Theo ParrishOveryohead

Label:Sound Signature – SS006
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Stereo
Style:Deep House


BDance Of The Drunken Drums9:08

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Repressed in 2013, label prints look faded or copied compared to the first pressing. Also repressed in 2016.

A: 117.5 / B: 115.5

Duration and BPM not printed on the record.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): SS 006-A NSC
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): SS 006-B NSC



  • OCCIDENTAL's avatar
    I first heard "Dance Of The Drunken Drums" back in 2000... on Australian public radio. It was like a college radio station or their NPR.
    I actually have it recorded on cassette, as I'd sometimes record the radio. I recall the radio dj's voice was so low-key and cool, and when he said the artist's name: Theo Parrish, that was all I needed to deep dive into the house music that instantly resonated with me. This was my way in. This was jazz. I'd mostly dismissed house music previously because I'd never heard it presented with such artful grace. Such depth.
    That experience changed my life. It was one of those moments that not only inspired me to seek out this music, but also my ability to 'hear' was heightened. It literally upped my game. Sometimes one track is all it takes.
    Many of Theo Parrish's early tracks massage my soul, move my feet, and transport my mind to another dimension. For me, it all starts here.
    • AreaChild's avatar
      anyone know what this track samples? Baby Ford Westway is built around a very similar piano riff
      • tjtownend's avatar
        cant believe this came out in 1999, hasnt aged a bit, incredible
        • accoutrements's avatar
          This also got repressed in early 2016, sounds great! Thanks for the reissue.
          • marylolajane's avatar
            I love this record. My absolute favorite. <3 warm blanket in the snow feeling
            • Shaneski75's avatar
              Edited 8 years ago
              Absolutley superb in every possible way - a genius at work enjoy the fruits of his labour, you can feel the incredible amount of detail he put into this by just simply being alive - peace and love yo
              I Cherish this record
              • music_hello's avatar
                If you dont`t think it`s good you are not on the right mood
                • MojoChow01's avatar
                  I had this 2013 repress on a TT in a shop, but i wasn't diggin Theo at the time so gave it back to the shop assistant - he had a furrowed brow, i understand why now. And now i find that is is not on the Japanese CD reissue of Sound Signature Sound, dance of the drunken drums is the tune i need, haven't quite got into overyohead, fairly gutted.
                  • selectajones's avatar
                    As mentioned in the description above, the label printing seems to be the only noticeable difference between the 2013 repress and earlier pressings. My older copy had a high quality printed glossy label, the 2013 label is not the same quality at all - in fact it looks like a pretty poor quality bootleg! (it's not obviously.) Think the labels are the same quality on all the Sound Signature represses, and that's a reasonable concession for the artist to make in my opinion.

                    Btw, I went into Sounds of the Universe right after this had been reissued, the whole time I was browsing they had this record playing just flipping it over and waiting for people to come ask what it was and take a copy. I asked, they said they'd been doing it all day! Big love for Theo!
                    • Johnny_Palermo's avatar
                      Edited 10 years ago
                      I can really get the point to repress records having a huge demand. It makes the music available to those who missed the record at it's time and it gains some money for the artist as well. Nothing wrong with this.
                      What I can't get is that collectible records are repressed one-to-one, making it unpossible to distinguish wether it's original press or repress. This just destroys the collectible appeal of the record and finally the development of prices. Bad luck for those who purchased the original for a huge amount of money just to find out that exactly the same record can be bought for the regular price a little time later. Changing the design of the label would solve this situation as it happen to be done on represses before. This here is just ridiculous from a collector's point of view!


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