It’s Grim Up North is possibly the best KLF tune (albeit actually by the JAMMs) – though What Time is Love? is more of a party favourite. And it’s true. It is grim up north. I’d quite like to do a Fife version: ‘It’s shite in Fife’, listing places like Puddledub, Burntisland and Kingskettle in a Fife accent, since I’m from Fife.
This was actually a remake – there was a limited release with Pete Wylie on vocals before this…but this is the best version.
A combination of simple but clever ideas: the siren-ish sound (which I think is probably the shift-change hooter you hear in’t mill); the list of northern towns; the rolling industrial techno; and the Jerusalem ending – all thrown together to make a true dad dancing classic.