Bam Boo*It's All In Your Mind

Label:Fourth Floor Records – FF 487
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


AIt's All In Your Mind (This Mix)
BIt's All In Your Mind (That Mix)

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℗ 1987
Northcott Music BMI
Recorded at N.C.P. Studios, N.Y.
Mfg. & Dist. by Northcott Productions Ltd. NYC 10018

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  • Matrix / Runout (Label A-side): FF 487AS
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B-side): FF 487BS
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etchings side A): FF 487 A C S B ♪♪
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etchings side B): FF 487 B
  • Rights Society: BMI

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It's All In Your Mind (12", 45 RPM, Test Pressing)Fourth Floor RecordsFF 487US1987



  • wwaterrfallz's avatar
    Edited 2 years ago
    damn this record was light years ahead of its time
    • HANKYDJ's avatar
      Essential Fourth Floor release. Manchester DJ Stu Allen had a great show on Piccadilly FM sunday nights. It was the best show in the North of England at the time. Soul, Hip Hop and House ruled and he devoted an hour to these styles. The last hour the "House Hour" was what i was excited about and had nothing but upfront House mainly USA releases. This track stayed in his chart for weeks on end. If you were like me the link between House and early Electro was simple as i loved dancing to it and it oozed with Soul. The Ecstasy Culture was now bubbling up across the UK in small clubs and Raves were on the horizon - for me it was in those infamous Blackburn Warehouses were i would hear this on a proper system. It was one of those releases that obviously resonated with the Underground scene that was building at the time.
      I still have Stu's voice in my head reading out these charts with a Bob James breakbeat sampled track in the background.
      • 8892sales's avatar
        I wholly agree with others about this release. This must be one of Lenny Dee's and Tommy Musto's most underrated productions. It's most definitely their best under the Bamboo name in my opinion. Light years ahead of the other Bamboo releases.

        Yes. I'm biased. Very biased. Biased because I love old school 1980s Electro & some of the late '80s Freestyle, in particular, the rougher and tougher underground sounds from the likes of Musto / Dee / Bones / Minutemen / Bad Boy orchestra / Norty Cotto etc etc (not that campy vocal commercial dance stuff by the way. Let's get that part straight). As others have already said, this is heavily influenced from the Electro style (with the samples) and the beat structure.

        A lot of early House music did fit well with Electro in the '80s before it went very garagey and commercial in the '90s. Not only that. Many people forget or do not realise that the producers of this record were involved in the Electro Hip Hop sound from at least the mid '80s. Maybe look into The Dynamic Duo Featuring Shaquan ‎- Knights Of The Turntables for some insight. Lenny Dee. Well it must be the same one surely? Was the DJ scratching auteur guesting on the ones and twos. Tommy Musto was involved in production and one or two other familiar NYC names aswell. These guys knew how to program, arrange and layer their beats from way back.

        P.S. I believe the Dave Pearce Dance show on Radio London in the mid 1980s where the DOC first heard the tracks being mashed up was called the 'Pearce Posse'. Please don't quote me on that though.
        • MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73's avatar
          Edited 6 years ago
          Bam Boo* ‎– It's All In Your Mind. Finally tracked this down after 30-year search! When I was 15 I recorded a Dave Pearce radio show that played Hip Hop. I cannot remember the name of the show but it will come to me) .Anyway halfway through the show DJ R.J. Scratch (Roger Johnson ) does a small mix up of some tunes and this was included. He mixed up two copies of this, cutting back in fourth only using the first few bars i.e. the beats, Kraftwerk sample (the track off of the Electro Cafe lp?), the twinkling high pitched chimes and the bass line. So no wonder I couldn't find this tune for love or money as its actually a House track (but then again I'd call this Electro/Freestyle too). Also in 1990 I played the track to a few of the record shop owners in the London record shops and they didn't know either. It's amazing stumbling on tunes and finally getting that wow buzz! Thanks to 8892sales you diamond geezah! (hardcore acid house ted) ;)
          • randyj's avatar
            Quality electro record with Kraftwerk samples. Top notch for 1987 and holds up very well.
            • DigitizeThis's avatar
              A must have in any 80s house collection!
              • orangespring's avatar
                This is a very underated track from Bamboo , with a couple of tracks under their belt, tommy musto & lenny dee released "It's all in your mind" on fourth floor records, with it's tiny kraftwerk sample & it's amazing groove & bassline it stands just as proud of all the house music that was being released at the time. Ahead of it's time & a gem of a track - Enjoy.


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