Wagon Christ ‎– Tally Ho!



Fly Swat 5:11
Crazy Disco Party 5:07
Tally Ho! 4:33
Memory Towel 5:36
Shimmering Haze 6:17
Juicy Luke Vibert 2:18
Piano Playa Hata 4:57
Workout 4:53
Rendleshack 5:19
Lovely 4:08
My Organ In Your Face 5:11
Musical Box 4:30
The End 2:04

Versions (6)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDV 2863, 7243 8 46434 2 3 Wagon Christ Tally Ho!(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Personal (Stereo), Personal (Stereo) CDV 2863, 7243 8 46434 2 3 UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
V 2863, V 2683 Wagon Christ Tally Ho!(2xLP, Album) Personal (Stereo), Virgin V 2863, V 2683 UK 1998 Sell This Version
VJCP-25424 Wagon Christ Tally Ho!(CD, Album) Virgin VJCP-25424 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
ASW 6245-2, 0 1704 66245 2 7 Wagon Christ Tally Ho!(CD, Album) Astralwerks, Personal (Stereo), Astralwerks, Personal (Stereo) ASW 6245-2, 0 1704 66245 2 7 US 1998 Sell This Version
none Wagon Christ Tally Ho!(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not on label none UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
3137 Wagon Christ Tally Ho!(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music Land Records (2) 3137 Russia 1999 Sell This Version


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February 16, 2017
referencing Tally Ho!, 2xLP, Album, V 2863, V 2683
this album will be turning 20 next year. I hope some sort of repress anniversary miracle will happen. this album is definitely a classic nugget!


July 12, 2012
referencing Tally Ho!, CD, Album, ASW 6245-2, 0 1704 66245 2 7

The gentle jazz piano and strings of "Fly Swat" kicks off TALLY HO!, Wagon Christ's continued exploration of cheeky fun -- only this time on a major label. "Crazy Disco Party" doesn't quite develop, though, and the start of "Memory Towel" seems messy even by Vibert's standards, but the shininess of the title track and the dreamy scratching of "Shimmering Haze" help disguise those shortcomings. And how could you not love the ridiculously obscene of "Juicy Luke Vibert" (and though "My Organ in Your Face" sounds just as kinky, it's somewhat more literal than that)? Or the bouncy fun of "Piano Playa Hata"? "Rendleshack" throws in everything, including the kitchen sink, and it works, while the perky "Lovely" is like a private swinger's party in your ears. "Musical Box" takes a darker, acid turn. An album that definitely gets stronger as it goes on.


May 18, 2008
referencing Tally Ho!, CD, Album, CDV 2863, 7243 8 46434 2 3
Hailing from Cornwall, England, Luke Vibert started his career early by releasing a debut album with Jeremy Simmonds on Richard D. James' Rephlex Records in 1993. He then moved on to Rising High Records releasing an ambient album Phat Lab Nightmare under an alias Wagon Christ. In 1996, Luke tried his hand at drill'n'bass with an alias Plug releasing Drum 'n' Bass for Papa on Blue Planet. Luke finally landed on Astralwerks - a Virgin Records owned New York label known for main stream electronic acts such as Basement Jaxx, The Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, Future Sound of London and the likes. Tally Ho! is Vibert's sixth full length album (third under Wagon Christ moniker) to come out on Astralwerks in 1998. Luke's sound fits in nicely alongside the friends and artists that defined the late 90's electronica, such as Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, µ-ziq and Cylob. "Together they assimilated such diverse elements as hip hop beats and drum & bass into the more eccentric take on electronica they tweaked, and kick-started a virtual insurrection in sound around the world," notes journalist Andrez Bergen. Tally Ho! is a perfect example of more stylistic exploration under the electronica umbrella, where jungle meets trip-hop, and new genres emerge. The sound is upbeat, confident and playful at the same time. Luke's other notable aliases among the many are Kerrier District, Amen Andrews and Ace of Clubs with a deep discography on defining labels such as Warp, Ninja Tune and Planet-µ. In 2007 Luke collaborated with Jean-Jacques Perrey on Moog Acid project for Lo Recordings. I think I did more name-dropping in this review than talk about the music, but I trust you get the idea. Five stars for this one.


April 24, 2004
referencing Tally Ho!, 2xLP, Album, V 2863, V 2683

God, where do I start? This is one of the definitive points in the 1990s musical soundscape. In a decade that ran the gamut from ultra-depressing lows (Nirvaner and Bush - the band, not the President, though he too was an ultra-depressant) to stark-raving HIGHS such as this one, and I of course left a good many of both out, this is a defining point in 1990s music. Many will find it just too damn happy and positive for their Prozac-inflicted tastes, but fuck them - the world needs much MUCH more music like this. A sparkling array of top-quality musicianship and dazzling production polish, this is what a good finished musical product should sound like. I've said it so many damn times I'm already blue in the face, but Luke Vibert is a musical genius! He is accomplished in the art of effective drum pattern-building, he knows and skillfully applies melodies and flawless composition and actually utilizes the proper elements of music arrangement such as (gasp!) chord changes, and his knowledge of effective bassline composition puts him up there with some of the most accomplished bass players. Yes, he is a prodigy and this release really effectively shows it. As I stated earlier, many will disagree, but piss on them - this is music for those who are comfortable with happiness and know love and joy. Nirvaner and Bush were the soundtrack for the Prozac Generation. Lest I forget that all-time classic band Smashing Pumpkins - think about it - Smashing Pumpkins - that's what kids do when they throw a temper tantrum, they smash things and break them. Real mature. And Billy Corgin's voice? Huh - uh, yeah. I always thought he sounded like an overgrown little boy who was fighting off tears after losing an argument with the class nerd. Musically? Ever see them live? Yeah. The guy had no talent. That's why this album was a definitive moment of the 1990s. We needed something to reverse the phase of all that freakin' Prozac music! Not all of us are totally depressed, Billy. We need Luke Viberts to give us something to smile about. Thank God Luke was there for us!