Saturday, 11 August 2012
M/A/R/R/S Pump Up The Volume (12" USA Mix)
M/A/R/R/S featured members from two groups. A.R.Kane were the British duo Alex Ayuli and Rudy Tambala who released a handful of singles and three albums between 1986 and 1994. Colourbox were a London-based electronics act who achieved success on the UK Indie Chart with their self-titled album (reached #1 on the Indie Chart during 1985) and also six singles, their last one being The Official Colourbox World Cup Theme in 1986.
Apparantly, the two groups actually didn't get on with each other in the studio. In fact, it is believed that each group recorded their parts separately, handing them over to each other for further input. For the overseas version of the single, a sample from the 80s hit song Roadblock by Stock, Aitken & Waterman had to be removed following an injunction by the trio.