Utah Saints ‎– What Can You Do For Me

FFRR ‎– FX 164, FFRR ‎– 869 517-1
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single

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A Side: Recorded at Lion Studios, Leeds, England.
B Side: Recorded at Zob Mobile, Leeds, England.

Front cover design for Sunrise Promotions, Leeds.
Additional sound construction by Lee Bok.
Respect & thanks to Annie Lennox & David A. Stewart.

A1, B2 Copyright Control / Polygram Music / DnA Ltd / BMG Music Pub. Ltd
B1 Copyright Control

℗1991 FFRR Records Ltd.
©1991 FFRR Records Ltd.

Marketed in France by Barclay and in Germany by Metronome Musik GmbH.

"What Can You Do For Me" samples "Eurythmics - There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)"
and "Gwen Guthrie - Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 42286 95171
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): FX 164 A-1U-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped): FX 164 B-1U-1-1
  • Rights Society: BIEM STEMRA
  • Price Code: BA 122
  • Label Code: LC 7654

Other Versions (5 of 19) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
UND 524 Utah Saints What Can You Do For Me(12") Underground (2) UND 524 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
ECS 12 004 Utah Saints What Can You Do For Me(12", W/Lbl, Bro) Not On Label ECS 12 004 UK 1991 Sell This Version
857 103-1 Utah Saints What Can You Do For Me(12") London Records 857 103-1 US 1993 Sell This Version
857 103-1DJ Utah Saints What Can You Do For Me(12", Promo) London Records 857 103-1DJ US 1993 Sell This Version
869-581-1 Utah Saints What Can You Do For Me(12") FFRR 869-581-1 US 1991 Sell This Version


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September 8, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

One of the big 90's club tunes, sample fueled madness that just rocked dance floors back in its day.


July 18, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
Apart from the already mentioned samples of Gwen Guthrie and Eurythmics, WCYD4M seems to contain (at least) two more samples (they probably do not appear in all versions):

- a (resung?) vocal line of "Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen (the acapella part before the song kicks in, played in A# instead of G)
- the vocal "you want the best, you got the best" (plus accompanying crowd sounds) seem to be taken from the same MC5 concert that also brought us "Kick Out The Jams MFs" (and the censored "brothers and sisters") as sampled in numerous other tracks.
Can someone please confirm?

(still looking for the source of that "I need someone / I need you" vocal...)


November 21, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
The David Morales madness mix of "What Can You Do For Me" is a classic. It's got a very deep, dark and brooding feel & more like a remix of "Ain't Nothing Going On But the Rent" by Gwen Guthrie as it uses alot of the vocals from that particular track. A must purchase for Morales fans!


October 24, 2009
It also samples Gwen Guthrie's voice from the song "Ain't Nothing Going On But The Rent" from 1986.

However I have to disagree that "What Can You Do For Me" is Utah Saints best song. Going to clubs when I was younger, "Something Good" would begin to play and people would scream and run out to the dance floor. That never happened with the other song, "What Can You Do For Me".

I still hear "Something Good" occasionally today and it has held up well.


September 19, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

This and Something Good are Utah Saints' masterpieces. These two tunes outshine the rest of their output (even though that's not completely uninteresting) by far, by means of extremely solid production, great harmonic sense, and clever integration of samples. What Can You Do For Me is my preferred 12" of the two - mainly because of the better remix.

The A-side is the version popular from the UK chart which samples Annie Lennox' voice. The tune is actually hard to categorize; in the beats and bass section it has an element of late eighties synth-pop/EBM to me.
The Salt Lake Mix is as fine. It also shows a slight German and Belgian influence, but comes closer to techno with its pure and subtle synth sounds. The chords have been changed completely and all of the vocal samples are dropped except for the main line 'What Can You Do For Me', which has been cut and pasted amazingly.
Trans-Europe Excess is quite nice, it just hasn't aged as well as the other two tunes here. But when the piano kicks in, it has genuine soul!