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Best of EMF: Epsom Mad Funkers
     

The Best of EMF: Epsom Mad Funkers

by EMF
 

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Regrettably, England's EMF had been seared with the curse of premature victory, sometimes belting out "Unbelievable" two or three times per show, and many assumed they'd be forever damned to run from their own success until the day they took off their long shorts and cut their hair. But Epsom Mad Funkers, an emphatic and touching tribute

Overview

Regrettably, England's EMF had been seared with the curse of premature victory, sometimes belting out "Unbelievable" two or three times per show, and many assumed they'd be forever damned to run from their own success until the day they took off their long shorts and cut their hair. But Epsom Mad Funkers, an emphatic and touching tribute with new songs and a second disc of remixes, proves that what saved them from disaster was an anarchic instinct for just how to nail together the flotsam and jetsam of late-20th century chart music without sounding totally contrived. One moment you could get "Girl of an Age," the great, cherubic baggy anthem that never was, the next you'd be swimming about in megalomaniac, brain-rammed funk ("Perfect Day," "They're Here") or even a sort of facetious revelry, such as the live classic "EMF," which would rather stack up stylistic Lego blocks and smash them to pieces than try to mimic the picture on the box. For better or worse, nobody else sounded like this. They weren't the Happy Mondays, they weren't Take That -- in the end perhaps the only band in history to sound like both.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/24/2003
Label:
Emi Europe Generic
UPC:
0724353265328
catalogNumber:
5326532

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

EMF   Primary Artist
P.P. Arnold   Background Vocals
Claudia Fontaine   Background Vocals
James Atkin   Vocals
Derry Brownson   Keyboards
Mark de Cloedt   Drums
Ian Dench   Guitar
Zac Foley   Bass

Technical Credits

Martin Bisi   Engineer
EMF   Producer
Iggy Pop   Composer
Orbital   Producer,Remixing
Dave Bascombe   Remixing
Ralph Jezzard   Producer
Bruce Lampcov   Producer
Clive Martin   Producer
Pascal Gabriel   Producer
J.G. Thirlwell   Producer,Remixing
James Williamson   Composer
James Atkin   Composer,Producer
Derry Brownson   Composer
Mark de Cloedt   Composer
Ian Dench   Composer,Producer
Zac Foley   Composer
Dust Brothers   Producer,Remixing
Chris   Producer
Wil Malone   String Arrangements

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