Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Cool As Ice

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No, this isn't the theme song to Vanilla Ice's '91 movie opus, I just couldn't do that to you. At least, not yet.

Rather it's the much cooler '83 Factory Records release of 52nd Street's "Cool As Ice". I totally love this early 80s, basement sounding, british electro/r'n'b. This track also got special treatment from Jellybean Benitez, which makes it 'twice as nice'. The second single is a chill dub version of the original.

52nd Street - Cool As Ice
52nd Street - Twice As Nice

Live version of "Cool As Ice".

"Fly on the wall" short film shot in Factory's Strawberry Studio with New Order's Stephen Morris and engineer Chris Nagle recording 52nd Streets hit "Can't Afford"

and last but not least, the totally tuff video for "Can't Afford".


Anonymous Bosch said...

"Can't Afford" is one of my favorites from that era. Thanks for posting the "making of" video! This is blog is the best I've seen in a long time. Keep up the good work.

Daniel G. Sardi said...

haha, that animated gif is so strange and intriguing! Love the song, and the animation. Wondering where you got it from...

tommy boy said...

I made that gif from this youtube clip from a 1986 German ski film called "Fire & Ice". It's a total trip! enjoy the clip