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Michael Sembello – Gremlins…Mega Madness (US 7″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 21st, 2014


A. Front

“Gremlins…Mega Madness” is a 1984 single by American musician and songwriter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Michael Sembello. The song is featured on the soundtrack for the film “Gremlins” starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates and Corey Feldman. “Gremlins…Mega Madness” was released as a single in the US, Europe and Japan but failed to chart.

This US 7″ promo contains the same track on both sides and is issued in a picture sleeve. According to the back of the sleeve a 12″ Extended Dance Remix was supposed to be released however to the best of my knowledge Geffen Records shelved the project.

Gremlins…Mega Madness 3:52

Gremlins…Mega Madness 3:52

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: Geffen Records ‎– 9 29255-7, Geffen Records ‎– 7-29255
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Single, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: Synth-pop, Funk

Producer – Mark Hudson, Michael Sembello
Written-By – Don Freeman, Mark HudsonMichael Sembello

From the Warner Bros. motion picture GREMLINS · From the original motion picture sound track on Geffen Records GREMLINS.

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B. Back

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)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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8 Responses to “Michael Sembello – Gremlins…Mega Madness (US 7″ Promo)”

  1. woz Says:

    More soundtrack songs – hooray! Gremlins is still a fun movie to watch every now and then. Thanks for the rip 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Woz 🙂


  2. Brent Says:

    Also really loved Michael Sembello “Gravity” from the movie cocoon (also off his without walls cd)


  3. Tim Says:

    Another nice one! Someday I hope somebody releases the official recording of Sembello’s “Rock Until You Drop” from Monster Squad.


  4. Jeff Says:

    You can really pick ’em Paul!! I love this song. I remember hearing it on the radio a few times and I bought the soundtrack cassette too. Thanks for clearing up for me about the dance mix; I waited for it, but nothing materialized. Too bad, as I bet it would be fantastic. I wish Mr. Sembello’s songs took off. Of course there was “Maniac” from Flashdance and his other big one, “Automatic Man” which was a great club hit (wish I had that 12-inch!)along with a few others, but nothing really came out for a long lasting career. Thanks for this great rip. You’re replacing some lost gold from my past and I’m —-as ALWAYS—-truly grateful.

    This new rip of yours made me think about your Peter Gabriel’s “Out Out” you posted. The flip-side had Jerry Goldsmith’s “Gizmo” theme which was one of my favorite score pieces…EVER!!! It’s playful but beautiful at times. I urge your fans to check it out if they haven’t already. I was more excited about this B-side more than Gabriel’s A-side!!

    And again Paul, thanks for this month’s releases. Yesterday’s “Rhythm Stick” Halloween issue meant the world to me. I’m excited that some of your fans knew about “Rhythm Stick” and appreciated it as much as me. Plus you being in pain at times, waiting for surgery, makes your dedication for bringing lost classics back from the dead, resurrecting them to new audio splendor is such a gift. I know I’d be quite lost without you and Burning The Ground. I love the “Mega-Mega-Mega Madness” of the 12-inch mix and you definitely come to the rescue when you locate a forgotten gem and polish it up and present the treasure to us all. You’re the best Paul!!!

    Sincerely Grateful (Again and Again and Again and…),



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you kindly Jeff I appreciate your feedback so very much. Like you I waited for a 12″ for this track as well but nothing. Maybe a 12″ could have helped this track to chart especially on the dance chart. Mr. Sembello never did really take off for some reason. I love doing the Gabriel 12″ last year it is one of my favorite’s. Thank you for all of your insight into these tracks 🙂


  5. George Price Says:

    Hey Paul. I just looked on Discogs,and there is a 12 inch Import from Holland,but it’s the same version as the US 45,but is fronted by Peter Gabriel’s “Out Out”. Maybe Geffen couldn’t get a Dance Mix they thought was usable?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi George I have already posted “Out Out”



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