S'Express ‎– Superfly Guy

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Superfly Guy was the second S-Express single to be released in July 1988 after their famous 'Theme From'.
The band decided to change their group name as S'Xpress on limited promotional 12" pre-releases & S'Express for the commercial editions.
Originally recorded in january 1988, Superfly Guy reached #5 in the UK singles chart during the summer.

Tracklist

Platform 1
Superfly Guy
Platform 2
Lolly-Pop
Funky Killer

Versions (44)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LEFT 28T S'Express Superfly Guy(12", Gre) Rhythm King Records LEFT 28T UK 1988 Sell This Version
TORSO 12080 S'Express Superfly Guy (Limited Edition Remix)(12") Torso TORSO 12080 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
LEFT R28T S'Express Superfly Guy (Limited Edition Remix)(12", Ltd) Rhythm King Records LEFT R28T UK 1988 Sell This Version
LEFT R28T S'Express Superfly Guy (Limited Edition Remix)(12", Ltd) Rhythm King Records LEFT R28T UK 1988 Sell This Version
80418 S'Express Superfly Guy (Limited Edition Remix)(12", Ltd) Rhythm King Records, Virgin 80418 France 1988 Sell This Version
LEFT R28T S'Express Superfly Guy (Limited Edition Remix)(12", Maxi, Ltd) Rhythm King Records, Rough Trade LEFT R28T Germany 1988 Sell This Version
LEFT R28T S'Express Superfly Guy (Limited Edition Remix)(12", TP) Rhythm King Records LEFT R28T UK 1988 Sell This Version
30198 S'Express Superfly Guy (Limited Edition Remix)(CD, Single, Ltd) Virgin, Rhythm King Records 30198 France 1988 Sell This Version
LEFT 28T, 12028 S'Express Superfly Guy(12") Rhythm King Records, Rhythm King Records LEFT 28T, 12028 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
80389 S'Express Superfly Guy(12") Rhythm King Records 80389 France 1988 Sell This Version
C1 75233 S'Express Superfly Guy(12") Capitol Records C1 75233 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
V-15409 S'Express Superfly Guy(12") Capitol Records V-15409 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
LEFT 28T S'Express Superfly Guy(12") Rhythm King Records LEFT 28T Scandinavia 1988 Sell This Version
LEFT 28T S'Express Superfly Guy(12") Rhythm King Records LEFT 28T Spain 1988 Sell This Version
TORSO 12076 S'Express Superfly Guy(12") Torso TORSO 12076 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
V-15409 S'Express Superfly Guy(12") Capitol Records V-15409 US 1988 Sell This Version
LEFTX 28 S'Express Superfly Guy(12") Rhythm King Records LEFTX 28 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
TDS 485 S'Express Superfly Guy(12") Possum TDS 485 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
V-15409 S-Express* Superfly Guy(12") Capitol Records V-15409 US 1988 Sell This Version
LEFT 28T S'Express Superfly Guy(12", Maxi, Promo, W/Lbl) Rhythm King Records LEFT 28T Germany 1988 Sell This Version
LEFT 28TP S'Xpress* Superfly Guy(12", Promo) Rhythm King Records LEFT 28TP UK 1988 Sell This Version
SPRO-79432, SPRO-79433 S-Express* Superfly Guy(12", Promo) Capitol Records, Capitol Records SPRO-79432, SPRO-79433 US 1988 Sell This Version
V-15409 S'Express Superfly Guy(12", Pur) Capitol Records V-15409 US 1988 Sell This Version
V-15409 S-Express* Superfly Guy(12", Single, W/Lbl, mis) Capitol Records V-15409 US 1988 Sell This Version
LEFT 28T S'Express Superfly Guy(12", Yel) Rhythm King Records LEFT 28T UK 1988 Sell This Version
TORSO 70076, 70076 S'Express Superfly Guy(7") Torso, Torso TORSO 70076, 70076 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
LEFT 28 S'Express Superfly Guy(7") Rhythm King Records LEFT 28 Ireland 1988 Sell This Version
104927, LEFT 28 S'Express Superfly Guy(7") Possum Records, Rhythm King Records 104927, LEFT 28 Australasia 1988 Sell This Version
LEFT 28 S'Express Superfly Guy(7") Rhythm King Records LEFT 28 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
P-B-44225, B-44225, X64054A S'Express, S-Express* S'Express, S-Express* - Superfly Guy(7", Promo) Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Rhythm King Records P-B-44225, B-44225, X64054A US 1988 Sell This Version
LEFT 28 S'Express Superfly Guy(7", S/Sided, Promo) Mute LEFT 28 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
LEFT 28 S'Express Superfly Guy(7", Single) Rhythm King Records LEFT 28 UK 1988 Sell This Version
B-44225 S'Express Superfly Guy(7", Single) Capitol Records B-44225 US 1988 Sell This Version
LEFT 28 S'Express Superfly Guy(7", Single) Rhythm King Records LEFT 28 Sweden 1988 Sell This Version
90447 S'Express Superfly Guy(7", Single) Rhythm King Records 90447 France 1988 Sell This Version
LEFT 28 S'Express Superfly Guy(7", Single) Rhythm King Records LEFT 28 UK 1988 Sell This Version
LEFT 28, 45028 S'Express Superfly Guy(7", Single) Rhythm King Records, Rhythm King Records LEFT 28, 45028 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
LEFT 28 S'Express Superfly Guy(7", Single, Jukebox) Rhythm King Records LEFT 28 UK 1988 Sell This Version
90447 S'Express Superfly Guy(7", TP) Rhythm King Records 90447 France 1988 Sell This Version
30169 S'Express Superfly Guy(CD, Maxi) Virgin 30169 France 1988 Sell This Version
CD 576 S'Express Superfly Guy(CD, Maxi) Torso, Rhythm King Records CD 576 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
LEFT 28CD S'Express Superfly Guy(CD, Single) Rhythm King Records LEFT 28CD UK 1988 Sell This Version
4BX-44225 S-Express* Superfly Guy(Cass, Single) Capitol Records 4BX-44225 US 1988 Sell This Version
VG 2119 Z S'Express Superfly guy(12", Maxi) Virgin Greece VG 2119 Z Greece 1988 Sell This Version

