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Major ProblemsThe Effects Can Last Forever

Label:Nu Groove Records – NG 052
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Style:Breakbeat, Techno, Deep House


This Side
A1Overdose (The Final Trip)
A2Flashbacks (Version)
That Side
B1The Rush (Freakout Mix)
B2Paranoia (The Bad Trip)

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Programmed and engineered at On-One Studios, Queens, New York

Thanx to: Mr. C and Dance FM, Marke Mark, Vinyl Zone, Dad, KLF, Heaven, Trevor, Fabio, Victor S, For The Record, Step One, Eddie, D. Clark, Lord Mike, Time Taylor

Track A1 "Overdose" samples the bassline of Adonis - No Way Back.
Track B1 "The Rush" samples Yello's - Bostich. And samples De La Souls's - Say no Go

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching): NG-052A F/W MJS
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching): NG 052B F/W MJS
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Label): NG 052A

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Effects Can Last Forever (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Test Pressing)Nu Groove RecordsNG 052US1990


ladycfunk's avatar
Joey Beltram, Lenny Dee, Ralphie Dee & friends at one of their peaks!! The entire 4 tracks r-o-c-k-h-a-r-d..'90...'20 eternal
archivarious's avatar
A slightly different version or repress/reissue exist "The Crate Diggers-Ultimate Trax Vol. 1" with a different tracklist including mixes by Frankie Bones.
Mexile's avatar
Great record. I mean, it owes so much to Adonis for that driving bassline. But I love what they did with it. A firm favourite from back in the rave days.
Inksplash's avatar
theres also a cheeky beatles sample .. from the white album .. providing the intro to Overdose' the final trip ..
Fernand8's avatar
Rush also samples: Yellow Magic Orchestra and De La Soul.
enabler's avatar
This would be a great candidate for the latest of the Nu Groove reissues that have been popping up in the last year
Alain_Patrick's avatar
Edited 14 years ago
Major Problems, a seminal project by Lenny Dee and Ralphie Dee, figures among the Nu Groove's most influential releases. On that matter, Lenny D. declared: "I was in a very strange place, experiencing ecstasy for the first time. The UK government ran an advert with a guy attached to a life support machine with the slogan "The Effects Can Last Forever". This poster & billboard was all over the United Kingdom. Needless to say, I thought it was fuckin great, as I was totally into X".

Ralphie dee & Lenny Dee were producing, but Lenny's studio was not yet ready to mix tracks - so Frank Mendez from Nu Groove suggested a studio from a kid named Joey Beltram where he was signing some of his early freestyle tunes. Frank hooked them up & they (Lenny Dee & Ralphie Dee) made their first teckno tracks in Joey's studio. The tunes were made up of digital synths & drum samples from their drum machines. They used Lenny Dee's Rolland Juno Alpha 1 and the M1 Korg to name a couple, and also sampled their analogue bass line to give a loop type feel (which was after copied by other artists such as Puff Daddy).

The most well-known track of this EP, "Overdose (The Final Trip)", sampled 'Adonis - No Way Back's bass line, and was at the same time sampled by Ben Sims, Phil Vernol & Rob Jarvis' "Killa Bite 1 EP".