Mental Floss for the Globe

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Mental Floss for the Globe
Urban Dance Squad, Mental Floss for the Globe, front cover.jpeg
Studio album by Urban Dance Squad
Released March 23, 1990
Recorded May–July 1989 at I.C.P. studios,[1] Brussels
Genre Hip hop,[2] rap rock
Length 50:48
Label Arista
Producer Jean-Marie Aerts[3]
Urban Dance Squad chronology
Mental Floss for the Globe
(1989)
Life 'n Perspectives of a Genuine Crossover
(1991)

Mental Floss For The Globe is the debut album by Dutch band Urban Dance Squad. Released in 1989 (in the US, 1990[2]) and produced by Belgian guitarist Jean-Marie Aerts,[3] the album features a crossover of several music genres, such as rock, hip hop, and funk. It spawned the hit single "Deeper Shade of Soul," which gained the band international recognition, including in the United States, where they toured with Living Colour.[4] The album got to #54 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

"Deeper Shade of Soul" reached #21 on the Billboard Hot 100,[5] and two other singles were taken from the album, "No Kid" and "Fast Lane". The album won an Edison Award in the Netherlands, and in 2008 was named the best Dutch pop album of all time by Dutch music magazine OOR.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

The album was released in the United States to positive reviews; the Toledo Blade[7] commented on the unusual combination of rock instrumentation with a rapper and a DJ, and of hip hop rhythms with heavy metal music, and called it "refreshing". Allmusic rated the album 4 out of 5.[2]

Track listing[edit]

CD Release[edit]

  1. "Fast Lane" – 3:29
  2. "No Kid" – 3:39
  3. "Deeper Shade of Soul" – 4:29
  4. "Prayer for My Demo" – 3:34
  5. "Big Apple" – 3:30
  6. "Piece of Rock" – 4:59
  7. "Brainstorm on the U.D.S." – 4:03
  8. "The Devil" – 3:21
  9. "Famous When You're Dead" – 5:15
  10. "Mental Floss for the Globe" – 3:05
  11. "Struggle for Jive" – 4:04
  12. "Man on the Corner" – 3:40
  13. "God Blasts the Queen" – 4:11

Vinyl Release[edit]

  • A1. "Fast Lane"
  • A2. "No Kid"
  • A3. "Deeper Shade of Soul"
  • A4. "Brainstorm on the U.D.S."
  • A5. "Big Apple"
  • A6. "Piece of Rock"
  • B1. "Prayer for My Demo"
  • B2. "The Devil"
  • B3. "Famous When You're Dead"
  • B4. "Mental Floss for the Globe"
  • B5. "Struggle for Jive"
  • B6. "God Blasts the Queen"

Cassette Release[edit]

Europe[edit]

  • A1. "Fast Lane"
  • A2. "No Kid"
  • A3. "Deeper Shade of Soul"
  • A4. "Brainstorm on the U.D.S."
  • A5. "Big Apple"
  • A6. "Piece of Rock"
  • B1. "Prayer for My Demo"
  • B2. "The Devil"
  • B3. "Famous When You're Dead"
  • B4. "Mental Floss for the Globe"
  • B5. "Man on the Corner"
  • B6. "Hitchhike H.D."
  • B7. "God Blasts the Queen"

US[edit]

  • A1. "Fast Lane"
  • A2. "No Kid"
  • A3. "Deeper Shade of Soul"
  • A4. "Brainstorm on the U.D.S."
  • A5. "Big Apple"
  • A6. "Piece of Rock"
  • B1. "Prayer for My Demo"
  • B2. "The Devil"
  • B3. "Famous When You're Dead"
  • B4. "Mental Floss for the Globe"
  • B5. "Struggle for Jive"
  • B6. "Man on the Corner"
  • B7. "God Blasts the Queen"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Urban Dance Squad, Mental Floss for the Globe". Billboard. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Anderson, Rick. "Rev. of Urban Dance Squad, Mental Floss for the Globe". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Bijl, Peter (18 August 2006). "Urban Dance Squad: de beginjaren in retrospectief". 3VOOR12. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  4. ^ King, Peter B. (24 January 1991). "UDS, Living Colour bring new hues to rock". The Pittsburgh Press. p. D7. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Urban Dance Squad, "Deeper Shade of Soul"". Billboard. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Rudeboy terug met surfband". Het Parool. 23 February 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  7. ^ Walker, Stewart (10 June 1990). "Recordings". Toledo Blade. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 

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