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Bananarama – Shy Boy (Don’t It Make You Feel Good) (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 1st, 2011

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

“Shy Boy” is a song recorded by English girl group Bananarama. It appears on their 1983 debut album Deep Sea Skiving and was released as its second single. It was written and produced by the production team of Steve Jolley and Tony Swain and marked the first in a long line of studio collaborations between them and Bananarama.

The song is rumoured to be a tribute to teenaged London pirate radio comedian Mark Gould; whom Bananarama subsequently demanded as their Christmas present for 1983 on the Christmas edition of BBC1’s Show Business programme, which was broadcast on Friday 16 December 1983.

Released in summer 1982, “Shy Boy” became the third consecutive single by Bananarama to hit the top-five, reaching number four in the UK singles chart. It also was a success in Australia, where it reached number two, becoming their first top 40 hit in that country. Top-ten success also followed in New Zealand and Canada. “Shy Boy” charted well on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart and was the first of Bananarama’s singles to dent the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number eighty-three. The song was known as “Shy Boy (Don’t it make you feel good)” in the USA.

The song was originally called “Big Red Motorbike”, however Bananarama didn’t like the lyrics and changed it to “Shy Boy”.

The music video, directed by then Ultravox’s Midge Ure and Chris Cross, featured the girls giving a nerdy guy a make-over into a stud. When his new look attracts the attention of a sexy secretary, the girls get their revenge by dousing him with a bucket of water. It stars Terry Sharpe of The Adventures, who was Sara Dallin’s boyfriend at the time.

SIDE A:
Shy Boy (Don’t It Make You Feel Good) (Long Version) 7:23

SIDE B:
Shy Boy (Don’t It Make You Feel Good) (Dub Version) 9:22

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

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Shy Boy (Don’t It Make You Feel Good) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #83
1983 Shy Boy (Don’t It Make You Feel Good) U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #14

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: London Records – 810 299-1DJ
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Engineer – Jay Mark
Producer, Arranged By – Tony Swain/Steve Jolley*
Remix [Club Mix By] – John Luongo
Written-By – S. Jolley, T. Swain*

NOTES:
Promotional Copy Not For Sale
From album 422 810 102-1 R-1 “Deep Sea Skiving”

Features unreleased mixes unavailable elsewhere.
Track duration for side A is listed as 6:58.
Actual time is in the tracklisting.

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
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

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

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30 Responses to “Bananarama – Shy Boy (Don’t It Make You Feel Good) (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. jbird Says:

    Thanks again, paisano!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jbird!

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  2. Steve Says:

    Love this version of Shy Boy. It does indeed make me feel good. 😉

    Thanks again, Paul. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Steve glad it makes you feel good 🙂

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  3. Drake Says:

    Thanks for post!!
    Bananarama is always wellcome !!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Drake.

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  4. Matracas Says:

    This was my first contact with Bananarama; back in 1983 as this song (and I’m pretty sure it was this long version) was on a compilation album called Disco Dance Vol.2 manufactured in Mexico by PolyGram Discos. Loved them ever since.

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  5. chasnjim Says:

    As a Bananarama fan from day 1, I thought I had all of their mixes, but this is a new one to me, and especially love the Dub mix! Excellent!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Chasnjim these mixes are exclusive to this US 12″ enjoy!

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    Christian Reply:

    I thought I’d point out that the U.S. vinyl release of the album Deep Sea Skiving also has unique remixes of the tracks Shy Boy and Really Saying Something. I presume they were also mixed by John Luongo. I have them as MP3 if anyone cares to hear them.

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    Paul (Jemboy) Reply:

    Yes please, I was just reseaching these early tracks today to see if I had them all. I don’t think I have heard those versions 🙂

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  6. ric Says:

    Similar to your proceeding post, I thought the US Remix is more superior than the straight-forward UK 12″, and I love the Dub too! Luongo is always the reliable remixer.
    I love that video too back in 1982, and thought Terry to be quite the cutie, both as a geek and stud!
    This Bananarama series is so FUN! Love it!
    Thanks Paul!

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    Christian Reply:

    Agree with the “cutie” comment!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Count me in too. Now I am trying to locate single by The Adventures Terry is a hottie!

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  7. ric Says:

    ooops, before I forget, can I ask why is there more compression for the 24-bit FLAC (around the range of 70%) when the file is WAY bigger than the normal FLAC?
    This compression seems closer to that of mp3 and the “normal” FLAC have compression up to only around 30%.
    Not complaining, but I’m just quite confused about this.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Ric I’m confused also are you talking about the winrar file size?

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    ric Reply:

    I’m talking about the music file itself, though it does affect the entire rar file size eventually.

    For example, (right-click on each music file to get their properties)

    Mickey – Toni Basil (Special Club Mix) in its normal FLAC rip, has a file size of 36.8MB and is 39% compressed.

    Shy Boy (Don’t It Make You Feel Good) (Long Version) in its 24-bit FLAC rip, has a file size of 74.3MB but is 70% compressed.
    But shouldn’t a bigger size file be less compressed?
    Most Lossless files are about 30% compressed.
    Most mp3 files are about 70-80% compressed.
    My confusion is how come a higher 24-bit rip ends up being compressed more?
    Shouldn’t it be less compressed from the original source?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    hmmm well I am wondering now myself. I am sure that I did everything as I usually do. I did check some other rips from friends who also do 24bit and theirs are varied somewhere around 70% compressed. The files have not lost any quality. The software and codecs control the compression. I use Flac (Level 8 compression) which is slower processing but higher compression.

    The documentation fo dBpoweramp says:
    “Compression affects how much effort goes into compressing the audio, all compression modes give the same decoded audio (it is lossless after all), the higher compression levels will give a small % file size saving, but will require more time to compress and decompress. Compression Level 0 requires the least compression time, whilst Compression Level 8 the most.”

    Hope this answers your question.

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    ric Reply:

    Thanks Paul, no doubting your quality but those percentages just got me wondering 🙂

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    A bigger filesize *can* be more compressed – the percentages are relative to the file, not relative to each other, you can’t really compare them.

    I guess with 24bit there’s more savings to be made as there’s so much more (redundant?) data for Flac to play with.

    These guys are discussing same thing:
    http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=68150

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    ric Reply:

    ahhh..ok, thanks for your explanation Jermajesty!

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  8. Christian Says:

    Thanks for all the Bananarama, Paul! I look forward to enjoying the cornucopia this weekend 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Christian a few more coming 🙂

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  9. Paul (Jemboy) Says:

    Paul, These are amazing and mixes I don’t own from Bananarama (Which I thought I had them all) Roll on your Trick of the Night posting as the Number One Mix version on The Twelve Inches of Bananrama still has surface noise on it. I have heard nothing on any of yours!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jemboy. I will post “Trick Of The Night” jut don’t know exactly when and I also located my “Do Not Disturb” 12″ too 🙂

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    Paul (Jemboy) Reply:

    Ohhhhh I Love Do Not Disturb too…I can’t wait 🙂

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  10. MusicMan3 Says:

    Oh my gosh! You are TOO good to us Paul! These Bananarama posts are fantastic. They have been the highlight of my week. Thank you SO much. LOVE me some nanas!

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  11. Bellenger1981 Says:

    I am enjoying these Bananarama posts, too. Paul, you are awesome! I am loving the 24-bit FLAC as well. I can only imagine how much work goes into your posts. Thank you.

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  13. dan Says:

    I was hoping to find this 12″ here! I still have my vinyl copy, I’ve always loved these mixes. Thank you for the time you spend preparing and posting these.

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