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Wham! – Wham Rap (Enjoy What You Do) (Netherlands 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 16th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

“Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do)” is a 1982 song by British pop duo Wham! Released in June 1982, this was the pair’s debut single. Credited to Panos/Ridgeley (ie George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley), it was produced by Bob Carter on the Innervision label.

According to Rob Jovanovic in his 2007 biography of George Michael, the song “depicted the world as they saw it” although it was “hardly a rap as we know it today.” The message is that if you’re young and unemployed, have fun. Of course, most people who are faced with especially long term unemployment find life a struggle, but youthful optimism certainly paid off for this dynamic duo. David Austin and Paul Ridgeley (Andrew’s brother) added backing vocals.

The first DJ to play “Wham Rap!” on BBC Radio was Peter Powell; it was chosen by the music paper Sounds as its single of the week, but could reach only #105 in the UK chart.

This 7″ includes the original 1982 version on the A side which is the video version. Side B is the “club mix” whic is an edit of the “social mix”.

SIDE A:
Wham Rap (Enjoy What You Do) 3:30

SIDE B:
Wham Rap (Enjoy What You Do) (Club Mix) 4:02

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic ‎– EPCA 2442, Inner Vision ‎– A 2442
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Bob Carter
Written-By – Ridgeley*, Panos (2)

NOTES:
Printed in Holland

Find The 7″ 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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24 Responses to “Wham! – Wham Rap (Enjoy What You Do) (Netherlands 7″)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    Aha, you already said earlier that you had more rare Wham! singles still in your vault. Are we going to continue with another Wham! tsnunami now? Fine with me, Paul! Love them.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Nope no tsnunami just posting them as I come across them in boxes 🙂

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    Stefano Reply:

    Pity…

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  2. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul for this excellent rip.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  3. NeilKelly Says:

    Fantastic can’t be many left now though!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Just a couple more Neil 🙂

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  4. Silver Blue Says:

    Wow. Love this. Finally a pristine digital copy of the original lyrics. For some reason, this was on the cassette to the “Perfect” soundtrack (Travolta/Lee Curtis), while the CD had the version with the “updated” lyrics. Thanks DJ Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Silver Blue 🙂

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  5. Jermajesty Says:

    Awesome awesome awesome! I know i’ve been banging on about this mix for about 2 years now. 😀

    Thanks for the treat, i’ll be grabbing this one with both hands.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I know you have been waiting a while my friend 🙂 And ther still even a couple more Wham Rap mixes 🙂

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  6. Hugh Says:

    wow. Thank you

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Hugh 🙂

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  7. Conner Says:

    AWESOME. So many great things lately. I am way behind! 🙂 Oh, I need a list of where to go in Dallas next week. Are you in the know? 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Conner I am sure you will enjoy your visit to big “D” in case you want to do some record shopping here are a few great stores in the Dalla/Fort Worth are.

    Forever Young
    2955 Texas 360, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
    (972) 352-6299

    Bills Records
    1317 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215
    (214) 421-1500

    Good Records
    1808 Lower Greenville Ave.
    Dallas, TX 75206
    (214)752-4663

    Record Town
    3025 S. University Dr.
    Fort Worth, TX
    (817) 926-1331

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    Conner Reply:

    You are the BEST.

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  8. whome Says:

    Great upload!! Have been waiting for this for ages :)! Still waiting for GM Killer/Papa Bonzai Mixes :)!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Whome 🙂

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  9. André Says:

    I’m in heaven! Paul, you’re a legend. Thank you, thank you, thank you! More Wham!, please!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you André 🙂

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  10. Dave Says:

    You’ve provided us with the almost complete vinyl discography of Wham. Thanks for that. Keep turning over them boxes and more Wham! is also fine by me.

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  11. woz Says:

    Thanks so much for the video version and another edit of this song. It’s great to have the different versions and Wham!/GM is one of my all time favs. 🙂

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  12. rafi Says:

    Thank you very much. Great video version! Take care and have a nice day!

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  13. Junior Says:

    Fantastic to have more Wham!

    Thank you Paul 🙂

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