|The 50 Most Influential Records Of All Time|
18. A Guy Called Gerald
There had been plenty of British house records before this, most notably T-Coy's 'Carino' and Bang The Party's 'Release Your Body', but this piece of off-kilter Mancunian acid-inspired jiggery pokery showed that not only could we make house better here, we could do it in a considerably weirder way than our American cousins. The tune sounded like it was bashed out on lead pipes, with a girl moaning breathily over the top. It was alien and sexy at the same time. British house had arrived.