Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Going Going Gone
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
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The remixes have left the station
J. Derek Reardon | KC, MO, USA | 05/26/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Going, Going, Gone" was the second single released off of Information Society's third album "Peace and Love, Inc." One of my favorite songs off that release, InSoc had some interesting mixes executed, and they included an awesome non-album track. The LP Version is taken right off of Peace and Love, Inc., but that's okay since there are 5 more mixes on this release. The Mannequins Mix (6:49) is pretty much the song with only the percussion, vocals, and a cheesy sounding synth that is added for the chordal progressions. While not earth shattering, the remixers do execute some cool effects with the bridges. The Mindwarp Mix (6:35) is club friendly spacey techno fare, although it is still a tad shallow and is more suitable for ambient background music than for raving. The 5 minute LP Version of "Strength" is a non-album track that really shreds and has an awesome edge and dance hooks - this is no B-side and should have been on the album. Then we get to the Saber Vocal Mix (4:15) which gets rocking with pumped up electric guitars and edged vocals. This version is reminiscent of Killing Joke and really speeds you along a great thrash ride. I am not fond of the trance style, and thus I am not impressed with the Trance Mix (6:24). However, it is club friendly, and it would make a great backdrop for a scene where people are milling about being served drinks. A few people might head out to the dance floor to enjoy this one. The Strange Dub (6:31) is very similar to the Trance Mix in its beat, orchestration, and overall feel. However, it loses the vocals, and hence any cohesion or resemblance to the original song at all. I have always been disappointed that InSoc departed from the remixing styles from their first album. However, this single does show some more depth in coverage of styles. I will typically pull this one out to enjoy a good thrash with "Strength" and the Saber Vocal Mix. I give the release a weak 4 star rating, mainly because I do have the urge every now and again to listen to this single when I want to hear edgy InSoc, and the packaging art is visually cool As a recommendation, this is really a release for InSoc fans. There really isn't any brilliance here for those into the techno, rave, or industrial dance scenes. These are just pretty decent remixes executed for InSoc, and you really have to like InSoc to appreciate this CD single. Bonus: For you InSoc hounds, the first CD single released from Peace and Love, Inc. was its title track (TBCD 544). Tracks include the LP Version, Passion Mix, "To the City" (from the album), Disco Mosh Pit Mix, and Radio Remix. The Passion Mix (5:50) takes a harsh house techno groove that is a surefire dance floor filler. The Disco Mosh Pit Mix (4:29) is a throw down rave mix sure to have you bobbing along to the beat. The Radio Remix is shortened version of the Passion Mix. For some reason, I remember I initially didn't like these mixes. But on this most recent listen, I find that, given the right mood, this CD could really hit the spot. A 4 star release, InSoc as well as early 90s clubbing music fans would enjoy having this rarity."