Underworld ‎– Born Slippy

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"Born Slippy" should not be confused with its more popular version, "Born Slippy .NUXX", as it is an entirely different song. Nevertheless, the ".NUXX" version is commonly shortened to "Born Slippy".

The 2003 pressings of ".NUXX" center around its 2003 Remix, created in promotion of greatest hits compilation 1992-2002.

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Born Slippy
Born Slippy .NUXX

Versions (71)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
jbo29 Underworld Born Slippy(12", Single) Junior Boy's Own jbo29 UK 1995 Sell This Version
JBO 29 R Underworld Born Slippy (Remix)(12", W/Lbl) Junior Boy's Own JBO 29 R UK 1995 Sell This Version
TVT 8731-0 Underworld Born Slippy(12") Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 8731-0 US 1995 Sell This Version
jbo29R Underworld Born Slippy(12") Junior Boy's Own jbo29R UK 1995 Sell This Version
TVT 8731-0 Underworld Born Slippy(12", Promo) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 8731-0 US 1995 Sell This Version
TVT 8731-0 Underworld Born Slippy(12", Promo) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 8731-0 US 1995 Sell This Version
jbo29 Underworld Born Slippy(12", Single, W/Lbl) Junior Boy's Own jbo29 UK 1995 Sell This Version
TVT 8731-2 Underworld Born Slippy(CD, Maxi, P/Mixed) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 8731-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
jbo29cds Underworld Born Slippy(CD, Single, P/Mixed) Junior Boy's Own jbo29cds UK 1995 Sell This Version
LOC 188, 74321353141 Underworld Born Slippy (Nuxx) / Rez(12", Promo) Logic Records, Logic Records, Junior Boy's Own LOC 188, 74321353141 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
SRCS 8189 Underworld Born Slippy + ...(CD, Maxi) Sony Records SRCS 8189 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
LOC 200 Underworld Born Slippy .(12" + 2x12" + Maxi) Logic Records, Junior Boy's Own, BMG LOC 200 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
jbo44cds2 Underworld Born Slippy .NUXX (Short)(CD, Single, CD2) Junior Boy's Own jbo44cds2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
jbo44cds2 Underworld Born Slippy .NUXX (Short)(CD, Single, RE, CD2) Junior Boy's Own jbo44cds2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
LOC 200, 7432139599-1 Underworld Born Slippy .NUXX(12" + 2x12" + Maxi) Logic Records, Junior Boy's Own, BMG LOC 200, 7432139599-1 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
663629 2 Underworld Born Slippy .NUXX(CD, Single) Dance Pool, Junior Boy's Own, Logic Records 663629 2 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
jbo44cds1 Underworld Born Slippy .NUXX(CD, Single, CD1) Junior Boy's Own jbo44cds1 UK 1996 Sell This Version
jbo44cds1 Underworld Born Slippy .NUXX(CD, Single, CD1) Junior Boy's Own jbo44cds1 UK 1996 Sell This Version
74321 42995 1 Underworld Born Slippy(12", Single) NN'B, BMG France 74321 42995 1 France 1996 Sell This Version
TVT 8745-0 Underworld Born Slippy(12", Single) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 8745-0 US 1996 Sell This Version
74321 43265 1 Underworld Born Slippy(12", Single) Logic Records 74321 43265 1 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
DIYP 9610 Underworld Born Slippy(12", Single) Do It Yourself Entertainment DIYP 9610 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
jbo44 Underworld Born Slippy(12", Single) Junior Boy's Own jbo44 UK 1996 Sell This Version
DIYP 9610 Underworld Born Slippy(12", Single) Do It Yourself Entertainment DIYP 9610 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
JBO 44 Underworld Born Slippy(12", Single, W/Lbl, Sti) Junior Boy's Own JBO 44 UK 1996 Sell This Version
LOC 200 Underworld Born Slippy(12", W/Lbl + 2x12", W/Lbl + Maxi) Logic Records LOC 200 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
74321 39599-2, LOC 200 Underworld Born Slippy(2xCD, Maxi, Dig) Logic Records, Logic Records 74321 39599-2, LOC 200 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
TVT 8745-2 Underworld Born Slippy(CD, Advance, Maxi, Promo) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 8745-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
TVT 8745-2 Underworld Born Slippy(CD, Maxi) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 8745-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
743214678428 Underworld Born Slippy(CD, Maxi) Logic Records, Junior Boy's Own, BMG Ariola 743214678428 Mexico 1996 Sell This Version
TVT 8745-2 Underworld Born Slippy(CD, Maxi) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 8745-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
CDBMGS(WS)419 Underworld Born Slippy(CD, Single) Junior Boy's Own, Ariola, Logic Records, Seal Of Approval CDBMGS(WS)419 South Africa 1996 Sell This Version
