Posted by DjPaulT on February 26th, 2015
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986
“How Can The Labouring Man Find Time For Self-Culture?”was the first single released by American new wave band Martini Ranch. The track features Andrew Todd and american actor Bill Paxton on lead vocals along with three members of DEVO.
“How Can The Labouring Man Find Time For Self-Culture?” was produced and engineered by DEVO guitarist Bob Casale and also featured drummer Alan Myers and vocalist Mark Mothersbaugh on keyboards.
A music vodeo was filmed directed by Rocky Schenck, Bill Paxton and Andrew Rosenthal, the video mimics the dystopia of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and German Expressionism.
Aside from Rosenthal and Paxton, the cast of the video features cameos by actors associated with Paxton. Anthony Michael Hall, with whom Bill Paxton starred in the 1985 film Weird Science and Rick Rossovich, who appeared with Paxton in The Lords of Discipline, Streets of Fire and The Terminator, represent intellectual class and working class men.
Other appearances include Michael Biehn (The Lords of Discipline and The Terminator) and Judge Reinhold (The Lords of Discipline).
This would be the bands final single. Martini Ranch released one album titled “Holy Cow”.
How Can The Labouring Man Find Time For Self-Culture? (Industrial Mix) 5:22
Back At The Ranch 3:25
How Can The Labouring Man Find Time For Self-Culture? (Single Mix) 4:22
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
Label: Sire – 0-20453
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Design, Art Direction – Bill Paxton, Steve Gerdes
Illustration – Steve Gerdes
Keyboards – Andrew Todd (2), Mark Mothersbaugh
Lead Vocals, Guitar, Songwriter – Andrew Todd (2)
Mastered By [Originally] – Steven Marcussen*
Percussion – Alan Meyers
Photography By – Rocky Schenck
Producer, Engineer – Bob Casale*
Programmed By [Fairlight Programming] – Mark Mothersbaugh
Vocals – Bill Paxton
Printed in U.S.A.
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Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck
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: Manual
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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