A Slow News Day Tribute To 1992 In British Dance

Dan Gibson | May 9, 2008 2:30 am

, but as far as I’m concerned, there’s no musical micro-genre more welcome for a comeback than Britain’s dance music of the early ’90s. I have a brightly colored striped shirt and a pacifier just sitting in box waiting to be used!

1992 is referred to as one of the worst years in British chart history, partially because of a series of ABBA tributes which made runs at number one. Combine that with a great year for Simply Red, and even the Shamen start to sound good:

Although it appeared on the 1991 album Screamadelica, Primal Scream’s “Movin’ On Up” saw a single release in 1992, which is connection enough for my purposes. It’s no Loaded, but it’s still pretty great:

I’m not making the contention that this song is worth hearing again, but keep in mind that Wet Wet Wet were doing pretty well the same year. Context really is everything.

Of course, 1992 saw the farewell of geniuses KLF, marked by this brilliant BRIT Awards performance:

Is it too much to ask for “What Time Is Love ’08”? KLF, we need you more than ever!

1992 in British Music [Wikipedia]