Apollo 440 Discography

Various She's A Woman (Apollo 440 Remix) Various - Dance Energy 2 (Comp) Virgin Television Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
Stevie Hyper-D* Teknoragga (Apollo 440 Futuristic Business Remix) Stevie Hyper-D* - Teknoragga Reverb Records (2), Reverb Records (2), Reverb Records (2) UK 1991 Sell This Version
Raw Unltd. In My Heart (Apollo 440 Mix) Raw Unltd. - In My Heart 10 Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
Banderas She Sells (Apollo 440 Mix) Banderas - She Sells (Single, Maxi) London Records, London Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
EMF Lies (Head The Ball) EMF - Lies (Maxi, Single) EMI USA US 1991 Sell This Version
U2 Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Magic Hour Remix) U2 - Mysterious Ways (Single, Maxi) Island Records UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
Latin Quarter With The Bhundu Boys* Radio Africa (Apollo 440 Remix) Latin Quarter With The Bhundu Boys* - Radio Africa (Maxi) BCM Records Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Holly Johnson The People Want To Dance (Apollo 440 Mix) Holly Johnson - The People Want To Dance MCA Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
EVOLR 3, 879 975-1, INT 879 975-1 The Moody Boys Introduce Screamer What Is Dub? (Digital Dubwise Remix) and 1 more… The Moody Boys Introduce Screamer - What Is Dub? (The KLF And Apollo 440 Remixes)(12") Love Records, Polydor, Polydor EVOLR 3, 879 975-1, INT 879 975-1 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
Scritti Politti She's A Woman (The Apollo 440 Remix) Scritti Politti - She's A Woman (Single) Virgin, Virgin Italy 1991 Sell This Version
Slow Bongo Floyd So Cool (Apollo 440 Ragga Zone Mix) and 1 more… Slow Bongo Floyd - So Cool (Single) Epic UK 1992 Sell This Version
Various Capital Of Pain (Apollo 440 Remix) Various - Give Peace A Dance Volume 3: Psychotic Reactions (Comp) Beechwood Music, Beechwood Music UK 1992 Sell This Version
U2 U2 - Even Better Than The Real Thing (Remixes) (Single, Maxi) Island Records US 1992 Sell This Version
Various Head The Ball Various - (Over A Century Of Vivisection And Anti-Vivisection) How Much Longer? (Comp) Anti-Vivisection Agency UK 1992 Sell This Version
Liz Francis Rhythm Of Life (Nice Up The Atmosphere Mix) and 1 more… Liz Francis - Rhythm Of Life (Maxi) MCA Records UK 1992 Sell This Version
TOCP-7227 Various Capital Of Pain (Apollo 440 Mix) Various - Hystelic Rave - London Techno Calling(CD, Comp) DJ: TOCP-7227 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
Deep Forest Sweet Lullaby (Apollo 440 Mix) Deep Forest - Sweet Lullaby (Single, Maxi) Columbia, Columbia Europe 1993 Sell This Version
COL 659363 6 Deep Forest Forest Hymn (Apollo Mix) Deep Forest - Forest Hymn(12") Columbia COL 659363 6 France 1993 Sell This Version
Pop Will Eat Itself R.S.V.P. (Made In Japan, Live At The Budokan Double Live Gonzo Frampton Comes Alive And Dangerous At The Filmore East Apollo 440 Remix) Pop Will Eat Itself - R.S.V.P. / Familus Horribilus (Single) Infectious Records Australia 1993 Sell This Version
Xeno Elastic Synergy It's Only Your Mind (Apollo Edit) (as Apollo) and 1 more… Xeno Elastic Synergy - It's Only Your Mind (Single) Ultrasonic Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
EK 53437 Various Blackout (U.S. '93 Remix) Various - Are You Ready To Dance? The 3rd Compilation(CD, Comp) Epic EK 53437 US 1993 Sell This Version
Kirsty MacColl Angel (Apollo 440 Remix) Kirsty MacColl - Angel (Single, Maxi) ZTT Europe 1993 Sell This Version
STOAT 001T Solo Love Can't Turn Around (Apollo 440 Remix) Solo - Love Can't Turn Around(12", Single) Stoatin' STOAT 001T UK 1993 Sell This Version
Stealth Sonic Soul Stealth Sonic Soul (Apollo 440 Mix) Stealth Sonic Soul - Stealth Sonic Soul Limbo Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
Mojo Full Fathom Five (Apollo 440 Remix) Mojo - Full Fathom Five Stress Records UK 1993 Sell This Version

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Sneaky-Peanut

Sneaky-Peanut

December 3, 2010
Apollo 440 are an odd band. At best, tracks like 'Liquid Cool' and 'Film Me And Finish Me Off' are spectacular examples of their deep, melodic techno tracks and overall individual sound. Somehow managing to incorporate guitars into every production yet still gaining a house/trance following (initially at least), @440 are unique.

At worst however, a track by Apollo 440 can make uncomfortable listening. Cheesy fanfares, guitar licks and bizarre lyrics may appear at any moment which, granted they probably haven't dated brilliantly, spoil tracks such as 'Astral America' and 'Milennium Fever'. The lyrics to many tracks to me conjure up images of Bill Bailey spoofing Kraftwerk or Portishead due to their baffling subject matter. I don't care what the sleevenotes say, the first time I heard 'I Need Something Stronger' I swear the line 'gonna make you poo!' appeared.

Their later work was decidedly more guitar-led, distancing earlier fans and almost adding a weird 'dad-rock' dimension to their work, especially when they released 'Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Dub'. Don't get me wrong, overall I love Apollo 440, 'Liquid Cool' is easily within my Top 5 pieces of music ever and 'Hold On 2 Wot U Got' (the B-side to '(Don't Fear) The Reaper') is stunning. But their lower quality tracks are slightly off-putting, and though at times amusing, I certainly would feel uncomfortable playing them in public!

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