Posted by DjPaulT on March 28th, 2011
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986
“Ruthless People” is the theme song for the 1986 black comedy, starring Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Judge Reinhold and Helen Slater. It also features Bill Pullman as a supporting role in his film debut.
The song was co-written by Mick Jagger, Daryl Hall and Eurythmics co-member Dave Stewart and performed by Jagger. Assuming the song would be a hit, “Weird Al” Yankovic requested (and received) permission from Jagger to record a parody version, “Toothless People”, for his upcoming Polka Party! album. When Jagger’s song failed to crack the Top 40, Yankovic considered not recording his version; because Jagger had “authorized” the parody, however, he decided failing to produce it would be an insult to the artist and recorded it.
The movie version features different lyrics from the single version.
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint (generic)
|1986||Ruthless People||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#51|
|1986||Ruthless People||U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||#14|
|1986||Ruthless People||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||#29|
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Style: Pop Rock
Mick Jagger appears courtesy of Columbia Records
Taken from the Original Motion Picture Sountrack “Ruthless People”
Find the 12″ on DISCOGS
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super 20
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 16bit 44kHz using Adobe batch processing
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi PNG format, resized to JPEG format for posting.
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