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Mondo-Akimbo A-Go-Go music question?

PostPosted: 14th Feb 15, 19:36
by OWEI
Hi all,
Long time fan, first time poster...go easy please!

I'm finally trying to digitise my collection, but I see that Wiki says the Mondo-Akimbo A-Go-Go EP tracks are remixed on the Don't Be Happy CD?
Mondo-Akimbo A-Go-Go is one of the few things I don't have, so I can't compare the two sets of tracks, can anyone enlighten me please?

Ta!

Re: Mondo-Akimbo A-Go-Go music question?

PostPosted: 15th Feb 15, 14:19
by Zoloft
In my opinion the remixed tracks sound much more professional, and I suspect that was the point. The original mixes/recordings sound very DIY/cheap demo-ish in my opinion. From what I understand, Kerrang (however you spell it) said roughly the same thing about the EP when it came out, so it was remixed and re-issued for a fuller, more professional sound. Some say not just remixed, also (at least partially) re-recorded, but to my knowledge, there has never been confirmation or denial of that from any official source.

Re: Mondo-Akimbo A-Go-Go music question?

PostPosted: 15th Feb 15, 17:16
by OWEI
Ta!

Are the original ep tracks available anywhere else apart from shelling out £25+ for the cd, please?

Re: Mondo-Akimbo A-Go-Go music question?

PostPosted: 15th Feb 15, 20:56
by Zoloft
Not really, it's also Disc 1 of the Japanese Roundabouts box set, so, if you are looking to buy it, that is probably your best value. Discs 3 and 4 collect all the b-sides to date, so, it's a great set to have.

Re: Mondo-Akimbo A-Go-Go music question?

PostPosted: 17th Feb 15, 19:09
by macc lad
Are the versions on the Japanese best of taken from mondo or from the re recordings?

Re: Mondo-Akimbo A-Go-Go music question?

PostPosted: 17th Feb 15, 20:02
by OWEI
Cheers, but I've got everything on the Jap box set bar the Mondo ep, so It looks like it's gonna have to be ep and mega cost...

Re: Mondo-Akimbo A-Go-Go music question?

PostPosted: 18th Feb 15, 01:26
by Zoloft
Disc one of the box set is the original mondo, including the "Truth" snippet at the end.