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The Chameleons UK – Swamp Thing / John, I’m Only Dancing (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 31st, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

Happy Halloween!

“Swamp Thing” is a 1986 single by English post-punk band The Chameleons (known as The Chameleons UK in the United States). “Swamp Thing” was the second single released from the bands third album Strange Times. The single was backed with a cover of David Bowie’s “John, I’m Only Dancing”. In the U.K. “Swamp Thing” debuted on the New Musical Express chart on September 13, 1986 peaking at #82.

SIDE A:
Swamp Thing (Edit) 4:54
Written-By – Fielding*, Lever*, Burgess*, Smithies*

SIDE B:
John, I’m Only Dancing 2:27
Written-By – Bowie*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Geffen Records ‎– PRO-A-2576
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock, New Wave

CREDITS:
Engineer – Mark Saunders
Producer – Dave M. Allen*

NOTES:
Produced by Dave M. Allen for Palace Productions.
“Swamp Thing” from The Chameleons UK album “Strange Times”.
Promotional Copy Not For Sale.

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Yvonne Gage – Doin’ It In A Haunted House (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 30th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

Side A

Frighteningly Re-Ripped Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on October 15, 2010. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer Ortofon Super 30 stylus. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first!

“Doin’ It In a Haunted House” is a 1984 single by Chicago born backing vocalist and soul singer Yvonne Gage. Billed as the unofficial answer to Michael Jackson’s “THRILLER”, “Doin’ It In A Haunted House” made the bottom of the US R&B chart and reached the UK Top 50 in June 1984. The single was taken from her only album “Virginity”.

SIDE A:
Doin’ It In A Haunted House 6:02

SIDE B:
Doin’ It In A Haunted House (Instrumental) 5:22

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (generic)

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Doin’ It In A Haunted House U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #78

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Chycago International Music (C.I.M.) ‎– 4Z9 05006
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre:
Electronic
Style: R&B, Funk

CREDITS:
Concept By – Gene White
Executive-Producer – M. Glenn White
Mixed By – D. Burnside*, G. White*
Producer, Arranged By, Conductor – D. Burnside*
Written-By – D. Burnside* , G. Cooper* , T. Marshall*

NOTES:
Produced, Arranged and Conducted by D. Burnside for Burning White Prod.
From the LP: “VIRGINITY”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side B

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Oingo Boingo – Weird Science (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 29th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

Sticker

Side A

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on October 18, 2010. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer Ortofon Super 30 stylus. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first!

“Weird Science” is a song that was written and performed by American New Wave band Oingo Boingo. It is the theme song to the Weird Science film and television series. It was released on the film’s soundtrack, as well as Oingo Boingo’s 1985 album, Dead Man’s Party in a different version.

The version on the soundtrack, the recording released as a single, runs 3:45 long. The version on Dead Man’s Party is a much different arrangement, running 6:00. The song was also released in a dance mix on a 12-inch single.

Despite its moderate mainstream popularity, it is believed that the song is one of Oingo Boingo’s least favorite tracks, with the band having felt that it was a rushed effort. It was rarely, if at all, performed live during the years following the song’s release. According to various sources, the record company and movie producers were pushing for a final track of the song. The band had worked on various compilations of the song, but was not yet ready to submit the official recording yet. Nevertheless, one night after the band had worked on the song for some time, the record company executives found what they believed was the final or finished recording. And that “unfinished” piece became the released recording of the song.

“Weird Science” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on August 31, 1985 peaking at #45. The single did much better on the US dance chart climbing to #21.

The remixes on the A-side of this U.S. 12″ promo are exclusive to this release and are vinyl only.

SIDE A:
Weird Science (Weird Dub Bonus Beats) 5:56
Edited By – Latin Rascals, The
Engineer [Remix] – David Leonard
Remix – Mark Kamins

Weird Science (Boingo Dance Version) 5:37
Edited By – Judy Clapp

SIDE B:
Weird Science (Extended Dance Version) 6:31
Edited By – Latin Rascals, The
Remix – Jay Burnett , Mark Kamins

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Mint (Generic)

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Weird Science U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #45
1985 Weird Science U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #21

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records – L33-17048
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Danny Elfman , Steve Bartek
Written-By – D. Elfman*

NOTES:
US promo-only 12″ with two exclusive mixes.
Taken from the Motion Picture Soundtrack Album, “WEIRD SCIENCE.”

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Side B

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Golden Earring – Twilight Zone (US 7″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 28th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

Side 1

“Twilight Zone” is a 1982 hit by the Dutch band Golden Earring. It was written by the band’s guitarist George Kooymans, who got the inspiration from a book by Robert Ludlum, The Bourne Identity. “Twilight Zone” appears on their 1982 album Cut. It was the group’s sole Top 10 Pop single on the US Billboard Hot 100 and hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top Album Tracks chart, the band’s only No. 1 hit in America.

The spoken lines in the introduction, the first verse (ending with “the gun is still warm”) and the chorus are performed by Kooymans, while Barry Hay sings the lead vocal part for the verses throughout.

While the original album version runs 7:55 this US 7″ promo contains two unique edits of “TWilight Zone”.

SIDE A:
Twilight Zone (Long Version) 4:44

SIDE B:
Twilight Zone (Short Version) 3:59

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Mint (generic)

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Twilight Zone U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #10
1982 Twilight Zone U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: 21 Records ‎– T1 103 DJ
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Engineer – John Kriek
Producer – Shell Schellekens
Written-By – G. Kooymans*

NOTES:
Promotional Copy Not For Sale
Special versions from the album “CUT”

Find The 7″ On DISCOGS

Side 2

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

You can help show your support for this blog by making a donation using PayPal. Thank you for your help.

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The Hitmen – Bates Motel (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 27th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1981

Sticker

“Bates Motel” is a song by U.K.  new wave band, The Hitmen. Released in 1981 and written by drummer Mike Gaffey. “Bates Motel” is a tribute to Alfred Hickcock and his movie, ‘Psycho’ starring Anthony Perkins. The track was taken from the band’s second album Torn Together. Shortly after it’s release The Hitmen disbanded.

A music video was filmed for the song and was shown on MTV.

In the US the song was only relesed as white label 12″ promo containing the same track on both sides. Housed in a plain white sleeve with sticker.

SIDE A:
Bates Motel 3:18

SIDE B:
Bates Motel 3:18

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia ‎– AS 1276
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1981
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave

CREDITS:
Producer – Rhett Davies
Written-By – M. Gaffey*

NOTES:
Demonstration Not For Sale
Taken from the Columbia Lp: “TORN TOGETHER”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Label

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

You can help show your support for this blog by making a donation using PayPal. Thank you for your help.

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Untouched Wins!

Posted by DjPaulT on October 26th, 2014

I love the old adage “if it’s not broke don’t fix it”. After reading all of the comments and doing some research on my own, I have decided to keep my rips as they are, “UNTOUCHED”. I agree with many of you that louder is not always better. If the listener prefers they can always themselves add EQ or gain. I have never cared much for all of these LOUD remastered CDs. That is why I love vinyl so much. The pure warmth and dynamic range cannot be matched by compact disc (in my opinion). After all that is why I started BTG in the first place. I wanted to provide a place where vinyl purists and enthusiats could come and get great music unspoiled by today’s industry.

I appreacite all of the comments and the valuble information that so many of you provided. The input of my readers is what makes Burning The Ground such a wonderful place.

– DjPaulT

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