Simple Minds were one of my favourite bands from the 80's.
At the time they were right up there with U2 on a par as probably the best rock band going!!
Then along came Patsy Kensit - that great marriage wrecker and destroyer of great bands.
She married Dan Donavan - Big Audio Dynamite soon split, up she married Jim Kerr (Simple Minds), they then split up, She married Liam Gallagher - Oasis split up. Spot the recurring theme!!
She them married Jeremy Healy and they have since split up.
It strikes me that Ms. Kensit must be bloody high maintenance!!!
Anyway enough of all that - about the track.
Well of course it is very much based on Simple Minds fantastic track Alive and Kicking - which was a massive Stadium Rock classic and one of my fave Simple Minds tracks.
This version uses the the riff very effectively with some great tinkly piano which helps to retain the power of the song and the emotion.
It then brings in that famous singalong "Badda, Da Da, Ba Badda, Da Da, Ba Badda Ho, Badda Ho!!!!".
It also retains most of the vocals which makes it great to single to.
There's even some really nice cheesy synth thrown in for good measure.
All in all a great remix from Phil Kelsey.
I've never heard this in a club, but could imagine it going down a treat last track of the night, as the lights come on and everyone is singing along in ecstatic bliss. Nice!!!
All in all a really effective dance working of an all time rock classic.
East Side Beat - Alive And Kicking