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Vicious Pink – 8:15 To Nowhere (Belgium 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 14th, 2015


A. Front


“8:15 To Nowhere” was a song by British synth-pop duo Vicious Pink. The instrumental track became a cult hit without any promotion garnering heavy club play on both sides of the Atlantic. Despite it’s popularity the single failed to chart.

8:15 To Nowhere 2:48
Written-By – Moss*, Hammer*, Blackwell*

The Spaceship Is Over There 4:21
Written-By – Moss*, Warden*

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: LD Records ‎– LD 8818
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Belgium
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, New Beat

Made in Belgium.

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 Removal: 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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15 Responses to “Vicious Pink – 8:15 To Nowhere (Belgium 12″)”

  1. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. I have the remastered cd from VP that is awesome . Keep the new wave coming.


  2. ex15 Says:

    Makes you wonder why they put this on 12″ bet you could skating down the vinyl grooves!

    Smart track anyway.

    thanks as always for the rip, Paul.. 🙂


  3. mothloop Says:

    Paul, I was practically obsessed with Vicious Pink some years back. I scoured the shops and the internet for anything I could find. Even though their LP has finally been released on CD, Cherry Red has never impressed me with their mastering. I’ll take your vinyl rips any old day of the week. Thanks as always!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Mothloop I’m not a big Cherry Red fan either I have bought some of their releases and am usually disappointed. I much prefer a good vinyl rip 🙂


  4. Robert Says:

    OOOOH! Good one, Paul. I’ve always hoped you’d stray into the late eighties EBM/New Beat club stuff. If you could follow this path to the likes of Microchip League (MCL), Voyou and their ilk, I’d be a fan for life. (As if I’m not already. 😉 )


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I’ll see what I can do Robert 🙂


  5. Meddows Says:

    More rock, pop-rock music. 🙂


  6. Tim Hulsizer Says:

    Ashamed to say I don’t yet know Vicious Pink. But anything posted on BTG is always worth a listen. Thanks!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hope you end up enjoying it Tim 🙂


    Tim H. Reply:

    Just listened…an excellent single indeed!!


  7. Jeff Says:

    I love how you all keep us on our toes, guessing what you’ll bring to our ears next! I really love Vicious Pink. Maybe it was their name, sort of like Kissing The Pink, I just love these provocative and sexualized names, but their music was very compelling to me. I remember them being called Vicious Pink Phenomenon at one time too. First heard their song “Cccan’t You See” and was immediately hooked. Thank you Paul for dusting off this classic and making it available to us and also kudos to you for introducing the band to the uninitiated. I love when you share music that you’re passionate about as it makes the records even more special. You are a definite Prince.

    High Praise!



  8. woz Says:

    Good stuff! Thank you!


  9. Saucer People Says:

    Great band! They are from my hometown of Leeds!

    The 8:15 To Nowhere track was first released in 1984 and though The Spaceship Is Over There was recorded in 1984 though off the top of my head I can’t remember if it was released in any form in that year or whether it first surfaced on their 1986 album.

    Yeah, I have to agree with Mothloop, playing your rips back to back with the digitally remastered versions of the tracks on the Cherry Pop/Cherry Red reissue, I have to say that yours wins hands down!

    Such a shame that the remastered version of the album didn’t include their earlier tracks made under their Vicious Pink Phenomena name.

    At the time, bands like this and Tik & Tok, Shock etc were routinely criticised by the serious music press like the NME for their disposable music, but ironically, the music has fared far better than the bands that were championed at the time, the way both these tracks anticipated the later sound of house and techno is incredible.


  10. fjk Says:

    I search for this song since 20 years. Thank you very much.


  11. Peter Lum Says:

    Thank you so much for all your wonderful site of many 80’s 12″ singles that I once owned and loved so much. As the trend for CDs came around, i had somewhat left my turntable to switch to CDs….a big regret on my part.

    DO please continue with your killer works and hope one day you help us hear the amazing debut single from Vicious Pink Phenomena called “My Private Tokyo” again.

    Thank you again!


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