Posted by DjPaulT on February 25th, 2015
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988
First Time In 24 Bit Flac!
Originally posted May 6, 2011
“Reach” was the second single released by new wave band Martini Ranch conceived in 1982 by Andrew Todd Rosenthal. The band was composed of Rosenthal (vocals and guitar) and actor Bill Paxton (voices and samples), and featured a similar sound to late 1980s Devo. “Reach” also features actor Judge Reinhold (of Beverly Hills Cop fame) as the Whistler on the song.
“Reach” failed to have any chart success but the music video directed by James Cameron (Titanic) recieved heavy airplay on MTV and VH-1. The production included cameos from Cameron’s soon-to-be-wife, fellow director Kathryn Bigelow, as well as Aliens and Terminator alumni Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser and Jenette Goldstein, Judge Reinhold, Brian Thompson, and Adrian Pasdar (the video is roughly contemporaenous with the production of Bigelow’s Near Dark, the cast of which included Henricksen, Goldstein, and Pasdar as well as Paxton). Also seen is Bud Cort, as the crazy person admiring Bill Paxton’s motorcycle. There is also a memorable scene with the three band members Rosenthal, Paxton and keyboardist O’Hearn being dragged through the dust.
The “Untitled” track on the b-side is a short instrumental. It is not listed on the record label or sleeve.
Richard Cory (LP Version/Edit) 3:34
Backing Vocals – Robert O’Hearn
Untitled Track :20
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
Label: Sire – 0-20868
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Special thanks to James Cameron
Find the 12″ On DISCOGS
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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