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.
Shy Boy (Don’t It Make You Feel Good) (Long Version) 7:23
Shy Boy (Don’t It Make You Feel Good) (Dub Version) 9:22
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (generic)
|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|
Label: London Records – 810 299-1DJ
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Promo
Credits: Engineer – Jay Mark
Producer, Arranged By – Tony Swain/Steve Jolley*
Remix [Club Mix By] – John Luongo
Written-By – S. Jolley, T. Swain*
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
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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