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The Fink Brothers – Mutants In Mega-City One (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 15th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Mutants in Mega-City One” was a non-LP single by The Fink Brothers a short-lived alter ego created by Madness members Suggs and Chas Smash, working under the aliases Angel and Ratty Fink. The single reached $50 on the UK singles chart in 1985.

SIDE A:
Mutants In Mega-City One (Mutie Mix) 5:02
Mixed By – Captain Clang, Colin Fairley
Producer – Captain Clang

SIDE B:
Mutant Blues 3:05

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Zarjazz ‎– JAZZ 2-12, Virgin ‎– JAZZ 2-12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Jazzdance, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Artwork By – Bolland
Engineer – Ian Horne
Producer – Fink Bros.*
Written By – Smyth/McPherson
Written-By – Smyth*, McPherson*

NOTES:
Stereo. Engineered at Liquidator
Judge Dredd appears weekly in 2000 A.D.

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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17 Responses to “The Fink Brothers – Mutants In Mega-City One (UK 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Still not coming down from the high of yesterday’s posting, I think this one today looks very interesting. Great cover art, and I’m a fan of Madness, so I’m really intrigued. Thanks Paul for keeping us on our toes and bringing unique singles into our lives.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff 🙂

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  2. Dirk Says:

    All citizens, stay in your zone

    Ooh, how foreseeing of them rats 🙂

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  3. Jermajesty Says:

    Hahaaa… You know, even though I was a massive Madness fan back then, and was well aware of its existence, I have still never heard this track!

    Until now! Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hope you like it Jermajesty 🙂

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  4. NKelly Says:

    Thanks Paul i requested this a little while back so i am very grateful. I’m sure this is a Madness rarity that will never see the light of day again. That’s been the case for over 30 years as far as both the 7 and 12″‘s are concerned. Thank you very, very much indeed. For those interested Feargal Sharkey’s Listen to your father has strong Madness connections. And not just because, like this, it’s on their record label, Zarjazz. In fact the Top of the pops appearance actually featured 6/7 members on stage with Feargal

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Neil it’s a really fun track 🙂

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    NKelly Reply:

    I’m really glad you enjoyed it!

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  5. NKelly Says:

    There’s a problem with the 24 bit (which i don’t usually bother with but this is special)! Downloaded 3 times then realised it’s a smaller file than the 16 bit, which can’t be right!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    It should be fixed now Neil. Is the 16bit and mp3 ok?

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    NKelly Reply:

    Yes they extracted absolutely fine and seemed to be of the appropriate size!

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  6. Jeff Says:

    Bless your ears Paul!!! Man, you sure pick ’em!! This record is phenomenal!! Love the punch brass and those cool efx. Plus, the song is catch and quirky and right up my alley. Thanks for turning me on once again to a great track that would have been buried if it weren’t for you. Love that wicked, almost acid like sound under the track. Really stunning. Loved the flip too. Almost reminds me of a David Lynch produced catwalk or stripper’s anthem. Wicked stuff!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I thought of you Jeff while I was working on this record. Thought it might be something you would like. Might also be cool for Halloween 🙂

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  7. Andrew Says:

    Had the 12 inch and sold the 12 Inch, then had a very low rez rough vinyl copy mp3 which I had then cleaned up further. Fun song and mix which I’ve always enjoyed. Would have fit nicely on the Mad Not Mad [Deluxe Edition] and hoped that it would be included, but alas, no. Big thanks from me also Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Andrew 🙂

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  8. music_fan Says:

    The end of the song features a sample of the legendary Judge Dredd! The *real* Judge Dredd (not the impostors Karl Urban and Sylvester Stallone). 😛

    According to Mega-City 1 Justice Dept code: impersonating a Judge is a criminal offense! Persons impersonating Judges are called ‘jimps’.

    2000 AD – which has featured Judge Dredd since issue (prog) 2 – celebrates its 40th birthday next year. 🙂

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    music_fan Reply:

    The end of the song features a sample of the legendary Judge Dredd! The *real* Judge Dredd (not the impostors Karl Urban and Sylvester Stallone).

    According to Mega-City 1 Justice Dept code: impersonating a Judge is a criminal offense! Persons impersonating Judges are called ‘jimps’.

    2000 AD – which has featured Judge Dredd since issue (prog) 2 – celebrates its 40th birthday next year.

    ——————————————————————————————
    Just to add –

    The cover of the record is by Brian Bolland, a classic 1980s Judge Dredd artist.

    DJ Paul has done an amazing clean-up of these two tracks. Not one sound of crackle or hiss. I have the original records but I’ve never heard them as clean sounding as this! 🙂

    “When muties are waiting on every corner… remember to call for Judge Dredd!”

    “I am the law!

    🙂 🙂

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