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Jeff Lynne – Doin’ That Crazy Thing (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on February 21st, 2014


A. Front


In 1977, Jeff Lynne released his first solo single, the disco-flavoured “Doin’ That Crazy Thing” backed with “Goin’ Down to Rio”. The song was intended to start a bew dance craze that Lynn had thought up while taking a short break from being Electric Light Orchestra’s frontman. The 12″ single’s sleeve came with instruction how to do the “Crazy Thing”. Despite ELO’s high profile at that time, it received little airplay and failed to chart.

This single would mark the first time that Lynne’s named appeard on a release by itself.

Doin’ That Crazy Thing 3:25

Goin’ Down To Rio 3:45

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: United Artists Records ‎– JT-DW1072, Jet Records ‎– JT-DW1072
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1977
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Disco
Credits: Producer –Jeff Lynne
Written-By – J. Lynne*
Coreography – Linda Szmyd, Roberta Riddle
Art Direction – Ria Lewerke
Photography – Gary Regester
Album Design – Ginder Canzoneri/Rod Dyer

Special Disco Record

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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13 Responses to “Jeff Lynne – Doin’ That Crazy Thing (US 12″)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    Huh? Jeff Lynne going disco? This certainly is a rarity, because it never showed up on any compliation, I think. Don’t believe I know this song, but I’ll find that out within a few minutes…

    Have a nice weekend y’all BTG’ers!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Stefano. This was Jeff Lynne’s first solo record and it has never been released in any other format. Jeff was trying to start a new dance craze obviously it didn’t work. A fun track though. Have a nice weekend 🙂


    Stefano Reply:

    A great Disco Friday post, that’s for sure!
    Enjoy your weekend.


    DanaDotCom Reply:

    ELO was no stranger to disco. Last Train To London & Shine A Little Love were much more discofied than these solo tracks from Lynne.


  2. Ziv Says:

    LOL… thanks Paul. Never heard about this song of him.
    Thanks for your hard work on doing this blog.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Ziv 🙂


  3. ex15 Says:

    Love this guy, have just about everything he ever released (The Move, ELO, Solo etc..)
    I have this in my archive, but this is a much better rip..

    Thanks Paul..:D


  4. John Says:

    O–M–G. Thank you!


  5. ric Says:

    I love what he did with Olivia in Xanadu, and this is a new Discovery (to quote an ELO album) for me!
    And with a dance-steps instruction included! Now that’s a Disco Friday post!
    Thanks Paul!


  6. Jeff Says:


    A very cool post. I love your musical tastes. They always surprise me and leave me feeling so good. You are tremendous pal.



  7. Reinhard Says:

    Didn’t know about that song. Fantastic. You always surprise me with your vinyl gems. Thanx!


  8. Goodguy Says:

    IMO, nothing compares to Jeff’s ‘Video!’ as a solo single. As dated as it is, it’s much more fun. I just wish there was more than a 7″ and picture disc of it. I’d love an extended mix of that. 🙂


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