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Bardeux – Magic Carpet Ride (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 21st, 2016


A. Front

“Magic Carpet Ride” is a 1987 single by synth-pop duo Bardeux, masterminded by Jon St. James of SSQ and Stacey Q fame. The single went to #5 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Singles Sales chart and #81 on the Billboard Hot 100. The group performed the song on Club MTV.

Magic Carpet Ride (Dance Club Mix) 4:50

Magic Carpet Ride (Radio Mix) 3:30
Magic Carpet Ride (Instrumental) 5:16

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1987 Magic Carpet Ride U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #81
1987 Magic Carpet Ride U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #5


Label: Synthicide Records ‎– 71302-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Hi NRG, Synth-pop

Art Direction – Regis Patoff
Coordinator [Production Coordinator] – Romi Marie
Music By – Jon St. James
Photography By – Sheryl Noday
Producer – Jon St. James
Vocals – Acacia*, Jaz (9)
Written-By – Smith*, St. James*

Recorded at Formula 1 Music On
Big Midi Systems ™

Taken From The Album

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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9 Responses to “Bardeux – Magic Carpet Ride (US 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    What a find Paul!! I had almost forgotten about Bardeux in the first place, but I admire Jon St. James and his work with Stacey Q fame. I’m relishing these singles your posting Paul. So many memories and thrills of my youth and in high definition to boot!! Thanks for the smiles.



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Had to post this one as it’s one of my favorites so catchy 🙂


  2. Magnus Says:

    Yes this a piece of catchy music that just sticks to the brain like bubbelgum..! Have the album on CD and that took some time to track down and get a hold of… the LP was easier…!


  3. martijn Says:

    Nice! It seems there are more versions. I have a 1988 vinyl rip which has the radio edit and instumental, but a ‘Re-Mix’ version which is 5:45


  4. radema Says:

    Bleeding Heart pleeeeeeease!!!!!!


  5. BE.D12'' Says:

    Thanks Paul!

    R.I.P. PRINCE!


  6. woz Says:

    I know a few of their songs, but had never heard this one before. Thanks for introducing me to yet another great one! The sound is fantastic too 🙂


  7. MusicMan3 Says:

    Great post, Paul. I remember my sister bought this 12″ and when I heard it blasting through her wall, I was hooked. Thanks for posting this gem!


  8. Ramone Says:

    I will never part with my autographed copy ..met Acacia & Jaz numerous times in CA that summer of 87; they were accommodating, approachable and of course gorgeous !! Had to wait outside the clubs as I was nowhere near 21 yet lol, they signed everything I had ..but where are the pics !? My 1 regret not once did I think to take pictures ! I wish Jaz (Lisa) had stayed on for the 2nd album. All those summer memories ..I will never forget them and its great to see this song on your site Paul !


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