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Born Slippy [Single]

UnderworldAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 20, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single
  • Label: Tvt
  • ASIN: B000003RJJ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #199,214 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Born Slippy, NUXX
2. Born Slippy, NUXX (Deep Pan)
3. Born Slippy, NUXX (Darren Price Mix)
4. Born Slippy, NUXX (Darren Price Remix)
5. Born Slippy, NUXX (short)
6. Dark + Long (Dark Train)
7. Banstyle (Alex Reece Mix)

Editorial Reviews

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Rave dance parties had been a phenomenon in London and its rural satellites for years before this song came along, but "Born Slippy" took a growing fad and turned it into a genuine movement. Its inclusion on the Trainspotting soundtrack only broadened its influence, casting an even wider net and bringing peripheral followers of electronic music into the fold. The song makes use of an ingenious vocal, fuzzy and loose, looping phrases of cadence around irresistible BPMs that could inspire the most bashful wallflower to raid the dance floor. The song's influence is such that some have claimed it to be the unassailable pinnacle of electronica. While such statements are debatable, it's instructional to realize that the genre concept "electronica" only congealed when "Born Slippy" astronomically expanded the all-around influence of electronic music. In effect, it's already a classic. --Matthew Cooke

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Underworld Born Slippy US CD single

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic number January 29, 2005
A Kid's Review
Format:Audio CD
It's a fantastic number,i know from i was 3 years old.I called it a "doef-doef-muziekske"(boom-boom-music).I'm sorry if my English isn't good,i'm a Belgian kid.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Short and sweet December 10, 2002
Format:Audio CD
While I don't own this, I've heard all of what's on here. And based on the single alone, the Born Slippy single is worth every penny. Basically this little CD contains Underworld's well known classic. Actually this little beauty was my first exposure into Underworld and what got me hooked. In truth, Born Slippy is a pretty simple song. A simple synth riff play wrapped around Karl Hyde's staccato delivery with his patanted stream of conciousness lyrics. Added later into the song is bass heavy beat that in of itself holds most of the song till its climax and ending. Born Slippy as whole shows Underworld's skill as producers and song writers, knowing how to hook a listener with something so simple but something so incredible. Essential for any techno and Underworld fan.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars walk or run with this! March 20, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
so i just purchased my second born slippy single,i lost the first one at the gym and had to drive 20 miles to get the other, dammit....it is so great!!! if you enjoy really great trance music that keeps going, and going and coming down and going, especially while you work out this is it!! the original born slippy is exciting too yes..but 2. nuxx (deep pan), is so wonderful, and 100% different, as is the dark + long (dark train) version...if you run or walk a treadmill get it, burn it whatever;) and tell me is it not great to get pumped on!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this song! Everyone should listen to this song! December 4, 1999
By Caitlyn
Format:Audio CD
In my opinion, this is one of the best rave songs out there right now! The song is so cool. It first starts off really slow but then it picks up and gets and gets faster. By the end of the song, it is pulsating with rhythm. I love this song so much that I have basically forced a lot of my friends to listen to this song and they it is really awesome too. Go out and buy this song!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars mind-blowing for a single... April 27, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Woo-hoo!!! This particular single of Underworld's is probably the best I've heard so far. The second track (the "Deep Pan" remix) is probably the most intense track on the album. It's just screaming to be in a movie also (much like Dark + Long, which as everyone has mentioned here, was used in "Trainspotting".) Darren Price, another very fine electronic artist, with his two remixes on this single, just underscores the whole beauty of this album. In other words, a very good EP, I highly recommend picking this album up if you have the means, to paraphrase Ferris Bueller :).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I'm an Underworld fan, but this song is the one that seduced me first. and no doubt about it... it was an aural seduction. =) pop this baby in and transport yourself to a world of boundless energy and hypnotic synth chords with the right touch of melancholy laid over a catchy pounding bass line. the remixes are decent, too
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5.0 out of 5 stars Music to be felt, not simply listened to, or even 'heard'. September 26, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The movie Trainspotting is only an indication of the culture it portrays. The magic is in the music, as anyone among this culture knows. "Born Slippy" defines and illustrates - through beat, verse, and rhythm - an entirely potent, thriving society which many people, including themselves, don't even realise exist. Each track, is an expression of 'the life', and is poignant, moving, and addictive. This music must be explored first-hand in order to understand the power, the draw, and the feeling of life moving steadily towards a higher level of tekno existence.
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3.0 out of 5 stars 2 good songs October 19, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Let me get straight to the point. All the songs except for 2 are pretty weak, and you most likely will never listen to them. The reason to buy this single would be for Born Slippy and Dark Train. That is the reason I gave it 3 stars. But Born Slippy and Dark Train are incredible songs. So the question is, would you be willing to get this CD for only 2 songs? Unless you have an mp3 player hooked up to your stereo sytem, then I'd say go for it and spend the money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Throbbing!
When the Martians finally arrive, they will listen to this opus and believe that the sensual, throbbing beat of life on Earth is here. Read more
Published on June 17, 2008 by Billy Finn
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece!
This is one of the best singles of the 90's. All the remixes are top notch and excellent!! If you've seen Trainspotting then you probably heard the 2 versions in the film. Read more
Published on October 5, 2005 by SebJar
5.0 out of 5 stars prepare yourself
Being a raver I was naturally drawn to "Born Slippy". It is quite simply a rave ANTHEM. It is THE if not one of the most recognized electronic songs. Read more
Published on January 6, 2004 by "jherna29"
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Anthem
Born Slippy's mesmerizing non-sense lyrics have been etched in my mind from the number of times that I have listened to the song. I can recite them like a mantra. Read more
Published on November 28, 2002 by Adam Powell
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a good dance song!
For those who don't know, this song first appeared in the soundtrack of the British movie, Trainspotting. Read more
Published on November 27, 2001 by Manny Hernandez
5.0 out of 5 stars dirty numbangel boy in the doorway boy she was lipstick boy
If you were to ask me my favourite movie, or book, or even album of all time, I would not know where to begin. I mean, there are so many great movies, albums.... Read more
Published on June 12, 2001 by Jonathan Crooks
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Song
Born slippy is easily the greatest song I've ever heard in my life. The way it starts out slow and builds up from there is just fantastic. Read more
Published on December 9, 2000
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