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Pete Shelley – Homosapien (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on February 19th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1981

A. Front

“Homo sapien” is a song by Buzzcocks lead singer Pete Shelley. It was the first single from the album of the same title, released in 1981. The song reached #14 on the US Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play Singles chart and #6 in Canada.The song was banned by the BBC for “explicit reference to gay sex”, e.g. the words “homo superior / in my interior”

SIDE A:
Homosapien (Dance Version) 4:27

SIDE B:
Homosapien (Elongated Dancepartydubmix) 8:58

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1981 Homosapien U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #14

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Island Records ‎– 12WIP 6720, Genetic Records (2) ‎– 12 WIP 6720
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1981
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro, Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – M Rushent*, P Shelley*
Written-By – P. Shelley*

NOTES:
Recorded at Genetic Sound.
Mastered at The Townhouse.

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
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

SOFTWARE USED:
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

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

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37 Responses to “Pete Shelley – Homosapien (UK 12″)”

  1. kookoo Says:

    What a great surprise! I’ve never heard the b-side before. Thank you Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    It’s a great mix Kookoo you will love it 🙂

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    VanceMan Reply:

    The b-side was the version that was always played in my local clubs (in New Orleans).

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    kookoo Reply:

    You are right. This is a great mix!! Thanks again.

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  2. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul once again for outstanding new wave!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar. I always prefer posting New Wave 🙂

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  3. risildowgtn Says:

    Awesome track. I bought the remaster of the album for b-side this song alone….. thanx so much DJ Paul

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Risildowgtn 🙂

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  4. Conner Says:

    So cool. Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Conner 🙂

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  5. RA Feutz Says:

    Awesome! Thanks for the Shelley material. I can never have enough. Now to dig into my 12’ers to see what I still have by him.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome RA! I have a couple more in my collection 🙂

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  6. Jeff Says:

    What a fantastic tune!!! I love it Paul. Brings back so many memories of the early 80’s. Plus the dub mix is radical!! Thanks again for this fierce flashback.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff!!

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  7. David Says:

    Trivia: the “Homosapien” album was originally demos for what was supposed to become the fourth Buzzcocks album. Imagine a punk rock version of this, it nearly happened …

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    David Reply:

    In fact, here you go, Pansy Division’s take:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlU7mSInf2Q

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    David Reply:

    Actually, I suspect it would have sounded more like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pa2fnQFgEc

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    David Reply:

    This just made me go “WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AupUucSxlk

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  8. Dave C Says:

    Great Pete Shelley track. Some of his other singles, which a lot may not know about are teriffic too. Thanks Paul! Love your work! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Dave C. He does have some great singles.

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  9. Clash City Rocker Says:

    Holy crap that b-side is amazing!! My first message, wayyy overdue. Thanks a million for all this great music!! Definitely put me in that early 80s new wave camp. Any more of this stuff lying around I would love to hear it!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hope to see more comments from you Clash City Rocker. I have many more New Wave gems that I plan to share.

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  10. Jason Whittaker Says:

    Thanks Paul. Looks very interesting!

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  11. Ziv Says:

    WOW… Never heard of this song nor this Pete Shelley but… I love this new wave style song. So 80s…

    Thanks Paul! and keep on posting unknown music.

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    Waaaaahhhh????!!! Go and listen to a Buzzcocks’ Best Of! Slightly different to this but the voice and beautiful sentiment are the same.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ag_LhXj1LC8

    Embarrassingly I didn’t know he’d had a solo career after The Buzzcocks, never heard this tune either. 😀

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  12. Junior Says:

    This a new one on me aswell. Looking forward to hearing this.

    Thanks Paul 🙂

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  13. Tony Says:

    Thank You!
    Do you have The Puppets “The Way Of Life” 12”?

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  14. Taylor Says:

    Thank-you! Another great song. Love the music you post! Speaking of Pete Shelley, you wouldn’t happen to have a 12” extended dance mix of ‘Telephone Operator’ would you? That’s my favourite song of his. Keep up the great work . . .

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    Jonathan Reply:

    There wasn’t strictly an extended mix of Telephone Operator, but the B-side (Many a Time) was extended. On the UK 12″, which I have, there was also a dub of this track, while on the US 12″ there was a medley of the dub and Telephone Operator called Many A Telephone Operator (Scratch Banded).

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  15. lordofvhs Says:

    two new great maxis.thank you so much.Have a great weekend.

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  16. Sam Lowry Says:

    The B-Side is one of the amazing Dub Mixes Martin Rushent was so good at. He did more for Pete Shelley plus other artists and of course The Human League too.
    Martin Rushent helped define the eighties for me; he is greatly missed…

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  17. Jonathan Says:

    Great track. Have you also heard the remixes issued in 1989 as Homosapien II? Worth checking out.

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    Goodguy Reply:

    I’d love to see those mixes here. 🙂

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  18. Jason Says:

    Thanks Paul. A great blast from the past. Love this song and what a great mix.

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  19. saucerpeople Says:

    it’s all about the b-side Homosapien (Elongated Dancepartydubmix) and of course the magic of Martin Rushent at the controls – Reading a comment above, I never knew this came out of the demos for the never made fourth Buzzcocks album – you can see with the third album A Different Kind Of Tension and the EP Pts 1-3 (which got reissued together as an American CD in 1990 – you can pick it up really cheaply) what direction they were going in with Martin Rushent and it would I think have been an amazing album.

    Though perhaps if the Buzzcocks had made a fourth album – the Pete Shelley solo 12 inches would have never been made and that would have been a total tragedy.

    I know I hardly need to say it, but the sound quality is amazing. Many thanks.

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  20. A. Says:

    Hi!
    Thanks a lot for these two Pete Shelley 12″.
    Can you post the 4 track CD Single of “Homosapien II” from 1989, credited to Pete Shelley VS Power, Wonder & Love (it has a very nice techno feel).

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  21. Peter F Says:

    I’m a little late, but thanks for this one. Homosapien’s like a two-sided single with Buzzcocks’ Orgasm Addict. Pete Shelley’s humor is very dry, but effective (OA’s opening couplet: “Tried it out once, found it all right for kicks / Now you’ve found out that it’s a habit that sticks “).

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