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Red Rockers – China (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 24th, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

Red Rockers were a New Wave band from New Orleans, Louisiana, active from 1979 to 1985. They are best known for their 1983 hit single “China”.

“China” was originally one of the ten songs on Red Rockers’ second full-length album, Good as Gold. The single was released by the joint label Columbia/415. Released in 1983 “China” became the breakout single for the band. Although the song did not reach the Billboard Top Ten, it had an enduring lifespan. The song’s popularity was enhanced by its colorful music video, which was a regular selection on MTV during its early years. The video was filmed in New Orleans, the band’s hometown.

“China” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 6, 1983 and spent ten weeks on the survey peaking at #53.

In spite of – or perhaps because of – its amorphous qualities, the song remains an accessible touchstone for American pop cultural references to China more than a quarter of a century after its release.

SIDE A:
China 3:57

SIDE B:
China (Dance Mix) 5:59
Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today) 4:15

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 China U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #53

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia ‎– 44-03629, 415 Records ‎– 44-03629
Format: Vinyl, 12″, EP, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – David Kahne

NOTES:
Special Version from the Columbia Lp: “GOOD AS GOLD”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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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21 Responses to “Red Rockers – China (US 12″)”

  1. DjPaulT Says:

    APOLOGIES FOR THE LATE POST! We had a severe storm move through and about 100,000 people are without power. I was without my internet service most of the day. Thankfully it’s back on. Enjoy!

    Paul

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    ric Reply:

    Hi Paul!
    Sorry to hear about nature wrecking havoc where you are. Glad that you are safe and sound, and that internet came back!
    I have this on a compilation CD, but not the 12″ remix. Thanks Paul for sending out some New Wave on the cyber airwaves!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Ric. Yeah Mother Nature caused some problems around here lots of really old trees are now gone. Makes me sad. This is such a great New Wave track I really love it 🙂

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  2. Ross Says:

    Thank you so much for this! Awesome.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ross 🙂

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  3. Thomas Says:

    Another great one Paul. Coincidentally, these guys are originally from my home town of New Orleans.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Thomas. Yeah they are New Orleans boys 🙂

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  4. Danny Wilson Says:

    Thanks Paul. This has always been one of my personal favorites and brings back some great memories.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Danny Wilson. It’s one of my favorites too 🙂

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  5. mr8382004 Says:

    Thanks Paul for this post, the song China brings a lot of past memories and really enjoy lot of airplay on the radios back in the 80’s here in my country.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Mr8382004 🙂

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  6. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  7. Lordofvhs Says:

    great. have a nice day bro.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Lordofvhs you too!

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  8. RA Feutz Says:

    A good track that really has stood up to time. (IMHO). I have this beat up 12″, but your recordings and art are tops…so I’m havin’ it! I usually add pics of the a & b side labels to complete the folder. Thanks again Paul! Same goes for your HOJO posting!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome and enjoy RA Feutz 🙂

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  9. 1980-F Says:

    GREAT!!! Indeed all your posts are great, but to have this 12″ in good quality is very great! 🙂

    Best wishes from Germany

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you 1980-F i’m just happy that people remember and love this great 12″.

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  10. Peter Fu Says:

    many thanks!never knew this traxx!

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  11. Jonathan Says:

    Hi,

    Great site. What’s the user id? Thanks

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