The time had to come…I have to write a post about a track on which I can find no details whatsoever. Safe Deposit had just one Festive Fifty entry with You Can’t (FF 1995 #50), and appear to be an electronic combo with a female vocalist who, somewhat mesmerisingly it has to be said, speaks the single line, ‘Try to act in a rational manner. You can’t’, over and over again for more than 4 minutes, while the band underpins this with an amazing swirling dance beat: one suspects Benny Benassi may have come across this at some time. Yet there are no details at all on the Net, no pictures, and even Peely admits on the original broadcast (from which the high quality rip comes), ‘Never was able to find out very much about that’. So here’s a nice picture of a safety deposit box.
Safe Deposit, You Can’t
To flesh this post out, then, it’s time for a few reposts. These are tracks that have either been requested by my readers, or have become available in longer versions or in better quality.
H Foundation, Laika
The track I posted on 5 August came from a mix tape and ran into other tracks: this longer and unadulterated one, lovingly mastered by yours truly, was taken from the Festive Fifty 1994 (#11), with JP commenting that he’d had more correspondence about this than anything else in the chart.
Barmy Army, Sharp As A Needle
I posted this on 7 May and it seemed to attract no attention. Give it another chance, as this mp3, from the album The English Disease, sounds much better (FF 1987 #17, ‘what must surely be the best football record yet’-JP).
KLF vs Extreme Noise Terror, 3 A.M. Eternal
Sounding nothing like the original, a noisefest that made NME’s single of the week (FF 1992 #44).
Force And Styles, Fireworks
A splendid piece of happy hardcore that deserves a second outing in this much longer version (FF 1996 #30).
Bette Davis And The Balconettes, Shergar
Vibes, I’m In Pittsburgh And It’s Raining
P.S. What a helpful bunch of souls you are…Steve and Rowen have both furnished information about Safe Deposit. Their CD Network Analysis, on Urban Trance Records, whence You Can’t comes, is pictured on the left, and they apparently come from Switzerland. Their creative geniuses are/were P.A. Aeschlimann and Alain Weber, and Patrice Collet was the mixer. So now you know. Getting to sound more like Peely every day….