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Pat & Mick – Use It Up And Wear It Out (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 9th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1990

A. Front

“Use It Up and Wear It Out” is a song by Odyssey that was released as a single in 1980. It spent two weeks at No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in August that year, but failed to make commercial success in the United States.

In 1990 British vocal duo Pat & Mick, consisting of popular radio personalities Pat Sharp (born 25 October 1961) and Mick Brown (born 28 November 1962), both of whom are from London released a cover version of the song produced by Stock Aitken & Waterman reaching #22 on the UK singles chart. The song also received club play in America where it reached #81 on the Billboard dance chart.

The royalties from their record sales were donated to Capital FM’s ‘Help A London Child’ charity.

SIDE A:
Use It Up And Wear It Out (12″ Version) 7:16
Songwriter – L. Russell Brown, Sandy Linzer

SIDE B:
Star Teaser 5:02

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Min

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1990 Use It Up And Wear It Out U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/ Clup Play #81

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: PWL Records ‎– PWLT 55
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1990
Genre: Electronic
Style: Hi-NRG, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Backing Vocals – Mae McKenna, Mike Stock, Miriam Stockley
Drums – A. Linn
Engineer – Karen Hewitt
Keyboards – Matt Aitken, Mike Stock
Mixed By – Pete Hammond
Producer – Stock, Aitken & Waterman

NOTES:
Pat & Mick’s Vocals were recorded using the Calrec Soundfield Microphone.
Recorded and Mixed at PWL Studios, London.
With Thanks to Mick Lowe Design and TPP Typesetting
CMCS, Impulse,Meantime,The Original Picture Company, Sharp End Promotions& Everyone at PWL.

Made In England.

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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38 Responses to “Pat & Mick – Use It Up And Wear It Out (UK 12″)”

  1. Silver Blue Says:

    I wish the US version, released on the Charisma imprint as an EP (it’s basically the “Let’s All Chant”, “Use It Up (And Wear it Out)” and “I Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet” extended versions, and 3 other tracks [On the Night, You Better Not Fool Around, and Star Teaser]) would have seen the light of day on CD, or even iTunes. Still, thanks for this, DJPaulT! I’ve got the one full-length CD (http://www.discogs.com/Pat-Mick-Dont-Stop-Dancin/release/1004088 ) but the remixes are edited and segued together.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Silver Blue. Thanks for the info 🙂

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  2. Jeff Says:

    Ah, the disco remake!! It’s so cool that you have posted this on your “Disco Fridays” Paul!! What a cool number this is. My wife Karen loves this record so much. I actually like it better than the original Odyssey version. The energy and the almost Technotronic feel that it has. It’s a very nice record to bring in the weekend Paul. You have quite the knack for making our Friday’s here on BTG something special (Well, actually, every day is special here dear Paul!!)!! I’m elated over this one because I know your rip is going to be excellent. It’s one thing I can always count on, your beautiful attention to the details in the grooves. You rock pal!!

    Have a super-duper weekend!!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree there is a Technotronic vibe to this one. I remember when that style was big it sounded so different 🙂 Have a nice weekend Jeff 🙂

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  3. BE.D12'' Says:

    Well done DJ Paul,
    it’s just Disco Friday today with this post.
    I’ve been waiting for other disco posts for a long time
    hoping to find Troiano with his “We all need love” (1979), but it didn’t happen.
    if you got it I’ll be waiting!

    I like Stock Aitken and Waterman productions in the 80s and also this track of the 90s!

    THANKS!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome BE.D12” 🙂

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  4. NKelly Says:

    How bizarre. I’ve very recently had a friend request accepted from Mick and when i gave my thanks i mentioned that i wished someone would release a P&M compilation with the 7 and 12″ versions. This was about 3 days ago! Always liked this but MUCH prefer ‘Let’s all chant’ so i have to ask, do you have that to post? Do you have any 7″ singles of P&M? Any future post regarding this artist would be appreciated!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I will see what I can do Neil 🙂

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  5. djphil9999 Says:

    Oh Paul, this is so awesome! Thank you! Can we please request the other Pat and Mick singles too? And agree with NKelly, can we have the 7″ versions too? I love the B-side of the “Let’s All Chant”12 inch, called “On The Night” and only have it on vinyl. It would be fabulous if you could post that one too! Thank you again for all your great work.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    As mentioned to NKelly I will see what I can do 🙂

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  6. mothloop Says:

    I don’t think I know this song, but what I do know is that the dude on the left has one of the most magnificent mullets I’ve ever seen. Up in the NE that flowing mane was referred to as Ice Hockey Hair. Have a great weekend Paul and everyone else here at BTG!

