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Happy Mondays – Step On (1990)



The following year, ‘Step On’ was the first single and biggest hit from Happy Mondays’ Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches. The song was an evident cover of a track that’s already featured on this blog – John Kongos’ ‘He’s Gonna Step on You Again’ – but the production (Paul Oakenfold and Steve Osborne) and pure chutzpah took some beating. “You know you talk so hip man/You’re twistin’ my melon man.” It brought indie freaks and dance crowds onto the same floor.

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John Kongos – He’s Gonna Step On You Again (1971)

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‘He’s Gonna Step On You Again’ was first sung by John Kongos in 1971. Apparently, his was the first song ever to have used a sample, but oddly it is itself better known as the basis of Happy Mondays’ ‘Step On’ from 1990.

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