Dave ClarkeRed 3

Label:Re-load Records – REL 952108
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


B1The Storm (Vocal)6:55
B2The Storm (Instrumental)4:33



Licensed from Deconstruction/Bush.

Some copies were pressed on red vinyl and came in a red sleeve bearing the 'Independance Records' (France) logo + address on it.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A Side Etched): REL 952108-A₂
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B Side Etched): REL 952108-B₂

Other Versions (5 of 14)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Red Three (12", 33 ⅓ RPM)Deconstruction, Bush, Deconstruction, Bush74321 306991, 74321 30699-1UK1995
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Red Three (CD, Single)Deconstruction74321 30699 2UK1995
Red Three (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo, Red)DeconstructionAKAI 3UK1995
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Red 3 (CD, Single)Re-load RecordsREL 952008Benelux1995
Red 3 (12", Red)Re-load RecordsREL 952108Belgium1995



  • cthulhu303's avatar
    At the time this was released, Dave Clarke was pretty much producing the toughest kicks around. This was no exception, pummelling audiences into submission. However, where Red 1 and 2 had hammered their way to the top of the club charts, this one did not quite reach the same summits, perhaps due to same-old, same-old effect, but also because of its much more grinding character. Sure, Thunder was designed to become another hit and did just that -- not become a hit, but another hit.
    The Storm, arguably the most interesting track on this, did get a lot of airplay too, but was probably too dark to enjoy the same success on a grand scale. The metallic bits in it were not a mere clanking on a copper pipe, but tearing sheets of stainless steel on a stormy background. Once the eardrums were bleeding, that massive kick showed up again to set fire to the floor. Survivors could then chant in unison: *

    The [Human], boil[s] with tumultuous rage,
    This warrior shall the dangerous storm assuage:
    With victories he [the strong shall] maul,
    And with [heavy] hand [smash] the rebel [wall].

    What fool so confident to say,
    That [they] shall live [an]other day?
    [With the subterranean we found (?)
    Come warriors, let us stand our ground.]

    Abstracted soul, ravished with ecstasies,
    Senseless, as it were in apathy
    Base, ignorant, and foolish multitude
    [Were Antiochus's fortitude (?)

    The burning heat of a great flame to rise,
    [Shall] lick up the water, and the enterprise.
    Poor mortals, who wait for a happy day,
    Cheer up your hearts, and hear what I shall say.

    These words may cause wonder
    But listen carefully to the distant thunder
    Each shall have his due. This is their lot;
    O he is worthy praise that shrinketh not!

    (*) Or at least try: catching verses from an Old English version of a Renaissance script was not exactly the easiest thing to do at an all-night rave. Especially considering the verses were freely hand-picked from Rabelais's works (Gargantua and Pantagruel), edited and patched together in a different order. Even today, a couple of verses remain elusive.

    This is also the only Re-load pressing in the Red series that does not come with different mixes.


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