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Total Coelo – I Eat Cannibals (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 3rd, 2015


A. Front

2015 Re-Rip!
Meticulously Remastered!
First Time In 24 Bit Flac!

Originally posted October 3, 2010

“I Eat Cannibals” was the debut single by British new wave group Toto Coelo (renamed Total Coelo in the US). The single reached No. 8 in the UK Singles Chart and was also a hit in many other countries, including South Africa where it was named the seventeenth biggest selling single of 1983, peaking at No. 3, while it only got as high as No. 66 in the U.S. in early 1983.

The solid drum sound that underpins the single was provided by session drummer Peter Boita. Boita received a demo cassette from producer Barry Blue and proceeded to score out a drum part that fitted the song. He programmed his Linndrum Computer with the basic drumbeat that is heard throughout the record. Boita also used this same technique on the B-side of the follow-up single, “Mucho Macho”, but, apart from a few television appearances, the single failed to make much impression on the charts.

I Eat Cannibals (Extended Version – Pt. 1) 6:34
I Eat Cannibals (Extended Version – Pt. 2) 5:11

I Eat Cannibals (Short Version) 3:28

Mucho Macho 4:57
Written By – J. Littman*

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1983 I Eat Cannibals U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #66
1983 I Eat Cannibals U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #27


Label: Chrysalis ‎– 4V9 03545
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

Arranged By – Barry Blue , Julian Littman
Artwork By [Photos] – Chris Craymer
Producer – Barry Blue
Written By – B. Blue* (tracks: A1 to B1), P. Greedus* (tracks: A1 to B1), R. Nicolson* (tracks: A1 to B1)

On back of picture sleeve, A-side is only referred to as a single track, “I Eat Cannibals (Extended Version)”. However, it is broken up into two on the A-side label and record itself.

Made in U.S.A.

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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18 Responses to “Total Coelo – I Eat Cannibals (US 12″)”

  1. NKelly Says:

    Awesome. Loved this since release and been awaiting the re-up since 2012. Many thanks


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome mate 🙂


  2. ex15 Says:

    Love it…! (Has a real novelty charm to it).

    And yes to a comment yesterday about “Hey Rajah” a 12″ would of been nice.

    Thanks as always for the rip, Paul.. 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 🙂


  3. Junior Says:

    Great memories of this single

    Thanks for the re-rip, Paul 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂


  4. Jeff Says:

    I have so many memories of this record Paul. And to have it in your own specially AWESOME fidelity, it’s better than it ever was. I guess when I was much younger, and a lot more lustier, the sexual connotations of this record thrilled me. Maybe I made too much of the “eating” metaphor, but it always stimulated me. I love sexual innuendo and would seek out records that fit my mood. Thanks for bringing this back for the sentimentality it creates in me. You’re the best Paul!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re so welcome Jeff 🙂


  5. Kurt B. Reighley Says:

    Thank you, thank you. I’m all aflutter hoping this theme continues tomorrow and you share “Dracula’s Tango!”


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Kurt. “Dracula’s Tango” is already posted on the blog.


    Kurt B. Reighley Reply:

    You, sir, are simply the best. And your extensive TC and Toni Basil posts make me want to do more research into the mysterious world of Radialchoice Records and their prescient attempts to be a video-oriented record label. Thank you.


  6. mjb Says:

    This rip has much less distortion on the sibilants (e.g. in the short version’s “I like spice, tasty and nice”) than your earlier rip. Everything’s just a touch more crisp, too. The new stylus makes a real difference. Thanks for this!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Mjb happy you notice 🙂


  7. Mike Says:

    Thanks, Paul. I first heard of TC — and so many other bands you cover — well after the fact via the Living In Oblivion series. Good stuff. Appreciate the work you put in meticulously recording!



  8. The Doctor Says:

    Holy crow… I remember listening to this on the radio, but I’d completely forgotten about it until now! I’m definitely gonna throw this into a playlist and see if anyone actually remembers it… 😀


  9. The Doctor Says:

    (Oh, P.S: There’s an error in the ID3 tags on the MP3 version; “Extended Version Part 1” and “Part 2” both say “Part 2” in the track name, and have “02” in the Track # field. The filenames are correct; it’s just the ID3 tags that are wrong.)


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  11. Jermajesty Says:

    Banging on a chop-chop!!
    One of the greatest songs of the 80s! How did I miss you post this?!!

    BTW, the tags for Part 1 are mislabelled as Track 2/Part 2. 🙂

    Thanks Paul – I don’t know anybody else that even knows they did anything except this song. 😀


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