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chipchester

chipchester

May 1, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Superfly Guy, 12", Gre, LEFT 28T
The Drum Break on ''Funky Killer'' is taken from 'Quiller - Quiller' UK 7' on BBC Records 1975!
Hanuman1

Hanuman1

April 7, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Superfly Guy, 12", LEFT 28T, 12028

What a great track on a B-Side!!! Check out "Funky Killer", still great, time
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moogacid

moogacid

April 1, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Superfly Guy (Limited Edition Remix), 12", Ltd, LEFT R28T
An all-round wicked 12". Obviously the Fluffy Bagel mix is the real attention-grabber, but Peter Ford puts some sterling work in on the much-overlooked version on the flip.
Theme from Funky Killer is also dope...proto trip hop madness : )
djbonf

djbonf

March 17, 2011
referencing Superfly Guy, 12", Gre, LEFT 28T
Samples: Vivien Vee "Give me a break" (break) & Bt Express "Discotizer" (vocals)
pointblnk

pointblnk

August 24, 2005
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Superfly Guy (Limited Edition Remix), 12", Ltd, LEFT R28T

The 'Fluffy Bagel mix' is an excellent acidic reworking of the original, and still sounds fresh today. Mark McGuire strips the track down to the "Superfly guy" vocal hooks, adds some bubbling 303s and mechanical drum patterns, whilst maintaining quality production.

Superb party music to keep people dancing and smiling, without a whiff of cheese.
christheboy

christheboy

December 31, 2001
referencing Superfly Guy, 12", Gre, LEFT 28T
As per the 12" version of "Theme from S'Express", this longer mix of "Superfly guy" includes a couple of pervy samples around the middle section. It ends with a sample of a Texas radio broadcast - "…ain't nothing going on" and is a work of genius. "Lollypop", on the b-side, is based around a repeated sample of a voice saying "suck it", which is juxtaposed against various sampled "replies" such as "no thank you" or "okay, I will". The track was reworked as "Blow me another lollypop" on the first S'Express album "Original soundtrack" (Rhythm King, LEFT8, 1988), although I prefer this version. "Funky killer" is built around a taut two-note bassline, with some sinister ambient effects on top .
christheboy

christheboy

December 31, 2001
referencing Superfly Guy (Limited Edition Remix), 12", Ltd, LEFT R28T
The end section of this remix, introduced by Mark Moore himself, can be heard on the Bomb The Bass album "Into the dragon" (Rhythm King DOOD1, 1988) between the tracks "Megablast" and "Shake it".