"

Jack is the one who gives you the power to jack your body!

Jack is the one who gives you the power to do the snake.

Jack is the one who gives you the key to the wiggly worm.

Jack is the one who learns you how to walk your body.

Jack is the one that can bring nations and nations of all Jackers together under one house.

You may be black, you may be white; you may be Jew or Gentile. It don't make a difference in OUR House.

And this is fresh."
djcristo

djcristo

February 16, 2015
'In the begging there was Jack'

The 1988 version had a Jackson 5 'can U Feel It?' sample and the infamous

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEo3v3_7ekk

Just an absolutely seminal track, really, this is just sublime and does things to me ;-)
kameleon303

kameleon303

December 21, 2014
edited over 2 years ago

@ yanmac Washing Machine was released in 1986 and sounded like NOTHING else at the time. It was an original which has influenced many other tracks since. There are tons of tracks which have sampled it or have sounded similar. There are even newer versions of it done by other artists as a kind of tribute.
Fernand8

Fernand8

September 27, 2014

What can I say but "Can You Feel It" still brings tears in my eyes. Yes Larry I CAN FEEL IT.
raffydj

raffydj

June 16, 2014
troppo ghiotto!!!
yanmac

yanmac

May 24, 2014
Washing Machine sounds sooooo much like something else with almost the exact same riff but in a slightly different pattern. Anyone out there able to put me out of my misery?
marchie

marchie

November 7, 2012
Mixing speeches over instras was as common in Larry's day as it is today, however he never composed the song that way. Whether it's King Jr. or Chuck Roberts, those were unapproved by Larry Heard. The Chuck Roberts version is called 'My House' by Rhythm Controll, and the King version was released by Trax (no doubt another of Trax's infamous and almost comical rip offs of their own artists). Labels re-releasing tracks, bootlegs, sampling, etc are all part of house music, but what's sad to me is how much Larry is credited in the wrong way. This is the only original, the real classic.
soul_food

soul_food

February 23, 2011
Both "Beyond The Clouds" and "Washing Machine" are simply brilliant and absolute Acid House classics! However, its "Can you feel it" that is probably the best house track of all time with its awesome bassline, rattling Hi Hats and lovely warm chords. The simple arrangement is perfect, the production is amazing, this is House Music at its best. 10/10