Here’s an interesting US record I found over the weekend….despite having stickered artwork on the sleeve, there wasn’t any artist info attached. One side sounded like early house/breaks/proto-hardcore (especially when pitched up as here) with the classic Liz Torres “No more Mindgames” sample. The other side is the “Used to Salsa” mash-up, a version of which featured on another bootleg I posted a while back, which also is the source of the break 2 bad mice used in “Bombscare”. Once I got home and dug around the net, I found out this “Mindgames” track is actually Arthur Baker And The Backbeat Disciples – “Silly Games (Bonesbreak Dub Mix)”. I was hoping to have found some kind of unknown early US house whitelabel, but I guess it’s just yet another killer early track by Frankie Bones. Bones, Lenny Dee, Tommy Musto et all really cranked out a serious number of great tunes back then!
Here I’ve got the tune pitched up to +8% since this is a hardcore blog and having it a bit faster makes the connection between this and the slightly later UK stuff more apparent. If you want it at original tempo, by all means buy a copy of this on wax – both the bootleg and the original are cheap and very worth owning!