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 (The Final Trip)," samples the bassline from Adonis' "No Way Back."
Track B1: "The Rush (Freakout Mix)," samples Yello's "Bostich," and De La Soul'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
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The Effects Can Last Forever (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Reissue)Orange WedgeOW005-PWVItaly2023



  • Night_Waves's avatar
    INFO: Esta referencia se vendió en todo el mundo con portada genérica.. No existe portada oficial para este vinilo.

    INFO: This reference was sold worldwide with a generic cover. There is no official cover for this vinyl.
    • 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 16 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".


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