The Throwback Tuesday weekly post is a opportunity for me to revisit the good, cheesy, forgotten or essential parts of music, film, tv and books from my childhood, the past few years or the generations/eras/works of art that have influenced my life in some way.
This week’s track comes to you via a recommenation/suggestion to me a couple of weeks ago. As the track was just recommended to me I couldn’t say I’d ever heard of it before but made a note to check it out. After checking it out however I realised I had heard it before and probably the majority of you have too and like me you just don’t know the name of the act or song.
The All Seeing I – The Best Goes On
Released in 1998, this track went on to be a mainstream success for the band. The track itself is a remixed cover of a Sonny Bono song but here the band have used female vocals from Buddy Rich’s version of the track and merged them together to create their own version. If the 90’s were all about remixes and covers in dance/mainstream chart music then this is a great example of not just that way of making music but creating something catchy that would turn out to be successful.
Before doing some research for this piece I didn’t know that The All Seeing I are actually from Sheffield. They were a collective of 3 guys, Dean Honer, Jason Buckle and DJ Parrot aka Richard Barratt, who have worked with quite a few big names over the years including Tony Christie, Jarvis Cocker and Phil Oakey to name a few.
‘The Beat Goes On’ was released in 1998 by The All Seeing I, gaining a chart position of number 11 and features on their debut album ‘Pickled Eggs and Sherbet’ released a year later in 1999.