House of Pain’s “Jump Around” was a one of a kind record. The infectious Bob and Earl horns in the beginning, plus elements of Chubby Checker’s “Popeye” and Jr. Walker’s high pitch shrill from “Shoot Your Shot” made this early 90’s side a classic. Its sounds is unmistakeable more than twenty years later. Sure it was gimmick: white boy Irish rap that made audiences bring out their inner hooligan, but DJ Muggs sure knew how to craft a beat that would stand the test of time. The full length on Tommy Boy had some outstanding tracks, and out of this record there were also some decent remixes. I was always down with the Butch Vig remix of “Shamrocks and Shenanigans”, a great mixture of Hip Hop and Rock. This opened the door for their work on the seminal Judgement Night soundtrack. If you’re not familiar, check it out. Speaking of remixes and House of Pain, Get On Down have a nice throwback piece just in time for St. Paddy’s Day. Always working hard to preserve Hip Hop’s Golden Age (and the then some) in a different way, this offering is definitely something special.
For all of you St. Paddy’s Day lovers out there, Get On Down is offering a limited edition green vinyl of the 1992 anthem “Jump Around”, with the best remix of the track, Pete Rock’s Blood Stain Remix on the flip. This remix has gone down as one of the greatest remixes in Hip Hop history. A young, eager Pete Rock, fresh of the Public Enemy “Shut ‘Em Down” remix raised a lot of eyebrows with this one. This is the first time that the combination of these two tracks on the same record has ever been offered. To sweeten the deal, it’s on green vinyl. So if you’re feeling nostalgic and came to get down, put on your Carhart jacket and Dickies, grab that Celtics hat and jump around.
Get the record here.
Here’s the instrumental of the Pete Rock Remix if you’re not familiar: