HOUSE OF PAIN: ON THE STRENGTH

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House of Pain feat. Diamond D: Word Is Bond (Remix) (Tommy Boy, 1994, 12″)

As someone who loves covers and remixes, there was no better time than the mid-90s when it seemed like labels were happy to green light a dozen remixes for every single they released (I’m exaggerating, but only a little). Case in point, “Word is Bond,” appears in combination with at least three different songs (including “Legend” and “On Point”) and while the original version already featured Diamond D, they remixed it for the 12″ and Diamond kicked new verses. At a certain point, I just imagine a bunch of folks were on a conference call with one another with Tommy Boy and everyone said, “ok, sure, why not?”

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