74321416062 Underworld Born Slippy(CD, Single) BMG France, NN'B 74321416062 France 1996 Sell This Version
74321 410142-1, 74321 410142 1, LOC 200 Underworld Born Slippy(CD, Single, Car) BMG, BMG, Logic Records 74321 410142-1, 74321 410142 1, LOC 200 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
none Underworld Born Slippy(CDr, Single, Promo) BMG Nederland BV none Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
none Underworld Born Slippy(CDr, Single, Promo) Capitol Records none US 1996 Sell This Version
663629 8 Underworld Born Slippy(Cass, Single) Dance Pool, Junior Boy's Own, Logic Records 663629 8 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
74321426102 Underworld Born Slippy. Nuxx (Short)(CD, Single, Promo) BMG, Ariola, Logic Records 74321426102 Spain 1996 Sell This Version
49-663629-20 Underworld Born Slippy.NUXX(12", Single) Dance Pool 49-663629-20 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
TVT 8745-0 Underworld Born Slippy.NUXX(12", Single, W/Lbl) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 8745-0 US 1996 Sell This Version
JBO5005613 Underworld Born Slippy .NUXX (Short)(CD, Single, RE, CD2) Junior Boy's Own, JBO JBO5005613 UK 1999 Sell This Version
jbo5005626 Underworld Born Slippy(12", Single, RE) JBO, Junior Boy's Own jbo5005626 UK 1999 Sell This Version
jbo5005603 Underworld Born Slippy(CD, Single, RE) JBO, Junior Boy's Own jbo5005603 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
V2CI 112 Underworld Born Slippy(CD, Maxi) V2, JBO, Junior Boy's Own V2CI 112 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
TVT 8745-2 Underworld Born Slippy(CD, Maxi, RP) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 8745-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
none Underworld Born Slippy (5 Edits)(CDr, Single, Promo) JBO, V2 none UK 2003 Sell This Version
none Underworld Born Slippy (Danny Boyle 2003 Edit)(Betacam SP, Advance, PAL) V2 none UK 2003 Sell This Version
none Underworld Born Slippy (Danny Boyle 2003 Version)(Betacam SP, Advance, PAL) V2 none UK 2003 Sell This Version
none Underworld Born Slippy (Danny Boyle's Exclusive Trainspotting Edit)(VHS, Promo) V2 none UK 2003 Sell This Version
jbo5005603 Underworld Born Slippy .NUXX(CD, Single, RE, RP, CD1) JBO, Junior Boy's Own, V2 jbo5005603 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
none Underworld Born Slippy Nuxx (The Tomato Films)(VHS, Promo) JBO, V2 none 2003 Sell This Version
63881-27802-1 Underworld Born Slippy Nuxx(12", Single) JBO, Junior Boy's Own, V2 63881-27802-1 US 2003 Sell This Version
JBO5024706 Underworld Born Slippy Nuxx(12", Single) JBO, Junior Boy's Own, V2 JBO5024706 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
JBO5024700 Underworld Born Slippy Nuxx(12", Single) JBO, Junior Boy's Own, V2 JBO5024700 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
JBO5024700P Underworld Born Slippy Nuxx(12", Single, Promo) JBO, Junior Boy's Own, V2 JBO5024700P UK 2003 Sell This Version
JBO5024706P Underworld Born Slippy Nuxx(12", Single, Promo) JBO, Junior Boy's Own, V2 JBO5024706P UK 2003 Sell This Version
JBO5024700P Underworld Born Slippy Nuxx(12", Single, Promo, W/Lbl, Sti) JBO, Junior Boy's Own, V2 JBO5024700P UK 2003 Sell This Version
V2CP 166 Underworld Born Slippy Nuxx(CD, Maxi) JBO, Junior Boy's Own, V2 V2CP 166 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
V2CP 166 Underworld Born Slippy Nuxx(CD, Maxi, Promo) JBO, Junior Boy's Own, V2 V2CP 166 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
JBO5024703 Underworld Born Slippy Nuxx(CD, Single) Guts Records (2), JBO, Junior Boy's Own, V2 JBO5024703 Taiwan 2003 Sell This Version
JBO5024703 Underworld Born Slippy Nuxx(CD, Single) JBO, Junior Boy's Own, V2 JBO5024703 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
none Underworld Born Slippy Nuxx(CDr, Single, Promo) JBO none UK 2003 Sell This Version
none Underworld Born Slippy Nuxx(CDr, Single, Promo) V2 Records none Japan 2003 Sell This Version
JBO8024709 Underworld Born Slippy Nuxx(DVD-V, Single, PAL) Junior Boy's Own, JBO, V2 JBO8024709 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
JBO 5024706 P Underworld Born Slippy(12", Single, Promo, W/Lbl, Sti) JBO, Junior Boy's Own, V2 JBO 5024706 P UK 2003 Sell This Version
none Underworld Born Slippy(Acetate, 12", S/Sided) V2 Records, Metropolis Mastering none UK 2003 Sell This Version
SLIPPY1 Underworld Born Slippy(CD, Single, Promo) V2, Festival Mushroom Records SLIPPY1 Australia 2003 Sell This Version
none Underworld Born Slippy(CDr, Maxi, Promo) V2 none US 2003 Sell This Version
S728 Underworld Born Slippy (Nuxx)(7", S/Sided, Ltd, Num) Secret 7" S728 UK 2015 Sell This Version
S728 Underworld Born Slippy (Nuxx)(7", S/Sided, Ltd, Num, TP) Secret 7" S728 UK 2015 Sell This Version
none Underworld Born Slippy (Nuxx)(File, AAC, 256) Not On Label none UK Unknown

