Posted by DjPaulT on June 18th, 2013
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984
“Plastic Man” is an early single by Katrina and the Waves released in 1984 in the UK. The single was issued before the band had international sucess with their hit “Walking on Sunshine”. “Plastic Man” failed to have any chart.
The b-side “Going Down To Liverpool” was written by Katrina And The Waves guitarist Kimberley Rew. The song was first released on the band’s 1982 EP titled Shock Horror! (with the band then simply named The Waves) and also included on their 1983 debut album Walking on Sunshine, which was only released in Canada. The version included on both releases featured Rew on lead vocals.
When the band signed with major label Capitol Records, the song was re-recorded with Katrina Leskanich on lead vocals and included on their 1985 self-titled album . Although never released as a single, it was featured as the b-side of two of the bands’ singles, Plastic Man and their breakthrough hit Walking on Sunshine.
The song was also covered by girl group The Bangles in 1985.
Plastic Man (Expanded Version) 5:31
Going Down To Liverpool 3:43
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
Label: Silvertown – STST 7
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Credits: Photography – John De La Cruz
Producer – Pat Collier
Written-By – K. Rew*
Recorded at Greenhouse & Alaska, London
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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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