Underworld – Born Slippy Nuxx (Starters for Ten #286) 6.10.29

Starters for Ten 2019 – #286: Top Ten Drumming tracks: 191013

Underworld – Born Slippy Nuxx (1996)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing my 29th top ten – featuring my top ten drumming tracks – here’s Born Slippy Nuxx released by Underworld in 1996 and featuring the programming wizardry of Rick Smith.

We’ve the privilege of catching Underworld live again in December at London’s Wembley Arena. I’m fully expecting Born Slippy Nuxx to be part of (if not all) of the encore, bringing the house down as it did so successfully when we saw them last time in Brighton in 2015.

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Alabama 3 – Forever in blues (Starters for Ten #254) 4.10.26

Starters for Ten 2019 – #254: Top Ten 2016 tunes: 190911

Alabama 3 – Forever in Blues (2016)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the 26th – running between 8 and 17 September and featuring my top ten 2016 tunes – here’s Foever in Blues from the 13th Alabama 3 album ‘Blues’, released in October 2016.

Underworld & Iggy Pop – Get your shirt (Starters for Ten #196) 6.10.20

Starters for Ten 2019 – #196: Top Ten 2018 tunes: 190715

Underworld & Iggy Pop – Get your shirt (2018)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the 20th, running between 10 and 19 July and featuring my top ten tunes from 2018, here’s Get your shirt from the collaboration between Underworld and Iggy Pop, released on 27 July – ‘Tea Time Dub Encounters’.

Kraftwerk – Autobahn (Starters for Ten #163) 3/10 (17)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #163: Top Ten Driving tracks: 190612

Kraftwerk – Autobahn (1974)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the 17th – featuring my top ten driving tracks, and running between 10 and 19 June – here’s Kraftwerk’s Autobahn released in 1974.

Underworld & Iggy Pop – Get your shirt (Starters for Ten #040) 10/10 (4)

Starters for Ten 2019 – 40: Top Ten Underworld tracks: 190209

Underworld & Iggy Pop – Get your Shirt (2018)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Concluding the third – my top ten Underworld tracks – here’s Get your Shirt from the TeaTime Dub Encounters collaboration with Iggy Pop, released last year.

The 2019 ‘Starters for Ten’ series features:
[1] Jan 1-10: Top Ten Blues Rock Stonkers
[2] Jan 10-20: Top Ten Led Zeppelin Tracks
[3] Jan 21-30: Top Ten Spinetinglers
[4] Jan 31-Feb 9: Top Ten Underworld Tracks
[5] Feb 10-19: Top Ten Acoustic Tracks
…and more to follow

Underworld – Born Slippy Nuxx (Starters for Ten #039) 9/10 (4)

Starters for Ten 2019 – 39: Top Ten Underworld tracks: 190208

Born Slippy Nuxx (1995)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Born Slippy NUXX was originally released as a B-side on the January 1995 single release of ‘Born Slippy’. The following year, in the wake of its use in the final scene of the Danny Boyle film ‘Trainspotting’, it was subsequently released as a single in its own right. And the rest, as they say, is history.

The film stoked immense public interest in the track, helping it peak at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart in July 1996. And, although it never made it to an album per se, it has featured on many compilations and mashups, including ‘Everything Everything’ (2000).

It’s also featured in virtually every Underworld gig since 1996, the March 2015 outing at Brighton Dome being no exception.There’s only just over a minute of it here – but it’s enough to capture the excitement that truly memorable gig commanded. Me and Stephen Gwilliam down there about seven rows back from centre stage!

Underworld – 8 Ball (Starters for Ten #038) 8/10 (4)

Starters for Ten 2019 – 38: Top Ten Underworld tracks: 190207

8 Ball (2009)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the third, running between 31 January and 9 February and featuring my top ten Underworld tracks, here’s 8 Ball from the 2009 album ‘Tiny Holes’