MC 900 Ft JesusBut If You Go

Label:American Recordings – 74321 25986 1
Vinyl, 12", Maxi-Single, 33 ⅓ RPM
Genre:Electronic, Hip Hop, Jazz
Style:Soul-Jazz, Leftfield, Abstract, Poetry, Funk


A1But If You Go (Essex Mayhem)6:49
A2But If You Go (Chilled)4:47
B1But If You Go (Esperanto)5:10
B2But If You Go (Primo 1.3 Full Length)6:30

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Original versions from the American Recordings album "One Step Ahead Of The Spider". Available on compact disc 74321 24231 2.

© 1995 ℗ 1994 American Recordings
Made in the EC

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 743212598612
  • Barcode (Text): 7 4321-25986-1 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout groove, side A): 08 33136 20 1A1 259861 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout groove, side B): 08 33136 20 1B1 259861 A
  • Rights Society: BIEM / GEMA
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Label Code: LC 7181
  • Price Code (F:): BM 120
  • Other: 08-033136-20

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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But If You Go (CD, Single, Promo, Cardboard Sleeve)American RecordingsPRO-CD-7139US1994
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But If You Go (CD, Maxi-Single)American Recordings74321 25796 2Europe1995
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But If You Go (CD, Single, Card Sleeve)American Recordings74321257962Australia1995



  • pyenapple's avatar
    Edited 7 years ago
    The "Essex Mayhem" version is an odd beast: a speedy drum-n-bass version that's nearly nothing like the original song at all, but with the original vocals dropped on top of it. I can't say I like it much, but it's a valiant effort. The second remix, on the other hand, the "Chilled" version, is fantastic. It should've been the main mix on here, possibly even the single mix used in the video instead of the album version. Feels a bit more like older MC 900 Ft Jesus stuff, colder and more intense. It preserves everything great about the album version but really tightens the vibe up a great deal. The "Esperanto" version seems a tad unnecessary here — it's similar to the decent "Primo 1.3 Full Length" version, but with chopped-up vocals that sound like gibberish (hence the "esperanto" mix title). My verdict is that this single is well worth it just for the "Chilled" mix, but the other ones are decent enough in their own right. The drums on all but the Chilled version do sound pretty dated, though.


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