Pat & Mick: Use It Up And Wear It Out (1990).

This record is … way better than it has any right to be.

It’s a 1990 Stock/Aitken/Waterman pop disco remake of a soul hit from 1980 by Odyssey. SAW did this record so that two wacky matey banter DJs could say they’d done a charity record.

And look at that video. Look at it. It is hard to make a record of more crassly mainstream intent than this. And yet it’s actually shockingly good.

Here’s the SAW 12″. Here’s the Odyssey 12″. Here’s the version that was on the Queer as Folk soundtrack. Here’s another version that’s bloody terrible and shows how to fuck this song up. Here’s Wikipedia on the song.

Pop music. It’s a virus.

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