- It's got all the makings of a messy night round at the Audio Bullys' pad - the sort of night where you stumble around the room, lunging from disc to disc without a thought for your neighbours, changing musical direction violently with each tune. So it is here, drawing the biggest possible distinction between styles, and it works a treat!
So we have The Prodigy's 'Out Of Space' implausibly leading in to the Stranglers' 'Golden Brown', which in turn gives way to Roots Manuva's 'Strange Behaviour'. Indeed. There are some classic pop songs here, and as you might expect the Specials, a clear influence on Audio Bullys, are represented with 'Blank Expression', along with diehards from The Kinks and Squeeze. The obligatory exclusive towards the end of the mix is a new Bullys track 'Burnt Out', seguing into the sublime 'God Only Knows' - the Beach Boys, of course. More examining of stylistic roots comes with Madness and 'My Girl', but the tune following the Camden massive did it for me - Wildchild's 'Renegade Master', never bettered in its original version.
A refreshingly unique approach to a compilation and a good compliment to the Audio Bullys' debut album 'Ego War' from earlier this year. This particular Back To Mine is a riotous hour of fun and frolics, just before the TV goes out the window!