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Menudo – Like a Cannonball (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 8th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

“Like A Cannonball” is a 1984 single by Puerto Rican boy band Menudo. The song was featured in the 1984 Warner Bros. film “Cannonball Run II” starring Burt Reynolds. “Like A Cannonball” was also included on the bands first English-language album, Reaching Out. The song features Robi Rosa on lead vocals.

SIDE A:
Like A Cannonball (Brand New Extended Version In English And Spanish) 3:40

SIDE B:
Like A Cannonball (English Version) 3:18
Like A Cannonball (Spanish Version) 3:20

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: RCA ‎– PW 13842
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Arranged By, Conductor – Alejandro Monroy, Carlos Villa
Producer – Edgardo Diaz
Producer [Assistant] – Mary Lynne M. Pagán

NOTES:
From the Motion Picture “CANNONBALL RUN II”

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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17 Responses to “Menudo – Like a Cannonball (US 12″)”

  1. Gilbert Gonzales Says:

    OMG!!!! Menudo was so popular in the Philippines that they kept going back there! Love Like A Cannonball! They had a lot of dancey songs on their English album Reachin’ Out released i think in 1984! Thanks Paul for making me smile today. I really need that!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Gilbert. I’m smiling just knowing that you are 🙂

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  2. Bearguy Says:

    Sorry, Paul… I saw the title of this one and immediately started thinking Supertramp instead… 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah it’s an easy one to mix up 🙂

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  3. Just Me Says:

    Love this one! Thanks…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Just Me 🙂

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  4. Rebachol Says:

    Here in South America, Menudo is considered very bizarre. 😀

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  5. musicdivaSF Says:

    Whoa…and…Wow!! This is one amazing post and I agree with everything that was mentioned by Gilbert Gonzales. This definitely puts a smile on my face also. Please tell me you also have another of their hit single “Explosion”. 😉 🙂

    Thank you, thank you Dj PaulT!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi MusicdivaSF the only other 12″ I have is “You Got Potential” I will look for “Explosion” though 🙂

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  6. Ezequiel Says:

    Hi Paul; I don’t recognize Ricky Martin in the sleeve picture. By the way, Roby Rosa is a very respectable musician and songwriter. I love his ’94 album “Frío”.

    Hugs

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah Ezequiel Ricky was not in the group at this time 🙂

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  7. Santi Says:

    Woohoo! I’ve been waiting for this one since you posted Hold Me … 2? years ago? Haha, time flies man! Thank you for this!
    And Gilbert’s right! They were HUUUGGGEE here back in the day. They even have a couple of songs in Tagalog if I’m not mistaken. Till the next 12″ Paul! 😀

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Very cool Santi enjoy!

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  8. Dirk Says:

    Checked out a youtube original video by them, got the impression they were singing to Leif Garrett. Adjusted the quality and there it was : a girl.

    The Leif-association made more sense though:-)

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  9. Fernando Says:

    Here in Brazil Menudo also was a huge success. I loved their romantic song “If you’re not here by my side” (not sure if its the name of the music). Thks for the post, Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Fernando 🙂

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  10. Frank Strovel III Says:

    My younger sister was a HUGE Menudo fan back in the 80s. When we were on a cruise in ’86 and visited San Juan she had me skip the usual excursions and tourist attractions and take her to nearby Hato Rey to the Menudo fan headquarters store. She was in heaven. But now that I think about it, it probably wasn’t smart to take a cab to an unknown neighborhood in a foreign land.

    Cool post!

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