(From Beat Box single; 1984)
(From Moments In Love single; 1985)
1. You a fool for these ones, Trevor Horn.
2. It's important to remember that Beat Box and Moments In Love were both on the same 7" single initially. Top 5 double-header single of the 80s or wot?
3. Beat Box is one of those weird 80's British art-pop club records which got adopted by American Hip Hop kulcha. If we were to map out a timeline of this phenomenon then it began with Malcolm McLaren's Buffalo Gals in 1982 and peaked in 1987 with Coldcut's Paid In Full remix.
4. It's kinda ironic then that Moments In Love has long since surpassed Beat Box as the Art Of Noise track most sampled by Rap producers, and is now considered the group's song ne plus ultra.
5. There's almost as many mixes/edits of Beat Box and Moments In Love as there are of 808 State's Pacific. The two video mixes in this post are the definitive ones, IMHO.
6. Yo Art Of Noise, I'm happy for you and Imma let you finish, but the Blues Brothers and the Spy Hunter arcade game had the best Peter Gunn cover versions of the 80s.