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Wham! – Young Guns (Go For It) (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 17th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

Side One

“Young Guns (Go For It)” was released in the US in 1982 like the previous single “Wham Rap!” a different remix was used for the 12″ single release however ther is no remixer credit given. “Young Guns (Go For It)” debuted on the US dance chart on March 19, 1983 after spending 13 weeks on the survey the single peaked at #21.

George wrote the song about a teenage lad’s worry that his best friend was getting too committed to a girl when he should have been enjoying his youth and the single life. It featured a middle eight aside in which the girl conversely tried to get her boyfriend to ditch the best friend, prompting a vocal battle, akin to a tug of war, between the girlfriend and the best friend which prompted the “go for it!” aspect of the song, as featured in the title.

On Top of the Pops, George mimed the vocals to his Wham! partner Andrew Ridgeley, who “acted” the part of the teenage bridegroom-in-waiting. They were flanked by backing singers Dee C. Lee and Shirlie Holliman.

SIDE A:
Young Guns (Go For It) (Club Mix) 6:53

SIDE B:
Going For It! 4:50

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (generic sleeve)

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Young Guns (Go For It) U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #21

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia ‎– 44-03501, Inner Vision ‎– 44-03501
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – George MichaelSteve Brown
Written-By – G. Michael*

NOTES:
Demonstration Not For Sale.

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side Two

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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27 Responses to “Wham! – Young Guns (Go For It) (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    Another excellent post, Paul. Hooray! I really really enjoy this Wham! series.
    Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks and you’re welcome Stefano 🙂

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  2. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. Club Tropicana next ?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Omar I am doing them in order of release so “Bad Boys” is next then “Club Tropicana” 🙂

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    Stefano Reply:

    Superb! We REALLY get the Wham! tsunami. How I love your series, like you did with Tina Turner and Sheena Easton last year. You should do these series more often. And I have a great band which deserves your Paulity treatment: a collection of the SOS Band 12 inches. Totally absent on your blog. Demon UK did a terrible remaster project on the SOS Band, with lots of bad vinyl rips. They should have called you for your expertise! So I vote for the SOS Band.

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  3. Hugh Says:

    thank you as always….

    Please do

    Wham Rap 7″ inch
    Club Fantastic 7″ and 12″
    Where Did Your Heart Go 7″ US Promo
    Freedom 12″ US Long Mix
    George Michael – Hard Day
    George Michael Killer papa Bonzai Mixes and Pop Mixes..just to name a few

    id gladly do a donation..not a problem….thank you and please let me know….love your work as always

    please, please and please….

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Hugh I have some of those planned for posting.

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    NKelly Reply:

    Bloody heck. You’ll be lucky!

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    NKelly Reply:

    Lol i posted that without refreshing the post so did not see DjPaulT’s reply!

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    Hugh Reply:

    thank you….so very much..

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  4. Carlos Says:

    Otra version 12″ de young guns? fantastico, muchas gracias Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    De nada Carlos 🙂

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  5. dave76 Says:

    I hope Queen is also on your chronological releases planning. Their 12″es are so hard to find.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Sorry Dave76 probably not just because I don’t have as many of their singles in my collection.

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  6. dave76 Says:

    That’s ok Paul, i love Wham’s 12″ collection. Do you have plans to cover other bands/artists 12″ discographies in chronological order? I have to say this is a nice idea.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I might do that Dave76 I will just have to look through my records and see who I ve complete collections of 🙂

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  7. Spring Says:

    Thank you so much dear Paul! We’re in love with Wham! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring 🙂

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  8. André Says:

    Paul,

    You’re a LEGEND. Thank you so much for this Wham! series. Your rips are flawless, scans perfect and taste, well, simply BRILLIANT!

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome André. Thank you for the compliments I appreciate them 🙂

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  9. dave76 Says:

    That’s great Paul. I would love to see collections by Simply Red, Michael Jackson, UB40 and George Michael solo. And i am very happy with your Wham! flood at the moment.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I will see what I can do Dave76 🙂

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  10. Jermajesty Says:

    Another rubbish day at work rescued by this amazing post for hometime!

    This club mix is totally new to me – I can’t believe this stuff hasn’t seen the light of day before – George must absolutely HATE it!

    Thank you. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy I could make a rubbish day better Jermajesty 🙂

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  11. Junior Says:

    Great to have the remix of this single.

    Thanks again, Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂

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  12. ric Says:

    I love Culture Club, Spandau Ballet, Thompson Twins, Depeche Mode, Tears For Fears and Frankie Goes To Hollywood…but Wham! rules for me back int he first half of the 80s. Such pop perfection. Two excellent albums with awesome singles! With titles like Fantastic and Make It Big, Wham! sure lived up to those names!
    Lovin’ your Whammy treats, Paul!
    Thanks!

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