Friday, September 21, 2012

2 Men A Drum Machine & A Trumpet - 'Tired Of Getting Pushed Around' (12 Inch / 1988)

01) Tired Of Getting Pushed Around (6:24)
02) Tired Of Getting Pushed Around (The Mayhem Rhythm Remix) (6:32)

Fine Young Cannibals (David Steele and Andy Cox) released an instrumental house single under the moniker Two Men, a Drum Machine and a Trumpet in 1988, called "Tired Of Getting Pushed Around", which reached No. 18 in the UK Singles Chart and was popular on the U.S. dance charts reaching No. 3 status.
Derrick May, also known as Mayday and Rhythim is Rhythim, is an electronic musician from Belleville, Michigan U.S.A. He was an only child born in Detroit on June 4 1963 and began to explore electronic music early in his life. Along with his Belleville, Michigan high school friends Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson, commonly known as the Belleville Three, May is credited with developing the futuristic variation on house music that would be dubbed "techno" by Atkins.

May's career started in 1987 with the release of a record called 'Nude Photo' (co-written by Thomas Barnett), which helped kickstart the Detroit techno music scene. A year later he was following it with what was to become one of techno's classic anthems, the seminal track 'Strings of Life'. It 'hit Britain in an especially big way during the country's 1987-1988 house explosion.' It became May's best known track, which, according to Frankie Knuckles, 'just exploded. It was like something you can't imagine, the kind of power and energy people got off that record when it was first heard.'
The 'Mayhem Rhythm Remix' provided by May has all of his classic signature sounds he used to make 'House' tracks stand out above all the rest!
Do You Wanna Make Money Or Do You Wanna Play House: There's Something Wrong With Me


  1. grazie from Italy

    1. Thank you! I'm glad to see that the link still works!