Posted by DjPaulT on March 17th, 2014
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982
“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.
Young Guns (Go For It) (Club Mix) 6:53
Going For It! 4:50
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (generic sleeve)
U.S. CHART HISTORY:
|1983||Young Guns (Go For It)||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play||#21|
Label: Columbia – 44-03501, Inner Vision – 44-03501
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Credits: Producer – George Michael, Steve Brown
Written-By – G. Michael*
Demonstration Not For Sale.
Find The 12″ On DISCOGS
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)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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