Saturday, March 29, 2008

Jeff Britton & The Spitfires –Rub Out

Jeff Britton & The Spitfires –Rub Out/Breakwood –Decca F13643 (1976 UK)

An interesting Martin Rushent production here…Both tracks are instrumentals, with Rub Out sounding like a Glammed up Prog Dancer stealing its "tune" from John Carpenter’s Assault On Precinct13. This is pretty likely as that movie was very popular as midnight showings at the time. The flanged drums and repetitive motif should prove popular for those into sampling…Breakwood is slightly more funky, but is swamped in Hammond with a cool tribal "Let There Be Drums" break…Is Jeff Britton in fact Geoff Britton who drummed with The Wild Angels and went to play with Wings?

Click on title for an edit of Rub Out and Breakwood

1 comment:

Mark said...

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And, oh yeah, these Jeff Britton snippets are a hoot - the b-side sounds like a cool opening theme song for a 70's TV show about roller skating. The a-side is almost proto-new-jack-swing, ain't it? (HA!) Either way, I must own this 45 - my wallet is already feeling the pinch of your blog.