Friday, 27 February 2009

Loose Ends - Don't Be A Fool 1990

Ten Records TENX312

Well, this one's for 'Our Kymba' and I certainly don't need to tell you about this, do I. What, I do? Oh..... OK then?

Loose Ends formed in London in 1980, initially comprising vocalist and guitarist Carl McIntosh, vocalist Jane Eugene, and keyboard player, writer and founder Steve Nichol. The latter two left the group in 1989, bringing an end to a legend.

In 1990 McIntosh wanted to move forward, leading the way for the 90's. Eugene and Nichol decided to leave, and were replaced by Linda Carriere and Sunay Suleyman. Look How Long was the only studio album released by this line up, and featured this, their final hit single, Don't Be A Fool.

While the rest of the music world was sticking Whoo and Yeah samples into everything from Bananarama to Timmy Mallet, Carl McIntosh utilised the technology in a far more classy and soulful way. The awesome bubbly bass line works it's magic on the feet while Carriere voice weaves into your consciousness. Five minutes and fifty seconds of highly infectious groove, Resistance is futile, dance mutha!

On the flip the Instrumental is worth checking out. There's more to this than just a plain backing track. It has a life of it's own. Let's Wax A Fatty, on the other hand, is a strange affair.
"Buy this record! You heard me..."
It's an advert? Fair enough, it's an advert with a bitchin' groove but I think it's a shame that such a good backing track gone to waste.

McIntosh himself went on to work behind the recording desk following the group's peak popularity, he has produced and remixed for many artists, most notably Caron Wheeler.

  • Don't Be A Fool (Extended Version)
  • Don't Be A Fool (Instrumental)
  • Let's Wax A Fatty
The Download Link is here: Download
Filename: Loose Ends.rar Filesize: 31.32 MB


  1. Oh wow!! :)

    Got this downloading as I type.

    Just wanted to say a big thanks, Mickey.

    Truly, you are "The Daddy"!!


  2. Yeahhh another classic from Loose Ends.

    watch it on here:

    Don´t stop to dance.

  3. Really surprised by that "instrumental" - you're right, it truly does have a life of its own.

  4. I know im gonna be shot for these comments... But did you know there is a Twilight Firm( Demon Boyz) remix of this tune...?
    Another to add to the list i know....



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