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Rosenberg

Rosenberg

January 26, 2021
referencing Born Slippy, 12", Single, RE, jbo5005626

2021 and still in doesn't get much better then this, great number, fantastic energy, timeless album. Quality of this pressing is great, very dynamic with groundbreaking bass, some surface noice but not noticeable when played. IMHO an album with significant importance to the house industry! 🎵🎵 🎵 🎶 🎶🎶 🎶 ❤️

Source Wiki:
"Born Slippy .NUXX" is a song by British electronic music group Underworld. It was released in July 1995 as the B-side to an unrelated instrumental track, "Born Slippy". The fragmented lyrics, by vocalist Karl Hyde, describe the perspective of an alcoholic. After it was used in the 1996 film Trainspotting, "Born Slippy .NUXX" reached number two on the UK Singles Chart. It has been named one of the best tracks of the 1990s by numerous publications. The song does not feature on an Underworld album, but it was included as a bonus track on re-issues of Second Toughest in the Infants (1996).

Writing:
Vocalist Karl Hyde wrote the lyrics for "Born Slippy .NUXX" after a night drinking in Soho, London, hoping to capture the way a drunk "sees the world in fragments". The vocals were recorded in one take; when Hyde lost his place, he would sing the same line repeatedly, creating the line "lager, lager, lager, lager".[2] Hyde, who was struggling with alcoholism, said he did not intend the song to be a "drinking anthem" but rather a "cry for help". He was disturbed when audience members raised their lager cans during performances.[2] Underworld producer Rick Smith said the lyrics reflected "this energy of movement, and of time and place", like an abstract painting.

