I have featured Age Of Chance here before and mentioned the not altogether there attendance at their gig in Aberdeen in 1987. The tour was to promote their first full albumfor Virgin, their previous mini-album, Crush Collision had originally been released on Fon Records and then re-released on Virgin. The album sounds a bit dated these days due to the amount of times the samples and beats have surfaced on other records since then but back then no British band was doing this sort of thing, mixing hip-hop beats with thrashy guitars and rapping with a West Riding twang.
I fucking loved them at the time. The music was genuinely innovative and the way they dressed was not just an affront to good taste but also an assault on the eyes of the beholder and made me run out and buy a ludicrously expensive cycling top, I already had the Flat-top and docs.
Here is the 12″ mix of the first thing to be put out on the Virgin label and a taster of the LP to follow.
As they would chant at the time, You want trouble, T-R-O-U-B-L-E, you got it.
Age Of Chance – Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Noise (Dance Power mix)
and as a bonus!
Age Of Chance – Big Bad Rap