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The Pleasure Crew – So Good (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on February 2nd, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

“So Good” was the debut single by British group Pleasure Crew released on Factory records October 1987. The 12″ version was the groups only commercially released single.

Noel Taylor was the former vocalist and guitarist for Adventure. Adventure’s prophetic dance floor sound was designed for a wide audience, but they disbanded before the curtain went up. Noel then met Himat “Chester” Singh, a pent percussionist. Both had a common dislike of band compromise and a common love of song and dance. TcO, Manchester’s big and hot production, was brought in and the kettle was on.

Pleasure Crew teamed up with Mike Pickering (Hacienda DJ/Quando Quango) to fill the house. “So Good” is a disc designed for movement. It means what you like, but it’s a means to move.

This is one of those lost 12″ single’s that many have never heard of, but demands to be given new life. I hope you like it.

SIDE A:
So Good 5:25

SIDE B:
So Bad 4:00
So Good (Airwave Mix) 3:40

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Factory  ‎– FAC 169
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Oct 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Backing Vocals, Percussion – Himat Singh
Drums – Def Blam
Engineer – TcO*
Producer – MP*, TcO*
Sleeve – Realisation
Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar, Programmed By – Noel Taylor

NOTES:
Recorded at Revolution Studio, Cheadle Hulme,
Spirit Studio Manchester
Mixed at Revolution
Thanks Michelle

Pressed at MPO Averton.

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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22 Responses to “The Pleasure Crew – So Good (UK 12″)”

  1. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul for this gem.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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    woz Reply:

    Yep, thanks for the gem! Never heard of the band before.

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  2. Jermajesty Says:

    Indeed, I’ve never heard of this, but am intruiged by a dance record from Manchester that *just about* pre-dates rave.

    Good start to the week. 🙂 Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jermajesty. Please let me know what you think 🙂

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    Well it’s not quite what I was expecting. 😀 It sounds very polished/commercial for a Factory release – I’m quite surprised it was on that label.

    Also quite surprised it wasn’t a bigger hit, especially in that year, the UK charts were full of this kind of stuff.

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  3. mothloop Says:

    A good example of the style of dance music Factory Records had moved toward by the late(r) eighties. Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Mothloop 🙂

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  4. Jeff Says:

    This was a new one for me Paul, but I must admit, the track seemed very familiar to me, like I’ve some how heard it before, but for the life of me, I don’t know where. A great track and I really enjoyed the “So Bad” version highly. I love these days when you give us records that are new to a lot of us. I so appreciate what you do.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff 🙂

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  5. Wolfe Says:

    Fab. Another gem! Xxx

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Wolfe 🙂

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  6. NKelly Says:

    Never heard of it indeed but will give it a go. Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy Neil 🙂

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  7. VanceMan Says:

    The Factory label always beens to have surprises in the catalog. Just when you think you’ve encountered it all, up comes something else. This feel like a poppier version of Quando Quango, one of my favorite Factory projects.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree with you VanceMan the label has lots of surprises 🙂

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  8. ex15 Says:

    Never heard of this (or them), never the less I will be keeping in my archive. An enjoyable track.

    Thanks as always for the rip Paul.. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 🙂

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  9. Ezequiel Says:

    This So good song is… well, so good!
    Another new stuff for me.

    Thanks Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ezequiel 🙂

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  10. woz Says:

    Do all the best british bands have a Noel in front?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I guess so Woz 🙂

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