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Pat Benatar – Sex As A Weapon (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 15th, 2015


A. Front

New 2015 Re-Rip!
Remastered using the Ortofon OM Super 30 stylus!

This is one of those singles that I originally ripped way back in December, 2010. Back then I was using ClickRepair and the Ortofon OM 20 stylus. The result was a good rip but not as good as it could be. Now in 2015 I have stopped using ClickRepair started manually removing clicks and updated my stylus to the Ortofon OM Super 30. I also upgraded the tube in my Bellari phono pre-amp to the Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron tube resulting in a much higher quality transfer. Enjoy!

“Sex As A Weapon” was the second single taken from American singer Pat Benatar’s sixth studio album “Seven The Hard Way”. The single peaked at #28 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in January 1986.

Sex As A Weapon (Extended Mix) 6:16
Remix – Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero
Written-By – B. Steinberg* , T. Kelly*

Sex As A Weapon (Instrumental) 4:49
Remix – Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero
Written-By – B. Steinberg* , T. Kelly*

Red Vision 3:52
Mixed By – Mike Frondelli*
Producer [Assistant], Engineer – Joe Chiccarelli
Written-By – M. Grombacher* , N. Geraldo*

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1986 Sex As A Weapon U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #28
1986 Sex As A Weapon U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #5


Label: Chrysalis ‎– 602 148
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Pop, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

Producer – Neil Geraldo

Taken from the LP “SEVEN THE HARD WAY”

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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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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13 Responses to “Pat Benatar – Sex As A Weapon (Germany 12″)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    Hey, I wasn’t expecting Sex today! Thanks Paul, very happy with the Pat Benatar series this week (but I lost my mind already last Monday).
    Another excellent single by Pat. Kinda strange it only reached no. 28 in the US.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hope you get your mind back stefano lol. Enjoy!


    Stefano Reply:

    Almost 🙂


  2. Jeff Says:

    Happy “hump” day Paul!! Man, I’m raging hard for this re-rip! I’m too excited because this was one of the first downloads I ever made on your site. Now, with the extra quality, I am so enthusiastic about it. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH PAUL!! Your new equipment is just so phenomenal and all the effort you do to remove clicks manually is a celebration! Gosh, how I love your commitment to high fidelity. This mix is so perfect and I swoon over the instrumental too. You’ve literally put me in a state of tumescence Paul over this 12-inch.

    Breathless and flushed!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    I am so glad that you found BTG Jeff you are a gem. 🙂


  3. mothloop Says:

    Missed this one first time around. Looking forward to it. Thank you as always Paul!


    mothloop Reply:

    By the way, I’m curious what type of download is most popular among your readers, 24, 16 or mp3?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I’d say mp3, but for those who are serious about fidelity 24bit for sure that is what I prefer.


  4. NKelly Says:

    Awesome. Many thanks.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Neil 🙂


  5. J Says:

    Thanks for redoing this one…most of her mixes that she released are pretty difficult to find any more. Do you have the original US 7″ of “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”? This single was remix with more guitars than the normal version and has never been released again that I am aware of.


  6. woz Says:

    Love this song – thanks!


  7. David Says:

    Thanks Paul! Pat has always been one of my favorites. Such an amazing voice.


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