6 Songs, 42 Minutes


About Clock

The British disco-techno outfit Clock was probably best-known for its mass-market cover songs, 1995's house-seasoned reading of Harold Faltermeyer's "Axel F.," and 1997's somewhat electronic reworking of Hot Chocolate's "You Sexy Thing." Interestingly, the brainchild of DJ/producer Stu Allan and Peter Pritchard, Clock had never gone for clubland credibility, focusing from their inception on pure dance-pop hits that tended to recycle wistful disco riffs and a light touch of acid house. After a Technotronic-like debut, "Holding On," featuring an overheated, temporary vocal performance by Ann Marie Smith, the band recruited dance teacher ODC MC aka Marcus Thomas (Tzant, the Cool, the Fab & the Groovy) and a law student by the name of Tinka for permanent vocals and went on to release nearly a dozen Top 40 singles, as well as 1995's It's Time, 1997's About Time 2, 1999's Japan-only Boogie Stand, and a greatest-hits LP in early 2000. ~ Dean Carlson