The Celluloid Records Story 1980 – 1987

By 1986, Laswell’s work for Celluloid became increasingly sparse as he was pulled onto major projects for Yoko Ono, Mick Jagger, PiL and more. The label, meanwhile, continued its eclectic path with recordings by jazz legend Eric Dolphy, John McLaughlin and the Welcome To Dreamland compilation of out-there Japanese pop overseen by regular Laswell cohort, Fred Frith. African music also continued to feature heavily in the label’s later output through world pop stars like Kassav and Toure Kunda.

Change The Beat is released in conjunction with Jean Karakos and Celluloid Records. Formats include 2CD,

2LP and digital. All physical formats feature rare photos from the Celluloid Records archive and extended interviews with label owner Jean Karakos, Bill Laswell, Afrika Bambaataa, John Lydon, Rusty Egan (Time Zone) and more. The digital version of the album features five extra tracks not featured on the physical formats.

CD 1

1. SHOCKABILLY – DAY TRIPPER 3.43

2. MASSACRE – KILLING TIME 2.54

3. FERDINAND – TELE, APRES LA METEO 3.36

4. MATHEMATIQUES MODERNES – DISCO ROUGH (Long version) 4.45

5. THOMAS LEER & ROBERT RENTAL – DAY BREAKS, NIGHT HEALS 3.58

6. SNAKEFINGER – LIVING IN VAIN 3.43

7. WINSTON EDWARDS & BLACKBEARD – DOWNING STREET ROCK 4.54

8. LIGHTNIN’ ROD – SPORT 2.35

9. FUTURA 2000 (ft THE CLASH) – THE ESCAPADES OF FUTURA 2000 6.57

10. TIMEZONE – WILDSTYLE (12″ Vocal) 9.14

11. DEADLINE – MAKOSSA ROCK 11.03

12. BOBONGO STARS – KOTEJA 7.39

13. TOURE KUNDA – AMADOU TILO 2.46

CD 2

1. NINI RAVIOLETTE – SUIS-JE NORMALE 6.34

2. RICHARD HELL & THE VOIDOIDS – DESTINY STREET 4.41

3. SAPHO – CARMEL (12“ mix) 6.34

4. GINGER BAKER – DUST TO DUST 5.32

5. LAST EXIT – BIG BOSS MAN 1.03

6. MANDINGO – HARIMA 6.05

7. MANU DIBANGO – ABELE DANCE (’85 remix) 7.00

8. TIMEZONE – WORLD DESTRUCTION (Original 12″ mix) 5.37

9. MATERIAL, MICHAEL BEINHORN, BERNARD FOWLER, BILL LASWELL & NILE . RODGERS – I’M THE ONE (Dance version) 7.31

10. GRANDMIXER D.ST – HOME OF HIP HOP 7.12

11. B SIDE with BERNARD FOWLER – ODEON (Dance mix) 5.46

12. FAB 5 FREDDY – CHANGE THE BEAT (Male version) 7.37

13. THE LAST POETS – MEAN MACHINE CHANT / MEAN MACHINE 4.02

DIGITAL ONLY:

JIMI HENDRIX, BUDDY MILES & LIGHTNIN’ ROD – DORIELLA DU FONTAINE (Single Edit) 4.46

GRANDMIXER D.ST – CRAZY CUTS

SHANGO – SHANGO MESSAGE

MODERN GUY – ELECTRIQUE SYLVIE 7.38 (Full length version)

B SIDE – SO HOT (feat. Tony Allen) 4.05

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