Release:
Underworld released "Born Slippy .NUXX" as the B-side to an unrelated instrumental track, "Born Slippy", in July 1995.[4] It became a hit after it was used in the 1996 film Trainspotting.[4] Director Danny Boyle described it as the "heartbeat" of the film, capturing its "euphoric highs following intense lows".[4] Underworld initially refused permission to use it in the film, as they disliked how often their music was used in negative portrayals of clubbing, but Boyle persuaded them after showing them a clip.[3]

Boosted by Trainspotting,[3] "Born Slippy .NUXX" reached number two on the UK Singles Chart in 1996.[2] Smith said he was shocked when BBC Radio 1 played the track on breakfast radio, and said: "I thought, music is moving, culture is moving, it's spreading. It's meaning things outside of just the context of on an amazing sound system in a club or on a PA system in a student hall. It was very nice!"

Legacy:
AllMusic wrote that "Born Slippy .NUXX" was "simply one of the best slices of electronica one will find. Musically austere in its emotional textures, the song becomes a nearly unstoppable force ... Dance music is rarely so artistic and enjoyable in the same instance."[5] Vice described "Born Slippy .NUXX" as one of one of the 90s' most iconic songs,[3] writing that it "mixed sublime synths with a four-to-the-floor freakout, and represented everything that was going on; it was new."[3] In 2004, it was voted the fourth best dance track by readers of Mixmag.[6] In 2014, NME named it the 261st greatest song of all time.[7] Pitchfork named it the 31st best track of the 1990s.[8] The Guardian called it, alongside the Chemical Brothers' "Setting Sun", the "most experimental and sonically extreme hit of the 90s".[1] The Guardian also named it among "the weirdest chart hits of all time".[9]

For the film T2 Trainspotting (2017), Smith created a new version with timestretched chords, "Slow Slippy".[3] He said in 2017, "We’ve been playing 'Born Slippy' live for 20 years, and the reaction from the audience is so strong it’s almost overwhelming. It’s never got tiring to perform or play. It’s what it triggers in people."
dubduboverlord

dubduboverlord

October 11, 2020
referencing Born Slippy, 12", Single, jbo44
Possibly one of the best songs ever made yeah yeah
Booj1Boy

Booj1Boy

May 20, 2020
referencing Born Slippy, 12", TVT 8731-0

Glad I picked this one up in a $1 bin, lol
DennisV94

DennisV94

January 12, 2020
referencing Born Slippy, 12", Single, jbo29

The .Nuxx version is perhaps the most known Underworld song. It was never my favorite, but for .50 cents I couldn't leave it. I was surprised it was quite collectable as I imagened thousands would be pressed. The funny thing was that the seller looked a bit surprised and weird when I fished it out of his budget bin, so he probably knew but he was sporty enough to sell it. I really never had a good listen to the original that has almost nothing in common with the .Nuxx version but its classic Underworld material. Highly energized and emotional.
daviddgrant

daviddgrant

January 9, 2020
referencing Born Slippy Nuxx, 12", Single, Promo, JBO5024706P

Disappointing purchase, is not the classic Born Slippy that you would remember from Transpotting.
Numanoid

Numanoid

October 12, 2019
referencing Born Slippy, 12", Single, jbo29
The original version of Born Slippy is like a dry run (demo) of what would become Pearl's Girl.
HerbieDerHerbmeister

HerbieDerHerbmeister

March 11, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Born Slippy (Nuxx), 7", S/Sided, Ltd, Num, S728
It was pressed 100 times, but there are 101 different cover designs in the images here...??
Some cover designs are very nice. Very well done!
Beerads_Beats

Beerads_Beats

November 25, 2017
referencing Born Slippy, 12", Single, jbo29
Not sure if anyone else has ever noticed the flipside of this record https://www.discogs.com/Mediteria-Is-ET-On-XTC-Remix/release/147933 As i'm pretty sure thats where that go this idea from!
EWP2o5

EWP2o5

May 28, 2017
referencing Born Slippy, 12", Single, jbo29
Choose life.
Choose a job.
Choose a career.
Choose a family,
Choose a fucking big television

Johnmarcus

Johnmarcus

February 6, 2017
referencing Born Slippy, 12", Single, RE, jbo5005626

Tracks don't come any bigger than this - Huge track that really needs very little introduction and still sounds awesome today.
Born Slippy.Nuxx was the mix that most people went for, with its long intro with those unforgettable synth pads, the vocal and then dropping into those pounding beats, There's plenty of great mixes to choose from across the different releases.