After today’s shock announcement that DJ, musician, producer, remixer and Boy’s Own founder Andrew Weatherall has died at just 56 years of age, I wanted to share some of the most influential records that he had a hand in – at least, they influenced me greatly, and I am sure many of my generation and indeed wider would agree.
5 personal Andy Weatherall favourites
Primal Scream – Loaded
Classic indie/dance crossover, a smash hit.
Happy Mondays – Hallelujah (Club Mix)
Basically, Manchester at the height of the Hacienda days.
Saint Etienne – Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
Inspired Neil Young cover, a mix of two halves.
New Order – World In Motion (No Alla Violenza remix)
Probably the best football anthem ever made, for the 1990 Fifa World Cup.
Sabres Of Paradise – Smokebelch II (Beatless Mix)
A stone cold Balearic classic, still sounding as fresh as at release.
RIP Andy, another one gone too soon…