This isn't particularly representative of the rest of the disc. There are some real gems to come so lets just get this one out of the way. Quite fast and rather hard, it does the job its supposed to.

Maybe I'm being a little harsh.

We were young, energetic, and liked a good stomp back then. I think we have mellowed in our tastes somewhat and this isn't exactly coffee table music.

The title is a reference to Victorian Dad from the Viz.

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This is a bit odd. It sounds like the SR-16 going through the hacked up Jen SX1000. That’s it for three minutes and seven seconds.

I think, and this is purely conjecture, by this point we had devised a scheme allowing us to purchase a sampler and a new mixing desk. If that isn’t the case, I certainly think we were at least in the process of developing a cunning plan to do so and we certainly believed we would have a sampler very soon.

It sounds like we were getting ideas together to use in the sampler. Maybe it was stuff we didn’t think we could recreate or imagined would be good to use. I don’t know.

We never did use it in the sampler.

The reality was so unlike what we supposed it would to be…

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You will notice as we go through these tunes that there are rarely any remixes, re-edits, or versions of tracks. I'm not exactly sure why but we generally tended to work through an idea until we thought it was done, recorded it, then moved on to the next one. We might have had a few projects on the go and some of these might have spawned new ones but we never really revisited anything once it was finished.

There are of course exceptions and here we have one. It could be that we had a fear of overworking a track. Much of what we did we liked because of its rawness. Perhaps lingering too long on a project meant we created something that was a little too soft, too contrived.

This one, as the title suggests, developed into a pretty standard acid track. Maybe we thought the ideas deserved a bit more exploration or we just didn't want to create another "standard" tune. So we took a snapshot in this state and continued on with its development. The result is on the next disc. I'll leave it up to you to decide which you prefer.

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