The Dirty Dozen with Mick Collins: Part 2



Here's part 2 in Mick's selection - a fucking belter it is too.

#2 "Scorpio" - Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band

"You folks can wibble on all you like about the 'Amen Break', and how it changed the course of British History, and opened up new vistas in electronic dance music and all that, but I've never cared for Drum 'n' Bass all that much. I mean, I flipped like everybody else the first time I heard 4 Hero, but I never thought it was anything to base a *club night* around...

D&B is fine as an intellectual construct, but it's never been very big here in Detroit, mainly because there's not enough *butt* in it for us. We like a Big Strong Beat up in here, and D&B, with all its jittery, skittery high BPMs, just doesn't have what it takes to move us. Now 'Scorpio', on the other hand, is the very thing: After about a minute and a half of some damn funky guitar choogle, the rhythm section ('Pistol' Pete Allen, Bongo Brown, and Jack Ashford a.k.a. Tambourine Avatar), basically the Almighty Funk Brothers of Motown Records fame, open up on THE MIGHTIEST GODDAMN DRUMBREAK IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE. The 'Amen' break has got NOTHING on 'Scorpio'. NOTHING. This record is GUARANTEED to get Detroiters on the floor. And by the time bassist Bob Babbit starts his solo, You Will Know Us By Our Gyrating Asses."

MP3 Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band - Scorpio

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