Plug ‎– Plug 1 - Visible Crater Funk

Rising High Records ‎– PLUG 1
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


A1 710 7:10
A2 341 3:41
AA1 744 7:44
AA2 607 6:07

Companies, etc.


[C] Rising High Productions Ltd 1995
[P] Rising High Productions Ltd 1995.

Made in England.

Incidental information:
"Visible Crater Funk" is an anagram for Luke Francis Vibert.

Taken from the Distributor sheet that came with the promos:

"Plug 1 are a drum and bass outfit with a difference. Hailing as west country Techno stars, they came to London and were influenced by the jungle sounds of their new surroundings.

"Spaced out jungle tunes on an ambient tip or intelligent jungle would hint at where this release is coming from but with music as unique as this why try to categorise things that are on a trip of their own.

"Sales Points: Will appeal to usual Rising High fans as well as the Junglist massive. Good reviews expected in the usual dance press."

The side B runout etching 'Pa8536' has a scratched-out 5 preceding the 6.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout [Etched]): PLUG-1-A PORKY PRIME CUNT. Pa8536
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout [Etched]): PLUG-1-B Pa8536

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PSLVB001 Plug Plug 1 - Visible Crater Funk EP(File, MP3, RM) Personal (Stereo) PSLVB001 UK 2007
PSLVB001F Plug Plug 1 - Visible Crater Funk EP(4xFile, FLAC, EP, RM) Personal (Stereo) PSLVB001F UK 2007
PLUG 1 Plug Plug 1 - Visible Crater Funk(12", Promo, W/Lbl, Sta) Rising High Records PLUG 1 UK 1995 Sell This Version


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August 29, 2015

Beyond anything you had ever heard in '95, or anything now; so interesting, so complex. Similar boundary-pushing stuff during the era from Squarepusher, Amon Tobin and the like... but this took things to a whole new level.

As stated in previous reviews, really a mind-blowing release, with harps and synth stabs and clangs and bizarre samples and devastating bass and cut up military-march breaks that simply made you lose yourself. Listening 20 years later, it continues to have such an impact on how I think about drum n bass, in a similar manner to how Nirvana challenged the clichéd verse-chorus-verse structure of pop music. 710 is still my top pick, but I'm happy with everything here.

Your average crowd won't quite get it, but if you get the right floor, it may just go crazy. For home listening, it's fantastic. I truly love this record, as with parts 2 & 3 (all released in a six-month span!) and Drum N Bass For Papa.


May 11, 2004

Great stuff. No wait - GREAT STUFF! When I first heard it, drum-n-bass (we called it jungle) was just coming into its own. And along comes Plug 1 and WOW! It was like your first experience with a "real" woman (or man) - you know what I mean. Some people aren't quite as moved by this release as I was, which is to be expected, but really - if Plug 1 didn't move ya, WHAT DID? As stated earlier, drum-n-bass was just coming to the fore, and I'd heard some other stuff that made me think '...Cool! This is "fresh"...', but Plug 1 made me stand up and go "A-A-AAA-AA-O-OO-OW-WWW! Really. This stuff was rippin'! I've never quite heard beats like that except by a relatively few others and notably, the Ninja-Tune label, that embraced Vibert whole-heartedly. And the Avantgardism releases had some wicked beats too, but none quite as concise as Vibert's. I still think this was a milestone of the blandish 1990s. The only exciting stuff was the techno revolution I underwent, but I have to admit, that was more the synths and "electronic" feel of it all. Plug 1 was more of a "musical" milestone, being that I'm a drummer. I'm always impressed by his grasp of all things rhythm. An excellent Class A record. I own four of them just in case....