Saturday, November 20, 2010

On The Grid  

 Sometimes I get a little too hung up on whether something has already been posted somewhere else, or whether its a well known track or not etc before I will consider a record for recording and putting up on the site. I have decided to drop those pre-requisites, because whether a track is known or not is really relative to your level of sad record collector beardy'ness, and whether it is posted or not is usually relative to how many medifire or rapidshare links you are willing to click on, plus who cares anyway. I took a quick look around for this one and couldn't see it easily available, so thats good enough for me, especially considering it's, as they say in the jazz world,  a standard. 

 Lime are a well known disco pop duo from Montreal composed of husband and wife Denis and Denyse LePage. Denis was a prolific producer in the Hi NRG scene, and hence a lot of Lime records turn up in San Francisco record bins, SF being a Hi NRG city. On The Grid is in contrast to most of their releases as it is a predominantly instrumental italo jam, with a sparse vocoder vocal line. It turned up on some bootleg compilations a few years ago, but here I offer you both side of the Prism records 12", the dub and the "remix". I have never really been able to tell the difference between the remix and the dub versions, and back in the day would just play either side at random..listening now I think the 'remix' version is better.

Lime - On The Grid (remix)

Lime - On The Grid (dub version)

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4 comments: to “ On The Grid

  • November 22, 2010 at 3:32 AM  

    Also massive in Canada and Glasgow (Glasgow being the UK's Hi NRG centre in the 80s.) You still hear this on commercial radio in in the west coast of Scotland.

  • November 23, 2010 at 3:41 AM  

    Denis LePage created some amazing records and along with Blush's 'Lift Off' and 'Hot Wax' this is one of my favourites...a perfect Italo groove made in Canada.

    Currently going under the stage name "Nini No Bless"....ooh la la!

    By the way, I totally agree with Mr Black Shag that one woman's bearded obscurity is another man's 'played it to death since 1983'...a track could have been posted in five different blogs but if you have never heard of it then it matters little how many times it has been posted....

    ....also just because something was once posted in 2007 at 128kbps, it does not mean that a) the link is still working and even if the link is still 'live', many people with just a 128 rip of a track will be on the lookout for a higher quality rip anyway.

    I think the most important criteria for a track post is how much the poster loves the record, regardless of whether it was a hit all over the world in the seventies or came from a eighties private press of a 100 copies...its all about the music maannn!

  • December 8, 2010 at 6:27 PM  

    An outside perspective, this is my first time hearing this. It's great...another hair in the beard.

  • July 30, 2013 at 3:44 PM  

    Thank You.