Feel Every Beat
|"Feel Every Beat"|
|Single by Electronic|
|from the album Electronic|
|B-side||"Lean to the Inside",
"Second to None"
|Released||"September 9, 1991|
|Format||7", 12", CD, cassette|
|Label||Factory (UK) FAC 328
Warner Bros. (Australia, U.S.)
|Electronic singles chronology|
The A-side is a combination of rock and house music, and is a favourite of both the two members Johnny Marr and Bernard Sumner. Marr began an early version of "Feel Every Beat" with the intention of releasing it on a solo album. Sumner's lyrics are about the criminalisation of rave culture in Britain.
The two B-sides, "Lean to the Inside" (an instrumental that used sampled drums from the ABC song "Fear of the World") and "Second to None," are included on the 2013 Special Edition bonus disc of the Electronic album re-release. Both tracks are listed as "2013 edit". The disc also features a "2013 edit" of Feel Every Beat.
The single was packaged by 3a, and featured a contemporary design with stars and a minimalist colour scheme, which differed subtly from format to format. The shapes are based on the DX coding of 35mm film canisters. In Australia the front and back covers were switched, with Donald Christie's portrait of Marr and Sumner used more prominently with the star-motif above it.
The single was released on vinyl, CD and cassette in Britain, and as 12" and CD maxi singles in the United States. These two formats included exclusive remixes by Dave Shaw which were not issued anywhere else; the "Downstairs Dub" mix has never been released on CD.
"Feel Every Beat" was first played live at The Haçienda in January 1991. Parts of Danny Rampling's 12" remix were used for live versions that August and December. A performance from the Cities in the Park festival in Manchester was released on video in November 1991.
|UK Singles Chart||39|
|U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks||27|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||28|
UK 7" and MC
Danny Rampling and Pete Lorimer.
US promo CD
US 12" maxi single
US CD maxi single
- Q, August 2001
- Q, September 2007
- Melody Maker, 13 April 1991
- FAC461 Factory Records: The Complete Graphic Album (2006)
- mvdbase.com (link)
- Melody Maker, 19 January 1991
- worldinmotion.net (link)
- feel every beat (unofficial website)
- worldinmotion.net (unofficial website)
- Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics