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Dead Or Alive – Something In My House (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 19th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

In 1986, Dead or Alive released their third album, Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know, also produced by SAW. The album included one of the band’s best-known songs, “Something in My House”, tonally very Gothic and with a sleeve depicting Pete Burns in front of what appears to be a Satanic altar, featuring an inverted crucifix. A 12″ version of the song, the “Mortevicar Mix”, featured sampling of dialogue from the soundtrack of “The Exorsist” and a sampling from the George A. Romero American movie trailer from his film “Day of the Dead” (1985).

The US 12″ includes four hot mixes. My favoriteis the latin flavored “Flamenco Mix”.

SIDE A:
Something In My House (US Wipe Out Mix – Part 2) 7:18
Something In My House (Instrumental) 5:19

SIDE B:
Something In My House (Mortevicar Mix) 6:55
Something In My House (Flamenco Mix) 4:21

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic – 49 06750
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Hi NRG, Synth-pop
Credits: Artwork By [Artwork, Design] – Satori
Photography – Peter Brown
Producer – Stock, Aitken & Waterman
Remix – Dead Or AlivePhil Harding
Written-By – Dead Or Alive

NOTES:
From the Epic album “Mad, Bad And Dangerous To Know”

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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34 Responses to “Dead Or Alive – Something In My House (US 12″)”

  1. Tyson Says:

    Thanks as always Paul. I have a question though… somebody once told me this song was about Morrissey. Does anybody know if there is any truth to this?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Tyson. I’m not sure about Morrissey. I heard it was about Boy George lol.

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    I’ve never heard such a thing and I’ve studied Moz pretty closely.

    Weren’t they just friends? I don’t think there was any romance between them other than a bit of flirting?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I know Pete and Boy George didn’t get along very well. Maybe that’s where the “Wicked Queen” line came from lol.

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  2. Jermajesty Says:

    Thank you DJPaulT.

    I know it’s not often you do 3 posts of the same artist in a row – so 3 of the same song is something of a record. 😀 😀

    Are all these 4 mixes vinyl only, BTW?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Jermajesty pretty sure they are all vinyl only. There may possibly be one mix out there on a compilation but I am not aware of it. I just decided I had all of the mixes so why not post them.

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    Christian Reply:

    To the best of my knowledge: The US Wipeout Mix Part 2 appeared in full on the old compilation Hi-NRG Dance Classics Volume 2; an edit of the Wipeout Mix has appeared on a few DoA compilations (including Evolution: The Hits); and the Mortevicar Mix recently appeared on That’s The Way I Like It: The Best of DoA.

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  3. Steve Says:

    Thanks Paul! Possibly my most favourite Dead or Alive track and mixes. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Mine too Steve 🙂

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  4. Drake Says:

    Thanks !!
    my favorite remix is US Wipe Out Mix !

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Good choice Drake 🙂

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  5. Victor Says:

    Thank you Paul for this fantastic digital transfer.
    I have this 12″, Flamenco Mix is my favorite version on this 12 inch. I really like the guitar in it, that’s why I like the album version also. 😉

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    Victor Reply:

    Ha!! I didn’t read the info you wrote ’til now. You like Flamenco Mix too!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I love it too because of the guitar and it’s not as big of a production like the other mixes 🙂

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    Jonathan Bremmer Reply:

    totally agree here… Flamenco Mix is very cool, very musical. The overall Re-production of the tune is something that DOA flirted with before… Album versions often became remixed or tweaked into a more produced sound for the 12″ release or videos. For instance, “My Heart goes Bang” was totally remixed, revamped vocals, & bares little or no reslembance to the album verion. Album version of “Something in My house” was the US Wipe Out Mix Part 1. Sought out, but never found but only on the album. Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that was the way it went down.

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    Darren Reply:

    I always wondered what happened to the U.S. Wipeout Mix Part 1 but I don’t think the album version has ever been referred to as Part 1 here in the U.K., not to my knowledge anyway. The album version was never my favorite mix as it always sounded a tad unfinished compared with the 7″ and 12″ mixes. Mortevicar mix is my favourite but I always liked the Flamenco mix as well so it’s nice to hear it again.

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    David Reply:

    I thought the Wipe Out Mix was called part two because My Heart Goes Bang was Wipe Out Mix part One.

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    Darren Reply:

    Yeah, that would make sense. I think you’re right.

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  6. Jonathan Bremmer Says:

    Oh yes,and thank you again Paul!!! Very cool getting a fix of some DOA!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jonathan.

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  7. Gilbert Says:

    Luv, Luv, Luv!! Thank you Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Gilbert 🙂

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  8. Jonathan Bremmer Says:

    DOA related question, do you have the In Too Deep, Off yer Mong Mix digitaly transfered??? That was a good 12″ 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Jonathan I do have that 12″. Pretty sure I have ripped it in the past. It may be getting time to do a new rip of it but it will have to wait. I have tons of other things planned first and I don’t like to stay on one artist for an extended period because people start getting bored.

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  9. ric Says:

    My favourite is the Flamenco Mix as well! Love that bit of latin spice!
    SAW spent a month with DOA to record the Youthquake album and it worked. However, the “Mad Bad & Dangerous To Know” album took six months. And in SAW-time, that is equivalent to six years!
    SAW had never spent so much time on a record and was very frustrated. SAW wanted to push new barriers but DOA were a nightmare because they didn’t want to do anything new. I think this is why their collaboration stopped thereafter.
    The album recording was in early 1987 and SAW played them the basics of House Music, and thought DOA should be the first to do House in the UK, before anyone else.
    DOA just wouldn’t listen.
    SAW played for DOA 30 House-influenced tracks, and ended up with ten tracks exactly the same as the previous album. LOL!
    Thanks for your three-in-a-row and TGIF, Paul!

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    Darren Reply:

    I’d read about the SAW falling out too which was a shame given the quality of the production on the two albums they worked together on.

    Personally, I’m glad Dead or Alive decided to stick with what they do best though, glorious, catchy Hi-NRG, and didn’t give in to SAW (kind of ironic that they were trying to push them in a new direction when almost all their own stuff had a very similar, though admittedly infectious, euro-beat sound).

    I think both Youthquake and Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know are Dead or Alive’s best albums and Nude, which followed in 1989, was clearly very much influenced by SAW’s production and almost as good (Come Home with Me, Baby should have been a huge, huge hit IMO).

    Great band.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Ric TGIF!

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  10. pete Says:

    Big fan of your work but the recent DOA has tipped me over to just say a very big THANK YOU, do you accept submissions? I got an old acetate of some stuff?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Pete thank you for your comment. If you are talking about donating your unwanted vinyl then yes i do accept submissions. I don’t ever post rips from other readers I like everything on Burning The Ground to be my own rip. If you want to donate vinyl you can send me an email and we can go from there. You can find my email at the top of the blog under the “Contact/Social Media” tab. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Paul

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  11. Darren Says:

    Thanks for this. I still have the U.K. 12″ in the attic even though I can no longer play it. It is my favourite Dead or Alive track.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    My pleasure Darren. Enjoy 🙂

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  12. omar Says:

    Love this single. Thanks Paul. Hope u post all u have from DOA.

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  13. Johan Says:

    Thank you!

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  14. Patrick Says:

    I love Dead Or Alive

    Thank You

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