"Just Desserts" was always my favourite Chef tape - it was Geoff at his "happiest", but the mix is most definitely "hard", not "happy". This tape was on seriously high-rotation in my Walkman back in the day, and I have so many great memories attached to it.
The first time I heard it was while hanging about around St Leonards station one night. We were waiting there, for something or other, before heading off to the third Ecky Thump party and anticipation was in the air. I'd missed the first two at the Glebe silos and was determined not to miss this one, which was held in an underground carpark near Central station. (Of course, it's now an apartment building.)
With one ear plugged into a friend's Walkman I was thoroughly enjoying myself, bouncing up and down on a street corner, not caring about how I looked to the passing traffic because, well, they just wouldn't get it. Most enjoyable was the remix of The Doors' "Break on Through" which features early on Side 2.
The party that night was great fun - there are two things I remember most about it. The first was my friend running around with a sports bag inviting people to "have a feel" inside without looking. The sports bag contained possibly the softest blanket known to humanity. You can imagine the wide-eyed smiles.
But my favourite moment of the night was when the "Break on Through" remix I'd first heard just hours earlier came on over the speakers. The smallish crowd just erupted then sang-along with Jim Morrison....all at 180 bpm. I'm sure the man would have turned in his grave that night.
Download Geoff Da Chef Just Desserts Side A
Download Geoff Da Chef Just Desserts Side B