Posted by DjPaulT on March 5th, 2013
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984
“Strut” is a song written by Charlie Dore and Julian Littman which was a Top Ten hit single for Sheena Easton in 1984.
Easton had been sent the demo for the song by Christopher Neil who had been Easton’s first producer. Released in August 1984 as the advance single for the album A Private Heaven, “Strut” reached the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot 100 that November to peak at #7. Like its parent album overall, the “Strut” single and accompanying video signaled Easton’s shift towards a more sexually suggestive image.
The song appears to be about being upset with a man for wanting the narrator to be like a previous lover, and about the sexism of the man wanting or expecting women to behave in a certain fashion (“Strut, pout/Put it out/That’s what you want from women”).
“Strut” was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female at the 27th Grammy Awards.
In the UK – where “Strut” was released in November 1984 – the track became the first US Top 40 single by Easton to completely miss the Top 100 of the UK charts.
The “Dub Mix” is exclusive to this US 12″ promo.
Strut (Dance Mix) 5:50
Strut (Dub Mix) 4:19
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
|1984||Strut||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#7|
|1984||Strut||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play||#6|
Label: EMI America – SPRO-9230 / SPRO-9231
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Promo
Credits: Engineer [Remix] – David Leonard
Producer, Arranged By, Remix – Greg Mathieson
Remix – Rusty Garner
Original version appears on the LP “A PRIVATE HEAVEN”
Promotional Copy Not For Sale
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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