I am still in the early 80s with my next choice which is ‘Tell Me That I’m Dreaming’ by Was(Not Was). It’s another 12″ mix which is way ahead of this time. If you heard this on 6 Music today you would just assume it was the new Daft Punk single. It features Ronald Reagan samples two years before Trevor Horn liberally spread them over various remixes of Two Tribes, as the middle section uses Reagan’s first State Of The Union address from 1981: “Can we who man this ship of state deny, it is somewhat out of control?
Was (Not Was) did go on to have a novelty hit with ‘Everybody Walk The Dinosaur’ and bizarrely are not the only act in my nominations to be more famous for a novelty hit about the Stone Age. I seem to recall I had it as a 7′ single with the mix spread over both sides which I then had to edit back together for compilation tapes, but here it is its uninterrupted, video-less glory.
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