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monster by liquid people vs simple minds: information

  • First appearing in December 2001, Monster by Liquid People took Changeling and turned it into an pulsating, extended, instrumental remix, updating the original track and remaining true to it.

  • Radio One was quick to give it airplay and Simple Minds fans immediately recognised the distinctive riff.

  • The original promotional release on Soul Syndicate is the version to seek out: this first version is the longest cut of the track, clocking in at over seven minutes.

  • Defected picked up the track in June 2002, commissioning a plethora of remixes, which were first spread across numerous 12" and CDR promos. The original mix, now trimmed down slightly, was called Monstermental, as Liquid People had now recorded a vocal version which was now called Monster (with different lyrics than the original Changeling).

  • Again, the track received strong Radio One airplay from its various dance orientated shows.

  • A video was shot which was broadcast on MTV and VH1.

  • By the time it was issued, the title had changed from Liquid People to Liquid People vs Simple Minds.

  • Unfortunately, for some reason, no commercial CD appeared in the UK, the release comprising of two 12" singles. It subsequently failed to chart.

  • All the remixes kept the familar riff and are well worth collecting if you like Changeling.

  • At the time, Liquid People were asked to contribute a track to the remix album.

monster: quick reference
12"   Monster Decfect DFECT49
A1.  Monstermental[Original Instrumental]  (6:42)
B1.Monstermental[KidStuff Take The Helm]  (6:44)
B2.Monster[Liquid Metal Mix]  (6:11)

12"   Monster Decfect DFECT49R
A1.  Monster[Sebastien Leger's Monster Remix]  (6:31)
A2.Monster[Sebastien Leger's Monster Dub]  (5:23)
B2.Monster[Cricco Castelli Remix]  (6:49)

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