Posted by DjPaulT on October 15th, 2014
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985
“Once Bitten” is the title track of the 1985 horror/comedy film of the same name. “Once Bitten” was performed by Synth rock band 3 Speed. The band was formed in Boston, Massachusetts, USA led by frontwoman Linder Chase.
The band was discovered after their manager sent a demo tape to a studio in Los Angeles, completely unbeknownst to the band members. An executive was listening to their demo tape on a radio on his desk when Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. walked by, heard Linda Chase singing, and said that he wanted the band on a plane the following weekend.
In addition to “Once Bitten,” another song by the band called “Stop Talking About Us” was used by MCA/Curb Records on the aforementioned soundtrack. This song was not written for the movie, but was actually a demo that the band had previously recorded. The version that appears on the soundtrack album is the demo.
3 Speed enjoyed considerable success after the release of the Once Bitten soundtrack; at one point they were even opening for Pat Benatar. MCA Records, however, never petitioned the band to record a full-length LP, commissioning them instead to write songs for more soundtracks, including those for Rad and Savage Streets.
Chase continues to write & perform music and work in recording studios.
This US only 7″ promo contains the same track on both sides.
Once Bitten 3:40
Once Bitten 3:40
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
Label: Curb Records – MCA-52717
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Promo, 45 RPM
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop, Pop Rock
Double-A-side promo. From the MCA/CURB LP, MCA-6154, “Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack “ONCE BITTEN.”
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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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