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Man 2 Man Meet Man Parrish – Male Stripper (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on August 21st, 2015


A. Front

New 2015 Re-Rip!
Meticulously Remastered!
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 (Original US Remix) 8:14
Remix – Denny O’Connor , Man 2 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
Country: UK
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Hi NRG

Producer, Synthesizer, Programmed By, Engineer – Man Parrish
Producer, Synthesizer, Vocals – Paul Zone
Producer, Synthesizer, Vocals, Written-By – Miki Zone

“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

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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21 Responses to “Man 2 Man Meet Man Parrish – Male Stripper (UK 12″)”

  1. mothloop Says:

    Classic club track in every sense. Have a great weekend Paul!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Mothloop you too 🙂


  2. Jeff Says:

    How intensely Magic Mike Paul!! I love this record! Brings back so many wonderful memories. First off, I love Man Parrish and secondly this was so much fun. I love singing along and bumping and grinding to this song. I am so STIMULATED for your rip, I know it’s going to be a hot one Paul!!

    Have a phenomenal weekend and thanks for your continuous output day in and day out! You Rule!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    thank you Jeff 🙂


  3. ex15 Says:

    Remember this well, first time I’ve seen the cover!!

    Thanks for the rip Paul.. 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Ex15 🙂


  4. Andreas Says:

    Unfortunately, at 3:13 there is an error in track 01.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I see that it is a problem in the record pressing. I will try to fix it and provide a new link if i am able to.


    Andreas Reply:

    Thank you very much for your efforts! Now there is no more drop-out at 3:13. That’s fine. But now there is a “hiccup” in the melody of the synthesizer loop.


  5. Jonathan Says:

    Hi Paul. I have the dark pink copy mentioned in the commentary (and the 12″ pic disc!). I played this a LOT back in the day. And I was at London club The Hoist a month or so ago and was amazed to hear it being played there. Still sounded great.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Very cool Jonathan 🙂


  6. NKelly Says:

    Awesome. Been waiting years for the re-up. But on listening a second time i can confirm above mentioned error. It’s very small and is at 3.11 / 3.12 timeframe on track 1 not 3.13


    DjPaulT Reply:

    yeah there is a couple of drop outs this in the pressing.I am going to try to fix it and provide a new link.


  7. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul.


  8. Jason Says:

    Thank you Paul. This was on my bucket list to be re-ripped. This song was also a hit in Oz where it got to No. 3. Cheers


  9. wolfie Says:

    HOWWWWWWWWWWWWLING at the mirrorball Paul!!!

    Love this and a some of their other ”hits” around that time – a great hi-nrg/mainstream crossover track! Was such a shock to see it in the top forty here in the UK back then lol

    Thanks again Paul – hope all is well xxx


  10. Deeky Says:



  11. woz Says:

    Fun fun fun!


  12. Dirk Says:

    This music sounds like stale poppers. (Initially : What? No one commenting on the artwork?)


  13. Andrew McMeekim Says:

    Hi Paul !
    The reason that this issue has the ‘sides flipped’ is because this tune was selling well but ‘just’ not enough to enter the Top 40 !
    It was mentioned in the Music Press at the time, that this Label intentionally deleted the record from sale because of this.
    Then once Orders were big enough they issued this release & the rest was history [ie it eventually Charted !].
    I’d Heard there was a Picture Disc but nowhere had it & there was a ‘Remix 12”’ which had a different ‘Stripper’ on the cover.


  14. Paul Alley Says:

    Paul –

    I really enjoyed this one. I wasn’t yet clubbing when it came out, yet I could imagine it was wild crazy fun on the dance floor. I could easily hear this song updated a bit and remixed by today’s DJs and filling the biggest of dancefloors at gay clubs and circuit parties.


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