Posted by DjPaulT on October 29th, 2014
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985
Re-Rip Newly Remastered!
Originally I posted this one on October 18, 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!
“Weird Science” is a song that was written and performed by American New Wave band Oingo Boingo. It is the theme song to the Weird Science film and television series. It was released on the film’s soundtrack, as well as Oingo Boingo’s 1985 album, Dead Man’s Party in a different version.
The version on the soundtrack, the recording released as a single, runs 3:45 long. The version on Dead Man’s Party is a much different arrangement, running 6:00. The song was also released in a dance mix on a 12-inch single.
Despite its moderate mainstream popularity, it is believed that the song is one of Oingo Boingo’s least favorite tracks, with the band having felt that it was a rushed effort. It was rarely, if at all, performed live during the years following the song’s release. According to various sources, the record company and movie producers were pushing for a final track of the song. The band had worked on various compilations of the song, but was not yet ready to submit the official recording yet. Nevertheless, one night after the band had worked on the song for some time, the record company executives found what they believed was the final or finished recording. And that “unfinished” piece became the released recording of the song.
“Weird Science” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on August 31, 1985 peaking at #45. The single did much better on the US dance chart climbing to #21.
The remixes on the A-side of this U.S. 12″ promo are exclusive to this release and are vinyl only.
Weird Science (Boingo Dance Version) 5:37
Edited By – Judy Clapp
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Mint (Generic)
U.S. CHART HISTORY:
|1985||Weird Science||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#45|
|1985||Weird Science||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play||#21|
Label: MCA Records – L33-17048
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
US promo-only 12″ with two exclusive mixes.
Taken from the Motion Picture Soundtrack Album, “WEIRD SCIENCE.”
Find The 12″ On DISCOGS
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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