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Paul Lekakis – Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back to My Room) (Champion Remix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 13th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

“Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back to My Room)” is the debut single by American singer and model Paul Lekakis.

Originally released in 1987 on ZYX Records, then picked up by Polydor Records for a wider release, the song peaked at #43 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the U.S. and at #60 on the UK Singles Chart in England. It fared better in other parts of the world, where the song spent five weeks at #1 on the ARIA Charts in Australia, from April 13 through May 11 of 1987. It also topped music charts in Japan and South Africa, and peaked at #2 in Canada. The song is noteworthy because it is a well-known 1980s dance club track that nonetheless failed to appear on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart upon its initial release. Subsequent remixes have appeared on that chart, however, as well as some of Lekakis’ other dance recordings. The song was popular in the LGBT community and helped to establish his career, both as a singer and as an actor.

Several remixes were commissioned for the track including the rare UK only Champion Remix by mixmaster Phil Harding of PWL released on Champion Records a London based major long-running soul, dance and house music label.

SIDE A:
Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back To My Room) (A Phil Harding Remix) 6:40

SIDE B:
Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back To My Room) (A Phil Harding Dub Remix) 5:44

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back To My Room) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #43

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Champion ‎– CHAMPX 12-43
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Hi-NRG

CREDITS:
Producer – M. Chieregato*, R. Turatti*
Remix – Mixmaster Phil Harding*
Written-By – M. Chieregato*, R. Ballerini*, R. Turatti*, S. Montini*, T. Hooker*

NOTES:
Tracks listed incorrectly on back cover.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
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
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 Removal: 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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Password: burningtheground

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26 Responses to “Paul Lekakis – Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back to My Room) (Champion Remix) (UK 12″)”

  1. Silver Blue Says:

    Thanks, DJ Paul…this takes me back…I remember dancing in the clubs to it after I came out (December 87)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I remember it very well too Siver Blue 🙂

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  2. Tony Says:

    Thank you for the Phil Harding Remix. 🙂
    Please post more rare Stock Aitken Waterman/PWL!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Tony 🙂

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  3. Patrick Hannan Says:

    love this, thank you

    more S.A.W. remixes please

    pat

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Patrick 🙂

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  4. BE.D12'' Says:

    Another great rip, Paul!
    thanks as always.

    The Phil Harding mix-effect on this version
    remember me well the mixing of Jermaine Stewart “Don’t talk dirty to me”!
    (that hope you’ve got it).

    DJ Paul forever.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome BE.D12” 🙂

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  5. Jeff Says:

    I love how you drop these surprises on us Paul! Wow, what a great, fun and flirty track!! Everybody was talking about this one when it first came out!! It was so nice to have the great sexual innuendo here as it gave us a new synonym for coitus!! I’m really interested in hearing this rare remix too. Phil Harding was a great remixer. I really loved Mr. Lekakis. I so enjoyed his follow-up singles to this one. I even have his Sire Records CD!! Thanks for starting the week off with a “BANG!” Paul, if you catch my drift!! I love these naughty 12-inchers. Ah, Summer and SEX!! You do it right Sir!!

    Salivating!!

    Jeff

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    Jeff Reply:

    Fantastic mix Paul. I love hearing things that are new to me. I think the energy level is awesome here and Mr. Harding’s remix has great sounds in it too. This is so generous of you to share this rare mix Paul. Many thanks.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I like this mix too Jeff and had a hard time tracking a copy down. However I think I prefer the original 🙂

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  6. ex15 Says:

    I don’t recall this (at this moment in time), but looking at the artwork is the record company selling the artist or the record??

    Thanks for the rip Paul……….. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Nothing wrong with a pretty face to sell a record. It has caused me to buy many lol 🙂

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  7. Gilbert Says:

    A very RARE PWL treat! Thanks Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Gilbert 🙂

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  8. Davos Via 45 Says:

    Although I like some of the best stuff from Italian producers, Italo-Disco and Italo-House, and the best of Hi-NRG from whatever part of the world, and this is a quality production on the remix from Phil, this song is way to cheesy and annoying for my liking.
    Also, it’s so sexy as a invitation from a fat old lady with a bad breath (or whatever gender or transgender you prefer), to an evening with a six-pack, chips and TV.
    On the other hand , such evening might be the top of the world for some 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    Dirk Reply:

    Somehow I keep singing I’m your Venus to this. And I loved the metaphor. I cruelly agree 🙂

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  9. risildowgtn Says:

    This was banned from commercial radio in New zealand lol..
    it was huge in the clubs and made the singles charts

    I still have his album hahahahha

    thanks for this DJ Paul

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Risildowgtn. I did not know it was banned in New Zealand. Interesting it went #1 in Australia ARIA charts 🙂

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  10. Max Says:

    OMFG!!!

    Completely forgot about this one… Memories indeed… That guy was such a major dreamboat back then!

    Thanks Paul

    🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Max 🙂

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  11. Max Says:

    BTW, back then on the radio in Québec they always mashed up this song with the french song “Vivre ailleurs” by Jakie Quartz… To the point where I cannot listen to this song without hearing the other one as well…

    Again, thanks for the memories Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Interesting Max I will have to check out the other song 🙂

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  12. woz Says:

    Thank you!

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  13. Dave Says:

    Haven’t heard this mix before, but I’ve still got my copy of the original 12″ on ZYX. Thanx Paul!

    As long as I’m typing, can I put in (yet another) request for a re-up of Supertramp’s “I’m Beggin’ You” ? Links to that one have been dead for quite a while…

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  14. Bertold Says:

    Hi Paul!

    Please if you have upload this : “Paul Lekakis – You Blow Me Away”

    Thanks!

    Best Regards!

    P.S.: You have a great vinyl collection.

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