Peanut’s Playground: Forgotten Classics – 13. Mental Floss For The Globe by Urban Dance Squad

Peanut’s Playground is my bi-weekly verbal diarrhea. Every other Wednesday I plan to ramble about stuff I like (in my typically screwed up version of English) and hope you will like too. And in case you don’t… mweh.

Number 13 in my series of Forgotten Classics:

Mental Floss For The Globe by Urban Dance Squad (1989)

Hi guys. Sorry that I missed my slot two weeks ago. Life suddenly caught up with me and well, that’s just how things go sometimes. But rest assured, I’m making it up with a whopper of a classic today! One that you’ve probably never heard of before but hey, what else is new.

Forget about mainstream acts like Red Hot Chili Peppers or Rage Against The Machine. Urban Dance Squad were the true original crossover pioneers. The Utrecht (in the Netherlands) based group combined rock (guitars) with rap (vocals) and old-skool (scratching) and turned it into something completely new.

They actually had some moderate success too. Not over here in the Nether Regions, but in the States. Deeper Shade Of Soul from their debut album actually made it all the way to #57 in the Billboard Hot 100. Which to Dutch standards is really really fucking succesful.

Anyway, this band doesn’t do their thang no more (whatever the hell that means), so digging into their back catalogue is all that’s left now. And there’s no better place to start than here. Because if you don’t like this album, there is seriously something wrong with your hearing.

Download Mental Floss For The Globe here

1. Fast Lane

2. No Kid

3. Deeper Shade of Soul

4. Prayer For My Demo

5. Big Apple

6. Piece Of Rock

7. Brainstorm On The U.D.S.

8. The Devil

9. Famous When You’re Dead

10. Mental Floss For The Globe

11. Hitchhike H.D.

12. God Blasts The Queen

See you in two weeks!

– Martin

Link up with me here: Twitter Blog RSS

2 comments for “Peanut’s Playground: Forgotten Classics – 13. Mental Floss For The Globe by Urban Dance Squad

  1. Julien
    April 24, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Hi Martin,

    Thanks for the post !
    The second album is great too, the third more than ok and then …..
    But they were mostly an incredible live band.
    As they were perty “big” in France, I had the luck to see them three times in the early 90′, they were amazing.


  2. April 25, 2011 at 7:15 AM

    Hey J! How great to hear that I’m not the only one who knew about this wonderful band. I had the fortune to see them live once too, but unfortunately that was in the time that they toured without their DJ. Took a bit of the fun out of the performance.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *