LO FIDELITY ALLSTARS Released Underated Big Beats Debut ‘HOW TO OPERATE WITH A BLOWN MIND’ Twenty Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

25 May 2018


Album: How To Operate With A Blown Mind

Released: 25 May 1998 – 20 years ago

ALL MUSIC wrote: “With an effortless grace unmatched by even their Skint labelmates,
‘Lo Fidelity Allstars’ segue between acid house, hip-hop, punk, soul, and disco on their debut album, ‘How to Operate With a Blown Mind’. Previous high-energy singles like “Vision Incision” and “Kool Roc Bass” are included, along with new tracks like the surprising Hi-NRG/electro-fusion on “Lazer Sheep Dip Funk” and early-’80s funk reminiscent of Prince or Jamiroquai on “Battle Flag” (with Pigeonhed). On occasion, however, the Allstars’ attempt at a varied sound backfires. “I Used to Fall in Love” and “Vision Incision” are harshly distorted urban ballads
with sub-Liam Gallagher winging in place of vocals.”
Score 4/5

TURN UP THE VOLUME says: Underrated album. A striking fusion of big beats, electro firework and punk ‘n’ roll attitude. Charismatic frontman, called ‘Wrekked Train‘ abandoned afterward and with him the band’s edgy spirit left the building. Fortunately, I saw them play live once (in Brussels, 1998) with him still on board and it was top!…

TOP TRACKS: Battleflag (feat. Pigeonhed) / Vision Incision / Kool Roc Bass

* BATTLEFLAG (feat. Pigeonhed) – 24 Karat masterstroke…

* VISION INCISION – psychedelic twist…

* KOOL ROC BASS – electronic sci-fi trip…

Album in full…

LO FIDELITY ALLSTARS: Biography – Discography

‘Wrecked Train’ in the middle

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