i’m not gonna teach your boyfriend how to dance with you (the twelves remix) – black kids

Buying a single and getting remixes as B-Sides was one of the worst things about being a rock fan in the 80’s and 90’s. You’d get spoiled by some acts who would write 3 new songs to back up the A-Side. Then there was a great new single by a scorching new act out and when you went to buy it:

  1. Radio edit
  2. Extended mix
  3. Instrumental
  4. Club mix

This was never a good sign. This meant they had nothing else in the arsenal.

This only applied in rock. In Dance and Pop and all the keyboard genres it was fine. But a band. With remixes as B-Sides. They were not going to go the distance.

By the Early 2000’s B-Sides were a quaint concept and a remix for an Indie Dance crossover like Black Kids would be considered a rather exciting prospect.

And so it is with The Twelves Remix of Black Kids break  through single. I love the original version but the Twelves Mix has the echoey count off at the beginning, the Prince and the Revolution squelchy keyboard effects and just drips retro future in a really fun way.

As it was Black Kids didn’t really go the distance either. They fell from view after Hurricane Jane and I don’t recall hearing anything from them since. Still the thing about flash in the pan bands is that those flashes can be pretty bright.

 

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