Underworld ‎– Bruce Lee

Junior Boy's Own ‎– JBO5010033, V2 ‎– JBO5010033
CD, Single

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1 Bruce Lee (Short) 3:00
2 Bruce Lee (The Micronauts Remix)
Remix [Credited To], Producer [Additional] [Credited To] – Christophe Monier, George IssakidisRemix, Producer [Additional] – The Micronauts
3 Cups (Salt City Orchestra's Vertical Bacon Vocal)
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Salt City Orchestra
4 Bruce Lee (Dobropet) 4:10

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Track 2: Remix and additional production at Atelier de Musique Electronique Paris XI.
Track 3: Remix and additional production for Paper Recordings

JBO Ltd: Saga Centre, 326 Kensal Road, London, W10 5BZ.
Management: Jukes productions Ltd., P.O. Box 13995 London W9 2FL.
Published by: Underworld, Sherlock Holmes music Ltd., Warner Chappel Music for North America

Germany/Austria - Zomba Distribution a division of Zomba Records GmbH
Benelux - PIAS
Eire - Record Services
France - Sony Music
Italy - Universal Music
Poland - Polstar/CDN
Scandinavia - M.N.W.
CH: Zomba Records Switzerland

Made in E.C.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 033197 100333 >
  • Rights Society: BIEM mcps
  • Label Code: LC 1801
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): JBO5010033 · MASTERED BY DOCDATA
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LA31
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): none
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 4BA2
  • Distribution Code: CB 608

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
V2CI 62 Underworld Bruce Lee(CD, Maxi) Junior Boy's Own V2CI 62 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
JBO5010116P Underworld Bruce Lee(2x12", Promo, W/Lbl) Junior Boy's Own JBO5010116P UK 1999 Sell This Version
JBO5011253P Underworld Bruce Lee(CD, Single, Promo) Junior Boy's Own JBO5011253P UK 1999 Sell This Version
JBO5010036 Underworld Bruce Lee(12") Junior Boy's Own, V2 JBO5010036 UK & Ireland 1999 Sell This Version


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January 26, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
Underworld's Bruce Lee isn't much of a tune, from any angle really. Another reviewer, anType, said it was one of Underworld's most mediocre pieces... well, no. It's not even so much as to call it a proper track. Might as well bang your head into a wall and call that music. Oh well...

The Micronauts "remix" of the tune is somewhat more resembling music. The citation marks in place, seeing as the original doesn't really have a lot to remix. In the right mood, it's a little intresting, if dark and monotonous in parts. Hard to describe, which in itself may be a plus for fans of quirky/experimental stuff.

Cups (Salt City Orchestra's Vertical Bacon Vocal) can probably be considered the beef of the release. If you were expecting good things of this single as a whole, then it will certainly get some extra "saviour points" as the only thing to be called music. It's a good piece. If you compare it to the oricinal Cups instead of other tracks here, then it may seem less impressive, but it's still a good version of a good track - even an improvement over the original.

I can't get my head around the odd Dobropet version... Another non-musical track, but looking at user FLuViRuS's review, you might be able to get a kind of positive experience out of it, dunno.

This would be a 1/4 with respect to the tracks, but scaling to a five star rating I give it 2/5.


January 30, 2015
Who exactly is behind the Salt City Orchestra's Vertical Bacon Vocal)?


April 16, 2014
Underworld - Cups (Salt City Orchestra's Vertical Bacon Vocal) is a beautiful slice of soft, warm, mellow, blissed out deep house, it is simply sublime and one of their best productions. Like all the best tunes it defies silly sub-genre categorisation and was/is still played by Deep House, Tech House and prog house DJs alike. :)
Bruce Lee is very brave, noisy and energetic but it's too far over my head.


May 5, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

This quirky Bruce Lee single is bloody interesting (pun). Released in 1999, it's still as challenging a listen today, as it was then. Salt City Orchestra's spin on Cups is deep house, disco, ambience, all squeezed into an ultraviolet track that soars cooly on a higher plane and, as the vocals remind us, 'over the ocean'. The Micronauts turn the rather unattractive original Bruce Lee into a punchy, aggressive, mean, fighting machine. Throbbing bass accompanies psychedelic mayhem. Dobropet, is one of the most understated and adventurous space of impressionistic evocation. After a short spoken introduction on head wounds, the track dips into a lengthy silence, suddenly transporting the listener back to a scene of fight, with gongs going off amidst glitchy, pulsating beats: the heart is thumping, the crowd is cheering, the glitch is disorienting like a concussion, and the gong is going off between rounds. The listener begins to feel like the wounded, dazed, confused yet resilient Bruce Lee. It's a marvel, it really is.


October 17, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

Underworld's BRUCE LEE EP is surely one mixed bag of mediocrity, greatness and weirdness. The title track is easily one of Underworld's most mediocre, I'm still confused as to why it was even released as a single. However, The Micronauts prove that remixing can turn anything into something great. They take Bruce Lee into a dark experimental territory and put out a menacing squelchy monster. However, the real gem here is the incredibly beautiful and heart-warming remix of Cups by Salt City Orchestra. Truly music for the soul and one of most monumental deep house tracks ever produced. Dobropet mix of Bruce Lee is just plain weird - just crowd noise over glitchy 4/4 beat.

This is the kind of releases that's very hard to rate. On one hand, I could easily give 5/5 for tracks 2 and especially 3, but tracks 1 and 4 are really not my cup of tea. So, 4/5 overall.