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Gina X – No G·D·M (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 8th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“No G.D.M.” is a 1979 single by German dance-rock/electropop ensemble Gina X Performance from Cologne, consisting of vocalist Gina Kikoine and writer/producer Zeus B. Held, Ralph Morgenstern (backing vocals), Hinrich Sickenberger (backing vocals, drums) and Lazlo Czigany (drums).

Art history student Gina Kikoine was heavily influenced by Lou Reed and Patti Smith, as well as the art avant-garde. The concept for Gina X Performance came together when she met Zeus B. Held, who was at the time moving on from rock to a more electronic sound.

Held had previously been a member of the group Birth Control, and split to record solo in 1978, beginning work with Kikoine that year. Gina X Performance released several albums in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and were frequently played in North American and European dance clubs at the height of their popularity.

Single “No G.D.M” and first album “Nice Mover” quickly became cult hits and a blueprint for 80´s electronic dance music. Kikoine later described collaboration “the absolute union of music, poetry and travesty.”

“No G.D.M.” is a tribute to writer/actor Quentin Crisp. The “No Great Dark Man” refers to Quentin Crisp’s remark about there not being a “great dark man. Although the single recieved heavy club play it failed to have any chart success.

In 1990 British synth-pop duo Erasure covered the song and relesed it as the b-side to “Blue Savannah”.

This is the 1985 Statik record re-release.

SIDE A:
No G.D.M. (Extended) 6:13
No G.D.M. (Seven Inch) 4:24

SIDE B:
No G.D.M. (Dub Version) 6:40
Be A Boy 4:00

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Statik Records ‎– TAK 33/12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Leftfield, New Wave, Disco

CREDITS:
Producer – Zeus B. Held
Written-By – G. Kikoine*

NOTES:
Produced for Voice Versa
Dedicated To Quentin Crisp

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
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
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: Manual
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 “Gina X – No G·D·M (UK 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Another new one for me Paul and I’m so excited because Zeus B. Held is the producer. I loved his work with Dead Or Alive. Actually, he was my favorite producer of their songs. Thanks for another gem. You’re so fantastic Paul!!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hope ya like this one Jeff 🙂

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    Kyle Reply:

    Yes, I recognized that Zeus B. Held from so much Dead or Alive stuff !
    I be holdin’ Zeus and DJ Paul T. up on a pedestal, baby !

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    Jonathan Reply:

    Zeus B Held also did some great work with John Foxx on his The Golden Section album, and the 1983 12″ Endlessly is wonderful.

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  2. Ezequiel Says:

    I love the german bands! I’ll check this one out.

    Many thanks, Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ezequiel 🙂

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  3. mothloop Says:

    Sweeeeet! The dub version was not on the Nice Mover reissue. Much appreciation as always for the darker new wave stuff!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Mothloop. Have fun listening 🙂

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  4. ex15 Says:

    Very hypnotic track, reminds of something else?

    Thanks as always Paul, for the rip.. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 🙂

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  5. Omar Says:

    Love Gina X. Have all her 3 albums on cd. She also sang on Fashion’s Love Shadow single . Paul u posted the 12″ mix of Love Shadow a while back. Do u also have the 7″?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Just the 12″ Omar 🙂

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    Jonathan Reply:

    Actually she released 4 albums – three as Gina X Performance and one as Gina X.

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  6. VanceMan Says:

    Love this track but had no idea these variant mixes existed. Thanks for sharing!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Youre welcome VanceMan. Enjoy!

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  7. RA Feutz Says:

    This is a great 12 inch from back in 1979. Statik re-released it in 1985. Unfortunately the Remastered CD’s didn’t include these versions. I had this 12 inch and ripped it for my blog back on 7/16/13. It is one of my biggest downloads to this day, nearly hitting the 2,500 mark! I’m certain it will due justice for you as well!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hope so 🙂

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  8. woz Says:

    Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Welcome Woz 🙂

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  9. wolfie Says:

    Thanks Paul! Another great up as always. Loved Erasure’s cover but haven’t heard this. I also like Zeus B Held too x

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Have fun howling and listening Wolfie 🙂

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  10. Jonathan Says:

    Hi Paul. Thanks for posting. I have this 12″ and always found the Dub to be the best mix, though the original 12″ is still my favourite version. It was reissued with yet more new mixes in 2003. You can’t keep a good tune down!

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  11. Patric Says:

    Hi Paul, that’s absolutely new to me. I only know the version by Erasure and thought it was an original song. Thanks for lightin’ me up 🙂

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  12. dan Says:

    I’m late to the party I realize, but I just discovered your blog, and I must commend you on the quality posts. I for one really appreciate not only the audio quality but the time spent on the posts themselves. I am a huge 12″ single collector, I have thousands, mostly from the 80s. Ripping them is a lot of work, I know.

    Gina X has resurfaced! She collaborated on a single with Austra, released 2013. It’s a great track:

    http://www.discogs.com/Austra-Gina-X-Mayan-Drums/master/551227

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