Label: Mega Records
A2 River's edge
B1 Cut Fever (Megamix)
Danish band The Overlords are mostly known for creating early Goa trance with the goa anthem Sundown from 1991. The 12" Get down (or Night fever) is from three years earlier, and far from the future sound of the band.
Night fever is The Overlords take on the BeeGees classic Night fever from 1977. This is truly a very, very bad version, that sounds like a drunk group of male students singing karaoke trying to get some attention just before the club closes. You have been warned!
It's the second track on the a-side that is interesting. River's edge is a very strange song being a duet, soft beginning and then some rock attitude in the verse and a very catchy chorus ending in a strange bridge leading back to the verse. Fascinating song structure!
If you can get past the very bad singing from Rune Bendixen a.k.a. Sergei Dong, this is a very cool song. His female counterpart Aud Wilken has a very strong voice, that she later used in the band The Poets, and her parts on the track are brilliant. I love these contrasts, almost a bit like beauty meets the beast, and it also reminds me a little of the duet between Nick Cave and Kylie Minouge on the song Where the wild roses grow.