Shut Up And Dance – Death Is Not The End (1992) (CD) (FLAC + 320 kbps)
The group was formed in 1988 in Stoke Newington, London, England by Philip ‘PJ’ Johnson and Carl ‘Smiley’ Hyman. In 1990, they made the lower end of the UK chart with two singles, “£20 To Get In” and “Lamborghini”, both released on their own record label, Shut Up and Dance Music.
In 1992, they reached No. 43 with their double A-side single “Autobiography Of A Crackhead” / “The Green Man”, before hitting the headlines in May of that year when they released “Raving I’m Raving”. The track is based on Marc Cohn’s hit single “Walking in Memphis”, but the sample had not been given clearance. The single soared to No. 2 in the UK Singles Chart, but was then quickly banned, causing the single to plummet to No. 15 the following week, before leaving the chart completely. Proceeds from the single were ordered to be given to charity. The German dance group, Scooter reached No. 33 in 1996 when they covered the track as “I’m Raving”.
Shut Up and Dance released one further single from their Death Is Not The End album, “The Art Of Moving Butts”, which featured singer Erin. The album itself reached No. 38 in the UK Albums Chart in June 1992. In 1995, they made the chart with two further singles, including the No. 25 hit “Save It ‘Til The Mourning After”, sampling Duran Duran’s “Save a Prayer” whilst retaining its original chorus.
Death Is Not the End (4:11)
Raving I’m Raving (feat. Peter Bouncer) (remix) (4:20)
Autobiography of a Crackhead (acoustic version) (5:41)
Cape Fear (4:16)
Here Comes a Different Type of Rap Track, Not the Usual 4 Bar Loop Crap (2:57)
The Green Man (6:11)
Java Bass (feat. The Ragga Twins) (3:48)
So What You Smoking? (3:38)
Blue Colour Climax (4:17)
Pure White Black Life (feat. Ade) (7:21)
The Art of Moving Butts (4:09)
Down the Barrel of a Gun (3:50)
My C-Lab Crashed and Did This (4:38)