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Bang Orchestra! – Samples! (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 17th, 2015


A. Front

“Samples!” was a second 12″ released for the song “Sample That!” by Chicago based project Bang Orchestra!. This 12″ also features new remixes by Ralphi Rosario.The single debuted on the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart on August 23, 1986 spending twelve weeks on the chart peaking at #5.

After the single’s release Geffen Records thought Bang`s sounds were too underground to release on an album, so the band ended up recording independent singles for Trax Records. Band founders Vince Lawrence and Evie formed the production company J.X. Bang and concentrated more on producing other artists, they quit making Bang Orchestra records in late 1987.

Samples! (Clubhouse Mix) 8:53
Mixed By – Ralphi Rosario

Samples! (House Mix) 5:44

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1986 Samples U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #5


Label: Geffen Records ‎– 0-20512
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: House

Engineer – Ron Gresham, Steve Sapperi*
Vocals – E – V*
Written-By, Producer, Mixed By –Vince Lawrence

A: Mixed by Vince Lawrence and Ralphi Rosario in the middle of the night.
B: Mixed by Vince Lawrence early in the morning.

Fairlight provided by Frank Shabold
Recorded at Chicago Trax Recording

Find the 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

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
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
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)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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8 Responses to “Bang Orchestra! – Samples! (US 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Man Paul, I can always depend on you for presenting to your loyal followers a band’s full discography. Interesting, I just realized that this is indeed the version I have in my personal collection. I actually like yesterday’s (original) version much better, but I am still looking forward to this mix. Plus, like we both agree, that graphic is extra special. I really have a thing for anvils and I guess it always makes me think about Visage’s “The Anvil” and all the imagery that song creates. The hammers and the figures, muscles, leather, that whole Industrial music movement of which I was obsessed with in the 80’s. For a time, I almost wanted this logo for a tattoo, but my tastes run in so many directions and I couldn’t decide, so I opted out for none. But still, and I’m sorry for the ramble, but tracks like this one takes me back to my youth. Burning The Ground is my “cyber comfort site” and I’m really forever in your debt. Thanks Paul for your musical goodness and generosities!!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff. I love it when you ramble 🙂 You have such great taste and music insight. I was never brave enough for a tatoo but always wanted one. I was into the industrial movement for a bit but never fully embraced it so there is not much in my collection. I hope that more of my readers embrace these tracks 🙂


  2. Junior Says:

    I was hoping you might post the follow-up.

    Thanks very much Paul 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂


  3. Wayne Says:

    Thank you again Paul, these have never sounded better!!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Wayne 🙂


  4. RA Feutz Says:

    Thanks for posting both of these, Paul! I had looked at my own vinyl versions many times and wanted to post them, but never got around to doing so. Thanks again!


  5. woz Says:

    Totally new to me – thanks!


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