Ash - Kung Fu

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"Kung Fu" is a song by Ash, released as the first single from their album 1977 on 20 March 1995 - as a CD single, limited edition 7”, and standard 7” vinyl.

The song was written in five minutes on Boxing Day 1994 at Belfast International Airport, and recorded in one take on the following day. The song lyrics reference martial arts movie star Jackie Chan and the song was used in the advertising of and during the bloopers at the end of the American release of Chan's film Rumble in the Bronx. Additionally, the song's intro is a sample from kung-fu flick Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind, starring Sammo Hung, which was being shown as part of a Channel 4 Kung-Fu film season shown over Christmas of that year. It is Sammo's voice that can be heard in the sample.

Like "Jack Names the Planets", this song was also on the Angus soundtrack. Interestingly, the song was recorded on The Verve's equipment, who were nearby recording their A Northern Soul album at the same time.

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