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Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Love Missile F1-11 (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 7th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

“Love Missile F1-11” is a song produced by Giorgio Moroder and performed by British synthpop band Sigue Sigue Sputnik released in March 1986 as the first single from their debut album Flaunt It. It was the band’s biggest hit, reaching #3 on the UK Singles Chart.

The bass line, repeated on their follow up single “21st Century Boy”, is similar to both Devo’s earlier “Girl U Want”, and Suicide’s 1977 track “Rocket USA”. Relying on gimmicks and sound FXs to create a futuristic atmosphere, the song features vocals with high echo and multiple sound effects. It begins with a sample from Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film A Clockwork Orange where Malcolm McDowell’s character Alex, professes his fondness for a bit “of the old ultra-violence”.

SIDE A:
Love Missile F1-11 (Extended Version) 6:52

SIDE B:
Love Missile F1-11 (Dance Version) 4:31
Love Missile F1-11 (Single Version) 3:45

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Love Missile F1-11 U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #50

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Manhattan Records – V-56021
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Engineer – Brian Reeves
Producer – Giorgio Moroder
Programmed By – Laslo

NOTES:
From the album “FLAUNT IT”

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

PW: burningtheground

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36 Responses to “Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Love Missile F1-11 (US 12″)”

  1. NeilKelly Says:

    Amazing! About time for some SSS. Saw them live in 2000, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Friends on Facebook with Martin and met him by chance at a Soft Cell reunion gig in 2002 i think. Sorry if any miss-spellings here i get an awful font from your site unfortunately and can barely read what i’m writing!

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  2. Matt GC Says:

    Awesome. And I had no idea this was produced by Giorgio Moroder, a bit of a departure for him eh?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah I was shocked when I found out this was a Giorgio Moroder production as well. Great stuff 🙂

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  3. Andrew B Says:

    Glad to see you got it transfered! Hope it wasn’t in to bad of condition to work with.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Andrew! It was in great shape 🙂

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  4. Drain Says:

    sweet! thanks for posting this. i just bought this on vinyl about a year or two ago and i’ve been wondering what the tracks on it sounded like. and now i know 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Drain!

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  5. VanceMan Says:

    On “Hardest Hits 5” (http://www.discogs.com/Various-Hardest-Hits-Volume-Five/release/190150), there’s a version of this with samples running throughout it. It’s listed as “Extended Version” but it isn’t the same as any of the versions on the release Paul has here. Does anyone know what mix it actually is?

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    Music Archivist Reply:

    yeah thats the one im thinking of they used movie samples but they didnt get clearance for them so they had to stop using it i know KROQ used to play it all the time

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  6. Music Archivist Says:

    yeah the really rare version is the one with the samples of the movies themselves they changed it before goin to press there are some promos out there just hidden form our ears

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Music archivist do you happen to know which release has the samples? Catalog number or Discogs link? Thanks

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    Music Archivist Reply:

    not off the top of my head

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    Music Archivist Reply:

    it would have to be one of the promo 12 inches since cdrs wernt even ready yet back then

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  7. ric Says:

    Ahhh, the Sputniks! So much publicity and hype when they arrived on the scene in early ’86, apparently signed up for the largest $$$ for EMI till that point. (Maybe a lot of the $$$ went to employing Giorgio Moroder! LOL!)
    Trying to do what The Clash did in the 70s, but not as successful or long-lasting.
    This single was fresh and different when it debuted, and rightly became a Top 3 smash. But the novelty wore off quickly and they didn’t manage to sustain the public’s interest with their form over-riding substance.
    Their collaboration with SAW on “Success” was pretty good though, even though it didn’t live up to its name.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Great inside scop as always. Thank you Ric!

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  8. feanor Says:

    i think i have that mix; i have one called the “ultraviolent mix” with a bunch of samples….

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Feanor I think you are right. Pretty sure it’s on the UK 12″.

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    chrisb Reply:

    Yes, it was the Ultraviolence Mix on the UK 12″ with the move samples (Bladerunner mainly, I recall, from the interrogation scene towards the start of the movie and parts of dialogue from the original narrated version of the movie). It was one of the first 12″ singles I ever bought back in ’86. The B-side was the non-album track, ‘Hack Attack’.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Chrisb for the very helpful info 🙂

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    Will Reply:

    Yeah, these are re-voiced, aren’t they? That isn’t Harrison Ford saying “I’d rather be a killer than a victim”, it is just some guy trying to sound vaguely like him.

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  9. Mike Slade Says:

    Thanks for the songs, I remember them when they came on the scene, the did some over the top promotional stuff about how they were going to be the greatest thing in the world and poof here in the states nothing was heard from them the next year. The video which was in heavy rotation on mtv at the time was really strange.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Mike 🙂 Sometimes too much promotion can be a bad thing.

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  10. Juliano Says:

    What a great surprise!!!

    I hope there’s more SSS remixes to come!!!

    Greetings from Brazil 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Juliano!

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  11. phil_ Says:

    Thank you very VERY much!

    I have many vinyls but no file for my comuter.

    As Juliano said: I hope there’s more SSS remixes to come!

    Greetings from France!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Phil!!

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  12. Markus Says:

    Thanks man – you made my night with this one – I used to love them back in the day! Hope all is well – Peace 🙂

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  13. Gina Says:

    I always think of Ferris Bueller whenever I roll out this track.

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  14. djgaryo Says:

    password doesnt work anymore…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You must not be entering it correctly.

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  15. djgaryo Says:

    some opened some didnt…tried it several times… burningtheground is what i entered…some of them are corrupt..

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  16. djgaryo Says:

    error number 17540 stuffit expander..

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Don’t use Stuffit. Try UnRarX http://www.unrarx.com/

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  17. djgaryo Says:

    had to use a different program to open it..some expanders dont work correctly…thank you..problem solved..dont use stuffit expander its lame..

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  18. Jermajesty Says:

    Check out the Sigue Sigue Sputnik ‘South Of Watford’ documentary:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbMXM5X5KbU

    Made before they’d even released a record! Voiced by Hugh Laurie. 😀 😀

    Call them a flash in the pan, but Tony James was so ahead of his time – he totally understood which music biz buttons to press (literally, and not literally).

    SSS really did invent the future.

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  19. Junior Says:

    Great memories. Thanks Paul 🙂

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