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The Wah Wah Version | Wah Wah 45s

The Wah Wah Version | Wah Wah 45s

 Wah Wah 45s celebrate the joy of the cover version! The label has always
had a keen ear for a re-working of a classic piece of music, whether it
be an unexpected brass take of a soft rock or hip hop cut from Hackney
Colliery Band, or a sultry rendition of a soul nugget from Stac, with
the only conditions being that the cover takes the original piece of
music somewhere new, fresh and exciting.

The label’s 15thanniversary seemed like a good time to not only re-visit
a number of very canny covers from over the years, but to throw in a
couple of new and exclusive ones for good measure too and as a way of
saying thank you for all your support over the last decade and a half.
So, as well as well loved renditions of Bill Withers’ The Same Love That
Made Me Laugh from Ashley Thomas and Part-Time Heroes’ gorgeous
re-imagining of The Boss’ Dancing In The Dark, you get a spine-tingling,
pitch shifting, electronica flavoured take of Rose Royce’s ballad
Wishing On A Star from Stac x Blue Daisy and The Gene Dudley Group’s
fierce dance floor funk version of Richard “Groove” Holmes No Trouble On
The Mountain (itself a Wah Wah 45s release back in the day!) featuring
the rasping vocals of Annie Frankenstein.
Add to that Lea Lea’s recent cover of Talking Heads’ Psycho Killer,
Scrimshire’s updating of Tammi Terrell’s version of All I Do, with Stac
on vocal duties, as well as club classics from Henri-Pierre Noel, Bev
Lee Harling, Alister Johnson and a couple of big hitters from Hackney
Colliery Band and you’ve got one heavyweight haul of version excursions
on your hands.


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