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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Bill Deal & The Rhondels - Tuck's Theme

A monster of a break that, to my knowledge was first used by People Under The Stairs on the the track, 'A.S.S.H.O.L.E.' on the debut LP 'The Next Step' which is possibly their heaviest work to date and I think they're excellent. Others that come to mind are a UK cut called 'French Guitar Lessons' by Beats In Progress which came out in the mid 'noughties' and more recently check this post here as one of the tracks samples it to great effect. There must be others but those two are the inspiration for this. I'm not sure of the release year as there isn't one stated on the label or the picture sleeve, (which features Bill and his five Rhondels looking pretty dapper I have to say) but I'd take a guess at very early seventies. This is actually the B-side and there's no mention of this on the sleeve at all as 'Swingin' Tight' must've been the style of the day but unfortunately there's nothing special about the A-side offering so you'll be glad it's only a couple of minutes long. I know I was. I didn't pay too much for this, maybe a few quid some years ago now but it's a decent track overall especially when you know what's coming around the 2:10 mark. If it's new to you then strap yourself in 'cos it's likely to knock you sideways.

  1. Swingin' Tight
  2. Tuck's Theme


Anonymous said...

Cool track... But, to my knowledge, the earliest sampling of it was by Chemical Brothers on Song to the Siren.

moyinka said...

you're probably right. i don't really know much about the chemical brothers.

MrTufKut said...

Well, a spanking track indeed, I used the 45 on the 'FrenchGuitarLessons' track but it is on the Bill Deal LP too which came out on his 'Best of' pressed up on Heritage (sub MGM) with 'Hey Bulldog' and others. That also does not have the year on it but to fill in the gaps Showbiz used it on Diamond D's 'Sally'sGotaOneTrackMind' Remix in '93 on PWL records (sub Mercury) which should pip the Chemical Bros.
HappyDiggin' ...(", )

moyinka said...

You did indeed Mr Tufkut and I have that very record in my ever depleting collection, blue vinyl if I remember rightly.

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