Wednesday, 31 December 2014
Oliver: Nu-Tekk - Pied Piper (17 November 1991)
The words "Novelty dance record" may be anathema to many right thinking people but they turned up on Peel's show with great frequency and this tune from the Sheffield collective would have made it on to my mixtape.
It's almost electronic Gaelic in tone with the penny whistle ramped up to super accelerated speed all underpinned by steel drum beats and squelchy keyboards. This should surely have been a chart hit, let alone a club hit. I can just see the potential Top of the Pops performance with the singer done up as the Pied Piper and a chorus of scantily clad rats going through their moves. I could have lent them my prop piece of cheese from 1987 had they asked.
Video courtesy of Kenny Redz.