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Martini Ranch – Reach (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on February 25th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

2015 Re-Rip!
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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.

SIDE A:
Reach (Extended Dance Mix) 7:09
Backing Vocals –  Robert O’Hearn
Whistling – Judge Reinhold

SIDE B:
Richard Cory (LP Version/Edit) 3:34
Backing Vocals –  Robert O’Hearn

Untitled Track :20

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– 0-20868
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Co-producer – Martini Ranch
Engineer – Greg Penny, Joe Seta
Producer – Greg Penny

NOTES:
Special thanks to James Cameron

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
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

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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17 Responses to “Martini Ranch – Reach (US 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Another one to check off my list Paul! I love this song, but I’ve never heard the dance version so thanks for re-ripping this one. This band was way cool. I liked their other record too, but can’t remember the title of that. I’ll just have to look that one up.

    Major gratitude!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I love this one too Jeff it’s pretty underrated in my opinion I hope other BTG readers will check it out. The other single was called “How Can The Labouring Man Find Time For Self-Culture?” I will be posting it tomorrow. It features members of DEVO 🙂

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    Jeff Reply:

    Paul, your rip is THRILLING!! What a fantastic record this is. I almost forgot about this one, but all the memories kept flooding back. And WOW!! The production is top notch and your mastering is superb! This is a cult classic in my opinion. Too fun! Sometimes while listening, I wanted to imagine Pete Burns cover this song. He has that AWESOME voice. This is absolutely phenomenal Paul. I so hope others will comment on this song. It’s so much fun!!

    Jeff

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  2. Piotrvladimir Says:

    Hello Paul
    What is the third track of the file you posted ?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    It;s just a short instrumental track that is not listed on the record it has no title.

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    Piotrvladimir Reply:

    Ok thanks Paul.

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  3. Thomas Says:

    This was a big hit in clubs in my neck of the woods…great memories. Excellent work as always Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Thomas it was a pretty big club hit here too. Very surprised it didn’t even get on the club charts.

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    Thomas Reply:

    The video is pretty awesome too! With all the star power involved, I’m really surprised it didn’t chart either. Of course this was probably pretty early in the careers of many of those involved but still you would think it would sniff the club play chart.

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  4. Christian Says:

    I was introduced to them in 1988 by Just Say Yo. Then I bought the album and the singles. After almost 30 years, I never knew it was Bill Paxton! Thanks, Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Christion. Stay tuned for tomorrows post Mr. Paxton is lead vocal on the next single 🙂

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  5. Chris Says:

    I remember this one making a few small ripples even here in Switzerland. And I also learned only many years later that it was Bill Paxton on the mic. Still, this remains one of my favourite 80s tracks to this day. Thanks for another tremendous rip, Paul!

    Chris

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Chris 🙂

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  6. Deeky Says:

    Thanks for reposting! Their first single “How Can the Labouring Man Find Time for Self-Culture?” got heavy airplay on KROQ in L.A. The whole album is pretty great.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Deeky. I think “Reach” was the second single since it came out in 1988. The other single “How Can the Labouring Man Find Time for Self-Culture?” was released in 1986.

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  7. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul.

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  8. woz Says:

    Great song – even though it was different – surprised it didn’t make a small splash on the charts. The video is one of the best too! Thanks 🙂

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