Burning The Ground: DjPaulT's 80's and 90's Remixes

80's and 90's 12 Inch Mixes

Divine – Walk Like A Man (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 20th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Walk Like A Man” is a song originally recorded by The Four Seasons in 1963. American singer, actor and drag queen Divine recorded a Hi-NRG dance version of the song in 1985 which was included on the album Maid In England. Divine’s version peaked at #23 on the UK singles chart. Although the song received significant club play in the US it failed to chart.

SIDE A:
Walk Like A Man & Man Talk 7:47
Written-By – Gaudio/Crewe*, M. Rosen*

SIDE B:
Man Talk 7:02
Written-By – Mark Rosen

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Proto Records ‎– ENAT 125
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, Hi NRG

CREDITS:
Arranged By – Pete Ware
Artwork – The Bouncing Ball
Artwork [Costume, Hair & Make-up] – Van Smith
Engineer – Mel Jefferson
Management – Bernard Jay
Mixed By, Engineer – Phil Harding
Other [Special Thanks To] – Nick Tichener
Photography By – Bill Bernardo
Producer – Barry Evangeli

NOTES:
Dedicated to Frances and Harris with love.

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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21 Responses to “Divine – Walk Like A Man (UK 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    You gotta love Divine!! She was the ultimate, from her cult status in John Waters’ movies, to her turn as a club singer, I just think she was awesome. Thank you Paul for breaking this twelve out. I do have a soft spot for the Hot Tracks version done by Bradley D. Hinkle who went on to form Ultimix, but I do love the original almost as much. I’m not even home from work and I’ve got the darn thing stuck in my head. Oh, the power of music and the power of a DjPaulT rip!! I’m in Heaven!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff I adore the Hot Tracks mix too. Divine is one of my all-time favs there is nobody else like her. Her birthday was yesterday so I’m a little late 🙂 Enjoy!

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  2. risildowgtn Says:

    Happy birthday Divine! even though it was yssterday! but it isnmt in on other side of the world 😛 thanx DJ Paul!! <3

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Risildowgtn 🙂

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  3. mothloop Says:

    Legend and that’s all.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Mothloop I so agree 🙂

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  4. Sam Lowry Says:

    I adore this song. Good to have it in superb quality, thank you.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Sam Lowry 🙂

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  5. RA Feutz Says:

    Thanks Paul! I had this 12 inch a long time ago. No idea what happened to it. This was a ‘dance floor’ classic when I started to go out clubbing. best to you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yep I remember dancing to this many nights at The Wreck Room in Oklahoma City great memories 🙂

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  6. Davos Via 45 Says:

    Yes, Divine was one of its kind!
    But why you referring to him as SHE, as HE was a dude! LOL
    He just liked dressing up as a Drag Queen.
    Walk Like A Man is a solid Hi-NRG track, but not so powerful as the Bobby Orlando productions of the mega popular Native Love (Step By Step) or Shoot Your Shot, in many DJs
    all time Top 10 favorite dance track list.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    when Divine is Divine I consider her she 🙂

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  7. wolfie Says:

    Thank you Paul – Walk Like A Wolf is one of my fave 12” ers I met Divine in 1985, cooked his food and served and chatted with him in the hotel I was training in. He gave us complimentary tickets to his show for later that night. Such a lovely guy

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    Jeff Reply:

    Wolfie, thanks for sharing a great memory with us. This is another reason why I hold Paul’s Burning The Ground in such high esteem. Not just because of the quality of Paul’s rips, but how the community brings a lot of things that certainly add interest and joy to the posts. That must have been so awesome to meet Divine. He really was a wonderful individual and it’s too bad he is no longer with us. Another reason it’s tremendous that DjPaulT brings classics like these back to our ears and lives.

    Thanks again Wolfie,

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    very cool story Wolfie. Thanks

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  8. Jesse Says:

    Well… what to say. Divine was the first, and perhaps the best?

    I recently watched “I Am Divine” (http://www.divinemovie.com/) with my partner and we both loved it. Wished Glenn had lived longer. I think he was really just coming into a new level of energy when he died.

    Thanks for the upload!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    That is a really good documentary Jesse I recently bought it on DVD 🙂

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  9. OMAR Says:

    Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  10. Jesse Says:

    http://darkroom.baltimoresun.com/2015/10/remembering-legendary-drag-queen-divine/

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  11. Jason Says:

    Thank you very much Paul.

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