World of Twist

She's a Rainbow (The Fluke Remixes)

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World of Twist were on the forefront of the indie dance scene for a brief moment before they suddenly disappeared. They blended the baggy rhythms of Madchester with the songcraft of bands like ABC and Roxy Music and came up with a very pleasing sound. Their version of the Rolling Stones' "She's a Rainbow" is a faithful cover, recreating most of the elements of the original and adding dance beats and Moogy sound effects. It is not one of their finer moments as, while it is fun, it smacks of a grab for the charts and lacks their usual imagination. It appears in two different mixes on the corresponding EP: a shortened radio mix and a full-length mix that is aimed more at the dancefloor. Much better is "Lose My Way" (which also appears in a short and extended mix), a band original that shows the group at its best. The song has a driving beat, chiming guitars, squelchy synths, and a fantastic vocal from Tony Odgen. The track led off World of Twist's underrated Quality Street album with a big bang. In fact, if you can find that album, consider yourself lucky. Only after you get that will you want to track down this less-than-essential EP.

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