An attempt at a witty start saw Mister Sting talking like a cheesy American network DJ. This was followed up by a comedy ‘bit’ that ended up in the wrong place, and so much purposeless rambling that important information about the prize was nearly forgotten. Worst of all, there was unforgivable chatter over the false fade in ‘Talk About It’, which, while appropriate in a grotesque way, was unfortunate.
Still, on the plus side, the correct version of ‘Champion’ was played and a couple of the other songs weren’t bad either.
Latin Breed – I Turn You On
Buju Banton – Champion
Accept – Fast As A Shark
Samantha Song – Emotion
Harumi – Talk About It
The Outcasts – The Cops Are Coming
Prince Albert Hunt – Blues In A Bottle
The War On Drugs – Baby Missiles
Main Source – Think
John Kongos – He’s Gonna Step On You Again
Fundi Konde – Nalitupa Teke
Material & Nona Hendryx – Bustin’ Out
Kirsty MacColl – A New England