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Culture Club – I’m Afraid Of Me (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on June 26th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on June 5, 2010. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer Ortofon Super 30 stylus. This 12? is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!

“I’m Afraid Of Me” was the second single released from Culture Club’s debut LP “Kissing To Be Clever”. I’m Afraid Of Me also suffered the same fate as Culture Club’s previous single “White Boy” and failed at radio peaking at only #100 in the UK.

SIDE A:
I’m Afraid Of Me (Extended Dance Mix) 7:20

SIDE B:
Murder Rap Trap 4:22
Featuring – Captain Crucial

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin – VS 509-12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Artwork By [Cover Design] – Jik Graham
Bass – Michael Craig
Drums, Percussion – Jon Moss
Guitar, Piano, Keyboards – Roy Hay
Photography – Mark Lebon
Producer, Engineer – Steve Levine
Vocals – Boy George
Written-By – Culture Club

NOTES:
For Do Not Erase Productions

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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17 Responses to “Culture Club – I’m Afraid Of Me (UK 12″)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    On 22nd August 2011 you assembled your new OM30 stylus. All the posts prior to that date are long dead or still working OM20 posts (and a few of them are even more inferior OM10 posts). So very good idea to take up the old long dead Culture Club posts and give them a re-rip treatment!

    One fine day all posts will be re-ripped 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah maybe in 100 years or so lol 🙂

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  2. kookoo Says:

    Thanks for the upgrade on this great 12″! It sounds amazing.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Kookoo 🙂

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  3. Jermajesty Says:

    Can’t beat a bit of Culture Club. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Sure can’t 🙂

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  4. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. Looking forward to new CC material later this year.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hope it turns out to be as good as their early material 😉

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  5. cdmaniac Says:

    One of my favorite CC tracks & a great 12″ too!
    I’ve always loved the cover art also, too bad they didn’t use the other CC logo of the time though it was much better.
    I’ve heard a couple of snippets of the new tracks & they sound very promising!!!
    Cant wait for the tour & new album!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I just hope they don’t try to go too electronic or clubby like many of today’s current artists. I would rather they sound like the original band not all stnths and drum machines.

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    cdmaniac Reply:

    The ones I’ve heard are classic reggae…YUM!
    George seems to leave the more club stuff for his side projects & himself.
    Take Care,
    CDM

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  6. Doug Says:

    Thanks! Looking forward to this 24-bit upgrade!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Doug 🙂

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  7. Brett Says:

    Thank you for this one. The track from ‘Kissing To Be Clever’ album “White Boys Can’t Control It” should have been a single, it was played quite a bit on FM radio in Australia.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Brett pretty sure “White Boy” was released as their debut single I have the 12″.

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  8. Brett Says:

    Hi DjPaul, There are two tracks on the Kissing To Be Clever album with a similar title. Track 1 is “White Boy ( Dance Mix)”, which is the debut single that you mentioned. But the one I was talking about was Track 8 “White Boys Can’t Control It”.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Oh I see Brett my mistake 🙂 Yeah that would have been a nice single.

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