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Klymaxx – The Men All Pause (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 15th, 2014


A. Front

“The Men All Pause” is a hit single recorded by Klymaxx for the MCA label. Written by Bernadette Cooper and Joyce Irby, this song was recorded and released as the first single off their fourth album, Meeting in the Ladies Room. This song reached number 5 on the Billboard R&B chart, number 80 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number 9 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. The success of this song helped the group’s Meeting in the Ladies Room album reach Platinum status.

The “Dub Version” only appears on this US 12″.

The Men All Pause 7:10

The Men All Pause (Dub Version) 7:08
The Men All Pause (LP Version) 5:00

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1984 The Men All Pause U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #80
1984 The Men All Pause U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #5
1984 The Men All Pause U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #9


Label: Constellation (2) ‎– MCA-23526, MCA Records ‎– MCA-23526
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Electro, Funk
Credits: Co-producer – Bernadette CooperFenderella*
Engineer [Remix] – Taavi Mote
Producer – Stephen Shockley
Remix – Louil Silas Jr.


Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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11 Responses to “Klymaxx – The Men All Pause (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. antbee Says:

    My favourite Klymaxx song! Have it, but dumping it for your recording! Thank you, Paul!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Antbee. Enjoy!!


  2. Jeff Says:

    I’m so excited for the dub version. Again, Paul, this is what makes you and BTG so special, you preserving the flip-sides. PLUS, you give credit where credit is due. I do try to locate a lot on compact disc, but even the releases and liner notes leave off important mixes and information on who was responsible for the version. You sing producers’/musicians’/remixers’ praises. Such a nice guy and an incredible archivist you are. And the audio quality is gorgeous, stellar and breath-taking.


    P.S. Oh Paul, if you ever get the chance, could you fix the mp3 link to “Hey Little Girl” by Icehouse? Please, please, !!!PLEASE!!!! I’d be most grateful.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff 🙂 I will probably at some point be re-ripping the “Icehouse” singles using my upgraded equipment 🙂


    Jeff Reply:

    Thank You Paul for that. You are amazing.



  3. Cory Says:

    Cool – thanks Paul!

    Funny, this was one of the first tracks I ever recorded off of radio on to my first cassette player/boombox. Brings back great memories!!! Thanks!! 🙂


  4. ric Says:

    The Men All Pause
    They love their word play, don’t they?
    It was truly grrl power even before Spice Girls.
    Thanks for the rare dub, Paul, and it would lovely if you can feature more of them meeting in the ladies room with I Miss You, Man Size Love and I’d Still Say Yes.


  5. Ramone Says:

    Hmm .. Im a one song fan on this one .. MITLR (and all the impending remixes) did it for me ..


  6. kookoo Says:

    Thanks for this post. It’s great to have the dub version. All the best.


  7. chiko chevere Says:

    I often wonder how/why you claim BTG “Exclusive” on some of your posts here, but I can vouch for this one truly holding that honor. This record has been on my holy grail list forEVER (thanks to that elusive dub) and after scouring the internets several times over several years and wearing my fingers down to the nubbins, I finally broke down and bought a used copy from eBay.

    That was last week, naturally. *sigh* 😉 Not mad, though. The record was at least immaculate in condition.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    “Burning The Ground Exclusive” means that the rip is 100% mine I ripped it scanned it etc. Some other blogs copy material from other sites. I do not. So when you download from Burning The Ground you know that the rip is mine.


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