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80's and 90's 12 Inch Mixes

Wa Wa Nee – Stimulation (Australia 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 7th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Stimulation” is the debut single by Australian synth-pop band Wa Wa Nee. Led by singer/songwriter Paul Gray and guitarist Steve Williams, bassist Mark Gray and drummer ‘The Sween’, the band signed with CBS Records in 1985. In the groups native Australia “Stimulation” peaked at #2. In the US “Stimulation” was released as the groups second single following their top 40 hit “Sugar Free”. “Stimulation” debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 on January 30, 1988 and peaked at #86 culminating their chart career in America.

SIDE A:
Stimulation (Extended Mix) 7:14
Producer –  Jim Taig
Remix – Chris Cameron

SIDE B:
Stimulation (Dub Version) 4:11
Mixed By – Chris Cameron
Producer –  Jim Taig

Headlines 3:37

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Stimulation U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #86

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: CBS ‎– BA 12182
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Australia
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer –  Paul Gray

NOTES:
From the LP: “WA WA NEE”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

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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Password: burningtheground

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21 Responses to “Wa Wa Nee – Stimulation (Australia 12″)”

  1. Lacatuantrophy Says:

    Thank you very much for posting this 12″ Paul. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Lacatuantrophy 🙂

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  2. lordofvhs Says:

    I wish you nice week.cheers!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Same to you Lordofvhs 🙂

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  3. RA Feutz Says:

    Thank you Paul. Tell me you’re gonna post ‘Sugar Free’ too! All the best as always, (Rob)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    RA I am planning to post it next if all goes as planned 🙂

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  4. guss Says:

    Excellent.Thank you Paul!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Guss 🙂

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  5. ex15 Says:

    Never heard of them!

    But there’s always the first time, thanks as always Paul, for the rip!

    🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hope you like it 🙂

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  6. Ray in Australia Says:

    Horray! Wa Wa Nee on Burning The Ground 🙂
    I don’t need to download this post having bought all Wa Wa Nee’s material during their short 2 album run… It’s just pretty wonderful seeing the band turn up on Burning The Ground.
    It’s worth mentioning too that the track “Headlines” is one of many non-album b-sides that Wa Wa Nee released. The only item that I have not tracked down so far is the PWL remix of “Sugar Free”. That would be a find for me 🙂
    Thanks Paul

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ray. I love my Aussie’s 🙂 I think you’ll be happy with the next post the Phil Harding remixes of “Sugar Free”.

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    Ray in Australia Reply:

    Oooh nice! 🙂
    After all these years I’d given up… Looking forward to that!
    Thank you!

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  7. Brett Says:

    To add to what Ray has said. It’s great to see Wa Wa Nee on Burning The Ground. Thank you for uploading this one. I have their 2 albums on CD and the extended compilation mini album that they released. Thank you Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Brett 🙂

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    Ray in Australia Reply:

    Hi Brett
    Besides the albums, there were nine non-album tracks that showed up on b-sides and some were even given extended versions. I always loved the attention to detail that came with Wa Wa Nee’s releases. 🙂

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    Ray in Australia Reply:

    Whoops, have to correct myself… There are 10 non-album b-sides for Wa Wa Nee… I missed “Happy” from “Can’t Control Myself” 7″ 🙂

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  8. Jason Says:

    Hi Paul. Thanks for the Wa Wa Nee. It would be great to hear One and One, I Can Make You Love Me and Can’t Control Myself in your quality if you have them. Cheers from Oz.

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  9. Nic Says:

    Thanks! “I could make you love me” was also pretty good. Great blog

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  10. DJ MB Says:

    If anyone can help me find these albums (CD Rips at 320K ONLY – Preferably with Front and Back Cover Artwork scans), please let me know

    WA WA NEE – WA WA NEE (1986)

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  11. Interceptor Says:

    Iv’e been looking for this mix of Stimulation for ages. Thank you so much for posting it. Your convervision to mp3 and FLAC is awesome. I wish I knew how to convert with such clear audio dynamics. I use Sound Forge Pro to do editing but still trying to figure the options which is best to encode. I use the normalizer a bit but still trying to figure it out.

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