Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Oliver: The Neptunes - Take Me Girl (18 January 1992)

Such was Peel's admiration for Culture and Joseph Hill that a track from Hill's pre-Culture outfit, The Neptunes was guaranteed a play when it turned up on the intriguing sounding compilation album Soul Defenders at Studio One which not only gathered together tracks recorded by Studio One's house band, but also individual tracks recorded by the members with other bands and solo cuts.

Take Me Girl is a long way from Two Sevens Clash, but it features some of the religious overtones found in Culture's work.  Whether you want to read it as a call to embrace religion or to embrace the love of a good woman, it's nothing less than utterly charming and delightful.

Video courtesy of italrel.

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