Posted by DjPaulT on August 2nd, 2010
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989
“Rock On” is a song that was composed and sung by English singer/songwriter David Essex in 1973. In March of 1974, it was a Top 5 song (reaching the #5 position) on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop-music chart. It was Essex’s only Billboard Top 40 hit.
“Rock On” was covered by soap opera star and singer Michael Damian in 1989 and featured in the teen film, Dream a Little Dream, starring Corey Haim and Corey Feldman, among others.
Damian’s version, which he also released from his independent album Where Do We Go From Here on the Cypress Records label, which A&M Records distributed, was a harder-edged interpretation that employed none of the vocal or instrumental distortion Essex’s version had used. It reached the #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, thus outperforming Essex’s original Billboard ranking. However, the song did get to #1 for Essex in ’74 on the US Cashbox charts, the same week it was at #11 on the Billboard Charts.
This version was ranked #99 on VH1’s 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s (despite the fact that Damian actually had four Billboard charting singles during the ’80s).
Rock On (7″ Extended Dance Mix) 6:30
Rock On (12″ Power Re-Mix) 3:54
Rock On (Original Dance Mix) 4:56
Vinyl: Near mint
Sleeve: Near mint
|1989||Rock On||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#1|
Label: Cypress Records
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Credits: Edited By – Manny Lehman (tracks: A1, A2)
Producer – Larry Weir , Michael Damian , Tom Weir
Remix – Manny Lehman (tracks: A1, A2) , Michael Damian (tracks: A1, A2) , Tom Weir (tracks: A1, A2)
Written By – D. Essex
Find The 12″ On DISCOGS
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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