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Skatt Bros. – Walk The Night (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 27th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979

Side A

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Originally posted June 8, 2011

Skatt Bros. were viewed as Canada’s “straight” answer to America’s Village People. But in actuality they were quite different. In 1979, the band released “Walk the Night” which was widely popular, reaching #9 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Clup Play Chart in early November 1980. “Walk the Night” is considered the band’s cult classic and most famous release.

Some of the members of the Skatt Bros. actually did background vocals for the Villiage People, but minor studio only. It ‘s a bit of a coinsidence, since they are on the same label and they had the same management as the group KISS (Aucoin Management). Skatt Bros.were being marketed as a “Rock Disco/Straight Village People” group, since it was 1979 and record companies were backlashing against disco.

“Walk the Night” was a particular anthem of late ’70s gay male S&M. The Skatt Brothers were similar to the Village People, but with lyrics that were darker and more explicit, for example: “He’s got a rod beneath his coat/gonna ram right down your throat/make you grovel on the floor/spit, bump, and scream and beg for more.”

As a bonus I have included the Disconet edit of “Walk The Night” remixed by Rich Buono it is probably the best version of it available on wax. It’s longer, laden with aggressive vocal samples from a Jeff Stryker gay porn flick (as the story goes), and if that isn’t enough to really maximize the dark, gay sado tone of the track– the hook from Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s “Relax” just pops up at the exact right time. To think that Casablanca allegedly sold the Skatt Bros as “the straight Canadian Village People”! This version of the track is amazingly dark and high on the sleaze meter, but all the better for it. Amazing track and very tough to find.

SIDE A:
Walk The Night 5:24
Written-By – D. Andez*, R. Fontana*

SIDE B:
Dancin’ For The Man 3:40
Written-By – S. Delaney*

Walk The Night (Disconet Edit) 7:07
Edited By – Rich Buono

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1980 Walk The Night U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #9

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Casablanca Records ‎– NBD 20209 DJ
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1979
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Funk / Soul
Style: Disco

CREDITS:
Arranged By – Pete Pedersen, Skatt Bros., The*
Producer – Skatt Bros., The*, Ian Guenther & Willi Morrison*

NOTES:
From The Casablanca LP “STRANGE SPIRITS”
Disconet Edit taken from Disconet Volume 11 Program 11

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

Side B

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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20 Responses to “Skatt Bros. – Walk The Night (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Man Oh Man Paul!! You have hit the sweet spot, the G-Spot, the P-Spot and all the other hot spots on a person’s body!! This, to me, is like the Holy Grail of songs that one can play on Halloween!! When I was back in 9th grade, back in my freshman year of High School, I used to listen to a late night radio dance music program on WKTU New York City, called Studio 92. This song used to come on and it really haunted me. I had no idea who it was, but it stayed with me throughout all these years. When I first discovered your site a couple of years ago, I went through tracks and artists that were new to me. I came across this track and, BINGO, the light went off!! I went to youtube and heard the song and I had MEGA-CHILLS!! This was the song. Well, you can imagine my elation that you have brought it back to life, better than ever. Wow, this is such a fantastic song to play around Halloween. I always think that it’s about some vampire or night creeper. But, now that I’m older, it does have other meanings and that makes it even more stimulating to me. I am overwhelmed with anticipation to hear the rare Disconet remix. This makes me so INTENSELY HAPPY that I am starting to throb in all those special and private places. I have heard of Jeff Stryker and I am intrigued by what these samples might be. Paul, I am besides myself with gratitude for this gift of “aural pleasure!!” What a Halloween this is going to be. My Ear-Spots are going to ejaculate ear wax!!!

    You’re AMAZING!!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I don’t really have the words to say Jeff. I just hope that you don’t slip on that wax lol have fun my friend. I hope that others will embrace this delicious slice of disco pleasure it really is amazing 🙂

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  2. Jeff Says:

    I hope others will swoon along with us Paul about this track. They’re all in for a real treat with this song. It’s instantly catchy and the lyrics paint such an indelible picture in the mind. Thanks whole-heartedly for rescuing this track from oblivion along with this masterful mix. I’m counting down the hours to go on home and download this 12-inch!! You are incredible Paul!! Phew!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hope you will let me know what you think of the Disconet Edit Jeff 🙂

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    Jeff Reply:

    Unbelievable Paul!! This gave me one SCREAMING OOOOOOOOOO!!! I mean, the original is great, but the Disconet Mix really makes us shoot our shot…BIG TIME!! This is such a sleaze masterpiece, like an exquisite orgasm. It’s like “True Blood” with an NC-17 rating. Sex just oozes out of this one with all the pornographic samples and then when Frankie Goes To Hollywood comes on in, I nearly lost it. I even like the resolve of the mix; it just ends. I am stupefied and eroticised. This is a great track that’s twisted and heavy and hot and horny. The perfect treat for Halloween. It will cause pandemonium whenever it’s played. Thanks so much Paul for bringing out such a devilish recording.

    Your RULE!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I think that you like it Jeff 🙂 ha ha

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  3. daeman Says:

    This is amaze-balls! Thank you Paul T – you’ve been on a serious roll lately. Halloween brings out the best in u 🙂

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    daeman Reply:

    I think that qualifies as a swoon, Jeff 😉

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    Jeff Reply:

    Most Definitely!! No more blue balls after this song, that’s for sure!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Daeman. I love this time of year 🙂

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  4. Kent H. Says:

    Thanks Paul. I didn’t have a very good copy of the disconet copy. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Kent H. 🙂

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  5. VanceMan Says:

    Love this track … I’m a fan of all the “men” dance acts like this, and Macho, Easy Going, etc. Thanks so much for sharing (especially the Disconet version).

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome VanceMan 🙂

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  6. Jesse Says:

    The Skatt Bros… Canada’s “straight” response to America’s Village People? Right! 🙂

    I do well to keep up with Patrick Cowley and Paul Parker and Divine… but keep it coming. I can take it.

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  7. Jesse Says:

    Paul… you need to rip some Gino Soccio. 🙂

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  8. Jesse Says:

    Or some Sylvia Love.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvX78gKhv-Y

    Thanks for all the good work!

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  9. Davos Via 45 Says:

    It’s always funny when I find out, as a non-native English speaker, that for years and decades I misheard or misunderstood lyrics of a song and my sing-a-long was pure fiction.LOL. Well back then, if the lyrics weren’t printed on record covers, you couldn’t just Google it LOL! Well, it’s a disco song, it must be about going out, clubs and dancing. LOL However Walk The Night was always a classic for me, I prefer the original version, the Disconet version is interesting but has such a stupid ending. At the most I miss an 80s remix and dub version of this song from a top producer!
    The original mix can be found on this excellent CD compilation
    The Casablanca Records Story
    http://www.discogs.com/Various-The-Casablanca-Records-Story/release/201415

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks for your comment Davos 🙂

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  10. Dean Says:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean_Delaney_(musician)

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