Burning The Ground: DjPaulT's 80's and 90's Remixes

80's and 90's 12 Inch Mixes

Patrick Cowley – Menergy (Us 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 4th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND ESXCLUSIVE 1981

Patrick Joseph Cowley (October 19, 1950 – November 12, 1982) was an American disco and Hi-NRG dance music composer and recording artist. He recorded in a style that has drawn comparisons[by whom?] to that of Giorgio Moroder and is often credited[by whom?] with pioneering electronic dance music.

“Menergy” is a 1981 dance single by producer Patrick Cowley. Along with the track “I Want to Take You Home”, “Menergy” spent two weeks atop the Billboard Dance/Disco chart in October and November 1981. It was Cowley’s most successful single of four Top 10 dance chart hits, all of which occurred within the span of fifteen months. As with Cowley’s other singles, “Menergy” did not place on any other chart. In 1984, a version of “Menergy” was released where Sylvester’s vocals were featured.

SIDE A:
Menergy  8:45
Written-By – M. Blecman*, P. Cowley*

SIDE B:
I Wanna Take You Home  7:20
Written-By – P. Cowley*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1981 Menergy/I wanna Take You Home U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Disco #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Fusion Records – FPSF 003
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1981
Genre: Electronic
Style: Hi NRG, Disco
Credits: Producer – Patrick Cowley
Producer [Associate] – Marty Blecman

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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13 Responses to “Patrick Cowley – Menergy (Us 12″)”

  1. Spring Says:

    I never heard this song but I trust to your taste & choice. Thanks a lot Paul! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring. It’s a great single I think you will enjoy it 🙂

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  2. kookoo Says:

    So very happy to find your post of this 12inch. Thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Kookoo 🙂

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  3. Stefano Says:

    Hi Paul, can we see the other ONJ 12 inches re-ripped and re-posted in the near future? I had my hopes up high this week…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Sorry to disappoint Stefano but I try to keep a bit of balance. I hadn’t even planned to do a whole series last week it just happened. I love Olivia dearly but even I need to hear other things for a bit. Hope you understand.

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    Stefano Reply:

    🙁

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  4. bfore Says:

    One of the greatest in club history!

    Paul, your enthusiasm and hard work
    are highly appreciated from old school DJs
    around the world, keep on spinnin’ and rippin’!

    bfore

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re so very welcome Bfore 🙂

    [Reply]

  5. LeninDJ Says:

    Many Thanks Paul!!!

    Great Classics Disco Hits.

    The Best Regards.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welome LeninDJ 🙂

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  6. Darren Says:

    Love it! Never heard this track before but it’s so damn catchy that I haven’t able to get it out of my head all day! Great track, more Patrick Cowley please. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy to hear that you are enjoying it Darren 🙂

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