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    Dirk Reply:

    I wonder if he had a poster on his wall from Leif Garrett (when he was already 20-ish 🙂 or had a girlfriend at the time, wearing the same hair, but with a perm?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Have a nice weekend Mothloop 🙂

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    Jeff Reply:

    Have a great weekend too Mothloop. Paul’s readers are the nicest people around!!!

    Jeff

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    mothloop Reply:

    You do the same Jeff, even though it’s half over!

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  7. keeganskylar Says:

    Recently found the CD Single for this a few months back and it had the single version and 12 inch version but I also remember Hot Tracks doing a version of this too. Fun song yeah I would love to see more Pat & Mick vinyl mixes this is the only one I really know 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yes Keeganskylar Hot Tracks did a wonderful remix of this one 🙂

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  8. Rob Morris Says:

    Wow. I was amazed to see this on your site (which I’ve followed for a while) but also delighted.

    I love this version – and also the b-side. I listen to both often.

    Thanks for validating that!

    Rob.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Rob 🙂

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  9. Conner Says:

    I love this SOOOOO MUCH. Thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Conner 🙂

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  10. Johan Olsson Says:

    Thank you!!! You are the best!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Johan 🙂

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  11. Nathan Alan Says:

    Thank you. Love it. I remember a friend recently shared a version of this song from Odyssey,and I thought, “that’s the song, but not the artist I remember.” And then I saw this post and had a duh moment. I remember looking at this single in the music store, and not having enough money to buy everything I wanted to get that day, so I put this one back. I am happy to hear it again with quality encoding. A lot of the record stores where I lived had plain paper jackets with or without the artwork yours do, with plastic shrink wrap and stickers saying what music was on the recording. Also yours are 45 RPM, and the ones where I lived were 33-1/3 RPM, which is not as good quality I read as the larger number. Were there separate quality releases for retail, which were not as good quality as what a DJ could buy or get for promotional use? I just find it strange that most of your collection is 45 RPM, and I saw or had just a few similar or the same singles by the same artists, and they were 33-1/3. Why go to all the trouble of pressing different quality releases, is the 33-1/3 that much cheaper to produce?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Nathan the reason is because a lot of my records are imports from outside the US they tended to press at 45 RPM while in the US it was usually 33 RPM. That is why sometimes you will hear people say that imports sound better. Hope that answered your question 🙂

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    Nathan Alan Reply:

    Absolutely answers my question, thank you. Of course, I see your collection includes Belgium, Amsterdam, Germany, UK, France, AU, NZ, so yes, I agree. Imports sound better.

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    Ziv Reply:

    Most of the time the German / JP editions are much better then the US edition.

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  12. Paul Says:

    I had suggested this one a while back but I don’t think you had heard of it. Glad you finally got on the Pat & Mick bandwagon! S*A*W really did an amazing job on all these Pat & Mick charity singles. PS: Watch the video on YouTube for some pure 80s cheesy goodness. Have a great weekend, PaulT!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I had heard your suggestion Paul and was just waiting for the right time to post this one 🙂

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  13. Davos Via 45 Says:

    Prefer Odysseys original version, also
    most of the SAW stuff is way to cheesey for me, but I respect them as great producers, also spinned all there productions, they were always in the charts. But to much copying goin’ on, @ the beginning in this track are some synth sounds almost identical with Technotronics Pump Up The Jam. But (another but), there’s one big exception in their production work, Roadblock. I remember all DJs went crazy about some mixes of this track, it was even power-played on an alternative music radiostation. LOL

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    Dirk Reply:

    There was an other goal, besides artistic value a lot of the times 😉 Good to read it was projected in a charity kind of way. I guess that’s why the strange occurances on otherwise not so suportive stations of the s.a.w.-style maybe?

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  14. Rob Says:

    I actually do remember hearing this on the radio a handful of times way back when it came out in the US.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy! Rob :0

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  15. Christian Says:

    This song is such a guilty pleasure for me. I even count it among my top 10 favorite songs of all time! Too bad Pat & Mick weren’t included in the upcoming Stock Aitken Waterman box set.

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  16. Jesse Says:

    The guy on the right looks like he has a good ass. :-0

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  17. Ray in Australia Says:

    My fave Pat & Mick release!

    Mainly because you can’t hear Pat & Mick singing 😉

    but truly… I love the production

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  18. Rob Morris Says:

    I am so stupid. The Technotronic bassline copy totally eacsped me.I loved Technotronc at the time and I love the UIUAWIT bassline. I know SAW used to plot their tracks on big club hits but I totally missed this.

    But hey. I still love it.

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  19. Jeff Says:

    Paul, I have to say that I really dug the B-side here too. I have the 12-inch at home, but totally forgot what a cool sample track this was. I love the Batman samples from the soundtrack album they used on this. Oh, the days when they could pretty much sample anything they wanted. I miss those crazy times. Thanks for showcasing this track. It’s so good.

    Jeff

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