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Boys Next Door – Stop Watch Killer (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 22nd, 2015


A. Front

“Stop Watch Killer” is a 1988 single by German duo Boys Next Door consisting of Holger Flesch and Norbert finally they also performed under the name H&N. The duo only released three singles under the name Boys Next Door and three singles under H&N. In 2013 they reunited and released their first and only album.

The track is classic synth-pop at it’s best sounding a lot like Camouflage and New Order.

Stop Watch Killer (DJ-Version) 5:46
Featuring – Jessy LaVern

Try This For Size 3:09

Stop Watch Killer (Extended Version) 6:00
Featuring – Jessy LaVern

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: Metronome ‎– 887 468-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Design [Cover Design] – Michael B. Behr*
Executive-Producer – Mike Henne
Mixed By – Thomas Stiehler
Photography – Magnus
Producer – Boys Next Door (2), Steve Brown
Written-By – R. R. Burrows*, H. Flesch*, N. Endlich*

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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11 Responses to “Boys Next Door – Stop Watch Killer (Germany 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Just by the title of this single, I am mightily intrigued!! And Paul, anything that sounds like Camouflage and New Order is going to be great in my book. Thanks for the introduction to another “new” classic for me. I’m really excited!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff. Please do let me know what you think of this one. Have a great day 🙂


    Jeff Reply:

    This record was quite up my alley Paul. I can’t get the song out of my head. Too bad it didn’t really cross over to be a bigger hit. Even now, I’m hearing the melody in my head. Thanks for this and so many other tracks that ring with my sensibilities.



  2. Marko Says:

    Excellent choice, Paul. I know them well as they performed in east Germany.
    It would be great if you could post the other singles as well.


    Ziv Reply:

    Yes, great post. I wasn’t expecting this in this blog 🙂
    Thanks Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Ziv you just never know what I will come up with 🙂


  3. Cory Says:

    OK very cool Paul, thanks for this!! Hopefully you have more of these boys to share. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this one!!! 😀


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Cory. Actually this is the only single that I have by these guys their records are really hard to get in the US and expensive. I will keep looking though 🙂


  4. Davos Via 45 Says:

    Actually it’s not Synth-pop, it’s rather a typical Italo-Disco or in Germany better known as Disco-Fox (named after the dance) production, which was very popular in the mid 80s especially in Germany, where most of the singers, groups, and productions where based.
    Among the most popular where Bad Boys Blue, Modern Talking, Fancy and many others, and still to date they have a huge fan base in Germany and Poland. Never was my cup of tea, I preferred just a few of the best tracks in Italo-Disco (or similar production styles) made by Italian producers, and still do. In 1988 when Boys Next Door-Stop Watch Killer was
    released Italo-Disco was on the decline as most of the Italian producers turned to Italo-House, but that’s another story.


  5. Martin L. Gore Says:

    If it sounds anything like CAMOUFLAGE, it must be awesome!!!

    thank you!


  6. Juliano Says:

    An awesome post!!!

    If you have the other singles, PLEASE, bring ’em here!!!
    Greetings from Brazil…


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