Posted by DjPaulT on January 8th, 2013
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982
R E Q U E S T
Musical Youth was formed by Frederick Waite Sr. who discovered that his sons Patrick and Frederick Jr. were talented musicians. Frederick Jr. played drums and Patrick played bass. Mr. Waite invited a friend’s two sons to participate as well. Kelvin Grant played guitar while his older brother Michael played keyboards. Mr. Waite sang lead vocals himself at first.
Once the band gained notoriety from record companies, Mr. Waite decided the lead vocalist should be just as old as the boys were and so Dennis Seaton, a schoolmate of Frederick Jr.’s, took over.
In 1982, they signed to MCA Records and their first single “Pass the Dutchie” was an instant hit.
The bands second single “Youth Of Today” and the title of their debut album did not garner the same impact as their previous single “Pass The Dutchie”. In the United States “Youth Of Today” failed to chart while in the UK the single peaked at #13. The songs highest chart position was in the Netherlands where it reached #4.
Gone Straight (Special 12″ Club Version) 5:23
Mixed By – Peter Hammond*
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
Label: MCA Records – YOUT 2
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Credits: Engineer – Peter Hammond*
Producer – Peter Collins
Written-By – Freddie Waite
Special versions from the LP “YOUTH OF TODAY”
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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