Julian Cope presents Head Heritage

Enter Ralph Wiggum

Released 1999 on Stones Throw
Reviewed by David Cotner, 07/12/2002ce

One in a series of turntablist 45s, this features wunderkind wonder-kid Alain Malklovich compressing his usual proficiency in a short period of time, much like the International Turntablist Federation or Allies Beatdown scratch DJ competitions. The usual impeccable sense of syncopation and "where'd-he-get-that-one?" arsenal of vinyl samples. The b-side is a recording from the March 1999 "Live at Tableturns" sessions, which, after much scratching and head-nodding, is revealed to be a mangling of The Steve Miller Band's "Take the Money and Run"! The crowd cheers.

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