Simple Minds – Theme For Great Cities [1981]

However, it can be said that Pete Heller and Terry Farley did not originate their string section from the excellent Perfect Motion remix. Nope those strings have a far wider legacy than just that progressive track. In fact, the introduction, melody and drum programming from Theme From Great Cities have found their way into countless tracks spanning every possible genre of sample based music.

Now take a listen, can you tell why? Yeah, I bet you can, this track is a fucking stormer. Hard to believe it dates back to ’81 as it still sounds as fresh now as it did 30 years ago. Simple Minds man, always comming out of left field to remind you why they remain one of the truly unsung heroes of modern music.


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