A Homeboy, A Hippie & A Funki Dredd ‎– Total Confusion

Label:
Tam Tam Records ‎– TTT 031
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Stickered Sleeve
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Tracklist

A Total Confusion (Confusion Mix) 5:36
B1 Total Confusion (Heavenly Mix) 7:19
B2 Total Confusion (Reprise) 2:16

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Notes

Packaged in a generic Tam Tam sleeve.

Distributed by Pacific Records
Copyright Control
℗ © 1990 Tam Tam / Savage Records Ltd.
Made in England

Incidental information:

On the promo, B1 has the mix name 'Mellow Mix'.

Track A samples:
Vocal from Original Concept - Total Confusion
Vocal from Public Enemy - Bring The Noise
Vocal from Iggy Pop - African Man
Vocal from The Jonzun Crew - Space Is The Place
Dialogue from the film Fast Times At Ridgemont High
Vocal from Afrika Bambaataa - Renegades Of Funk

Track B1 samples:
Vocal from Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Hey-Uh What You Say Come On
Vocal from Afrika Bambaataa - Renegades Of Funk

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 017078 009564
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Etchings Side A): DAMONT J TTT 031 A-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Etchings Side B): DAMONT TTT 031 B-2

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Steveo33837

Steveo33837

August 2, 2016
C'mon feel the bass 'cos London's here... HHFD hit the spot. Two mixes for me - the Confusion mix is the rap version which is pretty good + probably more well known. Heavenly mix is the one... the chord like intro, chopped beats + Cubik like break. Tunes like this were forming the London underground music scene... classic old skool.
djease

djease

October 20, 2014
Classic. Hip house met rave and they gave birth to this little breakbeat number.
3y3_HERt_Wax

3y3_HERt_Wax

February 7, 2014
<< nods to Iggy Pop.
ian_s

ian_s

January 14, 2014
The Hip-Hop samples on Total Confusion were the idea of Caspar Pound, it was made on their first day together in the studio. It was inspired by 808 State's Cubik. Tony Winter was Marc Williams' flatmate at the time. and after the track was made he took it to Tony to listen to for advice. Tony then joined and became the front man of the group. The track reached #56 in the UK chart.
barticle

barticle

January 20, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
Total Confusion is a proper underground rave classic from back in the day ...or rather it's two classics for the price of one! The Confusion Mix is the heavier version with a slammin' low-120's breakbeat, thrashy rave stabs and a cut-up shouted "total confusion!" sample. These are joined by the distinctive Native American stylee whoops, Chuck D's "radio stations..." sample and of course the relentless "c'mon feel the bass cos London's here!" rap.

It's the aptly-named Heavenly Mix that really does it for me though. This version simply takes the breakbeat and the gorgeous trance-line (from under the rap) from the A-side, punctuating them occasionally with the thrashy stabs, to make a superb track - proving the theory that "less is more". I don't know much music theory but whatever chord sequence they used on that trance riff makes it totally haunting and moving - it catches me every time. The middle two minutes of the track are a bit sparse but I can forgive HHFD for that, they put together an awesome single here.