The Cat – Tongue Tied

The Cat - Tongue TiedThe Cat is, of course, Danny John-Jules, who plays the Cat character on Red Dwarf. “Tongue Tied” is a song which opened the final episode of the series’ second season in 1988; it took place in one of Cat’s dreams, and featured some very funny backing vocals from fellow cast members Craig Charles and Chris Barrie. Sadly, this CD maxi-single, released only in the U.K. and now available only through John-Jules’ fan club, is not that version of the song, but a re-recording of it minus John-Jules’ fellow cast members. Numerous remixes of “Tongue Tied” delve further and further into hip-hop and club stylings, and a so-called “kateoki” version is also included, a karaoke version with backing vocals, allowing you to be the Cat (if this is, in fact, what you really want to do with your life). Actually, the real treat here is John-Jules’ rendition of the Red Dwarf end credit song – also available in two Rating: 1 out of 4mixes, one of which is rather cryptically labeled the “Dalek mix.” While I was a bit disappointed that the original recording of “Tongue Tied” wasn’t included – but after all, I suppose the sound quality of that version was just enough to pass muster on television – this new version of the Red Dwarf theme makes up for it. Even so, I only recommend this one to extremely die-hard Red Dwarf fans.

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  1. Red Dwarf theme – tongue tied mix (2:21)
  2. Tongue Tied – meeow mix (5:00)
  3. Tongue Tied (4:02)
  4. Tongue Tied – Tabby Ranks edit (6:14)
  5. Tongue Tied – kateoki mix (4:23)
  6. Tongue Tied – pussy mix (5:26)
  7. Tongue Tied – purrfect mix (5:26)
  8. Tongue Tied – paws mix (5:16)
  9. Tongue Tied – paws mix 7" single (5:16)
  10. Tongue Tied – 7" single mix (3:51)
  11. Tongue Tied – instrumental (4:22)
  12. Red Dwarf – Dalek mix (2:15)

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Release date: 1993
Total running time: 53:59