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Midnight Star – Freak-A-Zoid (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on August 4th, 2010

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

Side A Label

This classic electro track is where the well worn vocoder sample “Please Report to the Dancefloor” originates from. “Freak-A-Zoid,” was the first single taken from Midnight Star’s fourth album, No Parking on the Dance Floor, released in 1983, it took them to the top of the charts peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in 1983.

The reason that this PROMO version is so great is the fact of the B side. Its called Instrumental, but actually its all Vocoder, and missing all the normal vocals. Making this a pure electro vocoder claassic.

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RELEASE/PRODUCTION INFORMATION
Label: Solar
Catalog#: ED 4907
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro
Credits:  Producer – Reggie Calloway
From Solar LP “No Parking” LP 60241

SIDE A
(A) Freak-A-Zoid (Vocal) 8:08

SIDE B
(B) Freak-A-Zoid (Instrumental) 6:15

Side B Label

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 20
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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10 Responses to “Midnight Star – Freak-A-Zoid (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. The Dark Princess of Pop Says:

    It’s funny the timing of this post, because I’ve been using this word a lot lately!

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  2. estuardo Says:

    Wow a good funk-breakdancing song of the early 80s thanks Paul

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  3. Kenneth Says:

    OH NO YOU DIDN’T!!!!

    Keep posting classics like this Paul, I’ll be forced to make a savings account for this blog!

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  4. Bellenger1981 Says:

    Thank you, Paul!

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  5. Jason63 Says:

    Thanks Paul. Can’t wait to hear this mix.

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  6. DjPaulT Says:

    Links have been fixed. Enjoy!

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    Shane Aylett Reply:

    links not working?

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    Shane Aylett Reply:

    Working now thanks

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  7. Shane Aylett Says:

    links don’t seem to be working for these Tracks

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  8. KumiKam Says:

    WOW ! WOW ! WOW ! …

    Can’t beleive it ! In the name of pure real good music … THANK YOU Paul !

    I just wish I can ask you more exclusive tracks of this wonderfull group ! (All should’nt be at least … :D)

    Very great ! Thanks again !

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