Posted by DjPaulT on August 21st, 2015
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987
New 2015 Re-Rip!
First time in 24bit Flac!
Originally posted January 4, 2011
“Male Stripper” was the debut single by Hi-NRG band Man 2 Man also known as Man to Man. Formed in New York City the band consisted of brothers Miki Zone and Paul Zone.
“Male Stripper” was the bands biggest hit, teaming up with cult electro producer Man Parrish. Originally released in the United Kingdom in 1986 on the Bolts Records label, “Male Stripper” was a big club hit throughout the autumn and peaked at No. 64 on the UK Singles Chart. In early 1987, “Male Stripper” charted again in the UK, and this time the song became an even bigger hit, spending five weeks in the Top 10 and two weeks at No. 4. Miki Zone had died of spinal meningitis caused by AIDS on December 31, 1986. “Male Stripper” was a breakout crossover pop hit and in March of 1987 Man 2 Man appeared on a segment in the European music TV show “Top Of The Pops”. Due to the death of Miki, Paul Zone decided to rename the act Man to Man.
Male Stripper (UK Love Mix) 9:20
Remix – Mex Crew, The
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Very Good Plus
Label: Bolts Records – BOLTS 4/12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Style: Hi NRG
“On the 31st of December 1986 Miki Zone passed away in New York at 7.30am
We dedicate this record to him. Miki will be a much missed friend.”
This is the second issue of this release due to the untimely death of Miki Zone (identifiable by sleeve’s blue typeface). The original issue has sleeves with dark pink, orange or green typefaces, and more importantly the track positions are transposed.
Find the 12″ on DISCOGS
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
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)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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