Aztec Camera: Jump (1988)

 |   |  <1 min read

Aztec Camera: Jump (1988)

By the time of their third album Love in 1987, Aztec Camera out of Scotland had effectively become just singer-songwriter Roddy Frame and whoever he chose to work with.

Love was their/his most successful UK album and the single Somewhere in My Heart lifted from it went to number 3 on the British charts.

The 12" remix of that single was more interesting when you flipped it over: the live and acoustic Down the Dip recorded in Glasgow's Barrowlands Ballroom ended with him segueing into Dylan's It's Alright Ma I'm Only Bleeding -- and then came this version of Van Halen's stadium-rocking radio hit Jump which in their hands (see below) was a party anthem.

Frame takes it another direction entirely as you can hear.

Much darker. And if you were standing on the edge of the roof trying to make up your mind you probably wouldn't want Roddy to turn up and start singing this version for you.

For more oddities, one-offs or songs with an interesting backstory check the massive back-catalogue at From the Vaults.

 

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   From the Vaults articles index

Lenny and Squiggy: Foreign Legion of Love (1979)

Lenny and Squiggy: Foreign Legion of Love (1979)

You don't dig into From the Vaults looking for good taste or class, but you do find oddities like this which resonates on many levels throughout rock culture. Lenny and Squiggy were the... > Read more

Jack Scott: The Way I Walk (1959)

Jack Scott: The Way I Walk (1959)

With his sullen and sneering good looks -- he might have been a truck driver in Memphis like the pre-fame Elvis or a member of the Clash -- Jack Scott was briefly a big star, and at the time in the... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT . . . G.G. ALLIN: Pottymouth not potty-trained

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT . . . G.G. ALLIN: Pottymouth not potty-trained

We might as well get it out of the way quickly: G.G. Allin was a shit-eater. He also threw his excrement -- poos and wees -- at his audiences, punched people in the crowd and told Jerry Springer's... > Read more

WOMAD TARANAKI CONSIDERED (2014): Three days of love, peace and percussion

WOMAD TARANAKI CONSIDERED (2014): Three days of love, peace and percussion

The glee-cum-concern with which weather forecasters last week announced the impending tropical cyclone doubtless accounted for “calm before the storm” being heard as often on Friday,... > Read more