Go (Moby song)

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"Go"
Single by Moby
from the album Moby
Released 30 November 1990
Genre Electronica, techno, rave
Length 3:37 (album version)
6:33 (Instinct Dance version)
Label Instinct
Writer(s) Moby, Angelo Badalamenti
Producer(s) Moby
Moby singles chronology
"Mobility"
(1990)
"Go"
(1991)
"Drop a Beat"
(1992)

"Go" is a song by American electronica musician Moby, released as the first single from his self-titled album. The single was a success in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at number ten on the UK Singles Chart.[citation needed]

It samples "Laura Palmer's Theme" from the television series Twin Peaks and the titular vocal from Tones on Tail's song "Go!". The "yeah" vocal which features prominently in the track is actually a sample from soul singer Jocelyn Brown, taken from her 1985 single "Love's Gonna Get You"; this sample remains uncredited.

"'Go' was originally the B-side to my first single, 'Mobility'," Moby recalled. "After that came out, I watched the first episode of Twin Peaks and was inspired by the theme, so went back and did a remix of 'Go' with the strings on top. When it was released, my dream was for it to sell 4,000 copies. It did a couple of million, including compilations. And I really thought that when DJs played 'Go', it was because they were taking pity on me for making such a mediocre song. I guess it's a good thing I'm not a record company executive, huh?"[1]

The song's music video was directed by Ondrej Rudavsky.[2]

14 different remixes of the song were collected and combined into an entire continuous CD as a bonus disc for Moby's album Rare: The Collected B-Sides 1989–1993.

The title of the best-known version (Woodtick Mix) is possibly a reference to episode seven of Twin Peaks, when special agent Dale Cooper gets shot three times after folding up his bulletproof vest while chasing a wood tick as revealed in episode eight.[3]

On Moby's 2006 compilation, named Go – The Very Best of Moby, a remix of the song featured on the album. On the UK version, the version from Moby's 1997 compilation "I Like to Score" appears instead.

In 2010, "Go" was ranked number 134 in Pitchfork Media's "Top 200 Tracks of the 1990s" list.[4]

Track listing[edit]

CD
Original Rough Trade/Outer Rhythm release
No. Title Length
1. "Go" (Woodtick Mix) 6:31
2. "Go" (Low Spirit Mix) 6:09
3. "Go" (Analog Mix) 6:22
Go Remixes
No. Title Length
1. "Go" (Radio Edit) 3:32
2. "Go" (Rainforest Mix) 5:18
3. "Go" (Subliminal Mix) 4:30
4. "Go" (Woodtick Mix) 6:31
5. "Go" (Soundtrack Mix) 5:21
6. "Go" (Original Mix) 6:15
Low Spirit release
No. Title Length
1. "Go" (Original Mix) 6:13
2. "Go" (Remix) 6:09
3. "Breathe"   6:15

Charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
Dutch Singles Chart 6[citation needed]
UK Singles Chart 10[citation needed]
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 16[citation needed]
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 18[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Q, May 2001
  2. ^ ETECHS - Software Developing, Web Solutions, etechs.com.ua. "ONDREJ RUDAVSKY: Commercials/Features Directors, Directors of Photography, TV Directors/Producers, Production Designers, Computer Graphics/VFX, Writers, Commercials Music: Ambitious Entertainment". Ambitiousent.com. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  3. ^ "Twin Peaks - Wikiquote". En.wikiquote.org. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  4. ^ "The Top 200 Tracks of the 1990s: 150-101". Pitchfork. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 

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