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Dolby’s Cube featuring Cherry Bomb – Howard The Duck (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on August 5th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“Howard The Duck” is the theme song for the 1986 cult classic film of the same name. The song was produced by Thomas Dolby with his band Dolby’s Cube. The song features Cherry Bomb which were a fictional band in the film consisting of actress Lea Thompson on lead vocals. The song also includes backing vocals by George Clinton who also co-wrote the song with Thomas Dolby and guitar by Joe walsh.

“Don’t Turn Away” also has Lea Thompson on lead vocals which is the version from the film. While the full-length soundtrack album has Thomas Dolby vocals instead. Stevie Wonder plays harmonica on the track.

SIDE A:
Howard The Duck (Mega Mix) 4:54
Lead Vocals [Cherry Bomb] – Lea Thompson
Backing Vocals [Background – Cherry Bomb] – Dominique Davalos,Holly Robinson, Liz Sagal
Backing Vocals [Background] – George Clinton
Guitar – Joe Walsh

SIDE B:
Howard The Duck 3:58
Lead Vocals [Cherry Bomb] – Lea Thompson
Backing Vocals [Background – Cherry Bomb] – Dominique Davalos,Holly Robinson, Liz Sagal
Backing Vocals [Background] – George Clinton
Guitar – Joe Walsh

Don’t Turn Away 6:13
Lead Vocals [Cherry Bomb] – Lea Thompson
Harmonica – Stevie Wonder

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-23645
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Featuring – Cherry Bomb (2)
Mixed By – E.T. Thorngren* (tracks: A, B1)
Producer – Thomas Dolby
Written-By – A. Willis*, G. Clinton* (tracks: A, B1), T. Dolby*

NOTES:
From the Motion Picture Soundtrack album,“HOWARD THE DUCK”
Thomas Dolby appears courtesy of EMI Records, Ltd.

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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30 Responses to “Dolby’s Cube featuring Cherry Bomb – Howard The Duck (US 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Paul!! You thoroughly floored me with this release!! What a cool surprise. Although I haven’t seen the motion picture “Howard The Duck” I was very much aware of the film and how it didn’t do well at the box office at the time. I think now it’s considered a cult classic. I love Thomas Dolby, so I can’t wait to hear this rare 12-inch. Wow, what a treat. BTG presents so much “cult” dance records: our favorites and all the new favorites you help introduce to us all. I love how you are unpredictable with what you post. Gosh, I would have loved night clubbing at your place. I bet you were a leader with your picks. You fully make life so special!!

    Big Thanks!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff 🙂

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    The Doctor Reply:

    It is very much a cult classic, but don’t let that stop you from seeing it. 🙂 It’s much more fun than some of the reviews would have you believe, especially if you don’t mind a campy ’80s sci-fi/comedy that doesn’t take itself terribly seriously.

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    Jeff Reply:

    Thanks to The Doctor: I will seriously have to look into this movie. This song made me think of Dolby’s Cube’s “Get Out Of My Mix” which I hadn’t thought about for quite sometime. I didn’t know Mr. Dolby used this name for another studio incarnation. So great Paul is around to rescue certain records from oblivion. He really has the best taste in things. Keeps us on our (dancing) toes guessing what will be next.

    Jeff

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  2. Brian P. Says:

    Thanks so much for posting this! I’d love to see more Thomas Dolby on here, if you have any you were thinking of doing.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Brian P. see what I can do 🙂

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  3. woz Says:

    Thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Woz! 🙂

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  4. B.Leo Says:

    Unfortunately, Stevie was miscredited on this. His excellent harmonica playing did appear on the LP version that Thomas Dolby sang, but this version has a harmonica sounding synth in place of his harmonica line. Wish there really was a Lea Thompson version with Stevie! Anyhow, thanks for this rip! LOVE this soundtrack so much!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I didn’t know that B.Leo.

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  5. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. Anything associated with Mr. Dolby is awesome. Can you post Airhead or Windpower next? Many thanks.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar don’t know if it’ll be next but I do have it so i will eventually post it 🙂

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  6. LR Says:

    Thanks so much Paul, I have this vinyl as well but my copy is seriously not mint. I love Lea Thompson’s performance, she should’ve sang more! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree LR she left us wanting more. Enjoy the record 🙂

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  7. Eduardo M Says:

    Paul: Thank you for this fantastic and amazing job of rescue of this great music of 80’s. In the past i bought some cd’s of this music, but the 12″ did not appear in this discs (except in Special Japanese editions). Addition the great majority of cd’s that have edited from 2000 to 2014 have a bad bad sound, very saturated, very compressed… We don’t listened the music in that way in the 80’s. Again i appreciate your work and congratulations.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are very welcome Eduardo M 🙂

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  8. DanaDotCom Says:

    Wow, the real jewel here is Lea Thompson’s “Don’t Turn Away”! Too bad this wasn’t given a chance at radio, as I have no doubt it would have charted. It’s the perfect type of mid-tempo groove to fill out 6 minutes. Perhaps box office deflated any plans. Oh well. Plenty of flop movies had big hit singles…Two Of A Kind, Staying Alive…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    “Xanadu” 🙂

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    DanaDotCom Reply:

    Two Of A Kind & Xanadu were the 1st 2 flops that came to mind…But while it was easy for me include 2 John Travolta films, in all good conscience I had to show a bit more respect to Olivia.

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  9. mothloop Says:

    Holy crap! Just a day or two ago I saw the bit of the movie where Lea Thompson performs Don’t Turn Away in a club. They seem to be showing more retro movies on the premium cable channels these days, which of course we all appreciate. I never knew her voice was ever committed to vinyl. What a wonderful little oddity!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Glad to see you like this one Mothloop. Enjoy!

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  10. Bellenger1981 Says:

    Wow. What a pleasant surprise. I’ve been waiting for this one … Thank you, Paul!

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    Bellenger1981 Reply:

    I just have to add that your remaster, Paul, is, by far, the best that I’ve heard of this 12″. I’ve been waiting for years to hear these tracks in this amazing quality. These mixes have been on the Internet for years in poor to mediocre sound quality (pops, clicks, static, etc.), but these remasters sound so clean and refreshing to my ears! They are extremely close to master tape quality! Nice job, Paul. Thank you, again. A donation is on your way.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks so much Bellenger1981. Hey it’s also very nice to see you again 🙂

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  11. Andrew Says:

    Yeap. ‘Don’t Turn Away’ is the stand out track here in my opinion. Thanks Paul

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Andrew 🙂

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  12. Davos Via 45 Says:

    Thomas Dolby, George Clinton, whoah! I was expecting something really interesting, but this duck song is just embarrassing 🙁 They must have been broke and smoked a lotta pot to record something annoying like this!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Guess you havn’t seen the movie. If you had you would understand why the song is so great.

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  13. Anonymous Says:

    Thank you Paul!

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  14. woz Says:

    Thanks!

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