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Age Of Chance – Kiss (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 17th, 2016


A. Front


“Kiss” is a 1986 single originally recorded by Prince and The Revolution.

An industrial cover of the song was released in November 1986 by British alternative rock-dance crossover band Age of Chance. Bass player Geoff Taylor described it as: “We basically removed the sex and replaced it with lump hammers.”

The single reached No. 1 on the UK Indie Charts in late 1986. It spent 11 weeks on the mainstream pop charts in the United Kingdom, starting at 6 December 1986 and peaking at No. 50 in early 1987.

In New Zealand it charted for four weeks, peaking at No. 21.

In the United States, it spent six weeks on the Billboard Dance Club Play chart, peaking at No. 35 on 23 May 1987.

Kiss (Vocal) 3:06
Written-By – Prince And The Revolution

Kiss (Collision Cut) 4:11
Remix [Constructed By] – Crush Commander
Written-By – Prince And The Revolution

Crash Conscious 2:56
Written-By – Taylor*, Perry*, Howson*, Elvidge*

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1987 Kiss U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #35


Label: Virgin ‎– 0-96780
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Rock
Style: Industrial, Alternative Rock

Artwork [Sleeve Made In] – The Designers Republic
Engineer – Robert Gordon
Producer – Age Of Chance

Recorded at FON Studios Sheffield 1986
Crush Commander appears courtesy of Riot Bibble
Tracks A & B1: Controversy Music (ASCAP)
Track B2: Fon Music/Age Of Chance 1986

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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11 Responses to “Age Of Chance – Kiss (US 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Man, do I feel like I received a Huge audio HUG from you dear Paul!! Because of you and the community here, I got to check out this record in the first place on youtube and immediately fell in love with it. I actually like it — dare I say it in the first place — better than Prince’s original version. It kicks major butt and the vocals reminds me a little of Marc Almond when he sang crazily in the early days of Soft Cell. Paul, you kick major butt yourself with bringing these fantastic pieces out from the cobwebs of the record crates and into our consciousness!! I am so excited about this and hearing the flip-side. Gosh Paul, you provide so many goosebumps all over I feel like I’ve gained a few inches!! (Wait, that sounded quite strange. Well, I hope you know what I mean!).

    Big Bow of Gratitude!!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff. I agree it does sound a lot like Marc Almond. Like you I prefer this version too over the original it’s so much fun. There is also a limited UK 12″ with more mixes that I recently that I will post as soon as it arrives 🙂


    Jeff Reply:

    I am one MASSIVE GOOSEBUMP!!! I can’t wait to hear it Paul!! Again, thanks for so much happiness you put forth into our lives!!



  2. NKelly Says:

    Awesome been awaiting this one i have it on UK 7″. Many thanks.


  3. Stephen Says:

    A huge fan of this cover. When I found it in a discount bin back in 1987 I was shocked that no-one had bought it. Snapped it up and listened to it constantly. Except I’ve got the Sonic Crush Symphony remix. It’s truly twisted!


  4. Davos Via 45 Says:

    When it came out, this version was played all day long on the local Indie radio station!
    It’s an awesome version, just like the original or the AON & Tom Jones version. It’s an unbreakable song for all times.


  5. Jermajesty Says:

    Great choice Paul. 🙂

    Remember when bands could release experimental works and they’d still get in the charts? No glossiness here! But a unique charm and original sound nonetheless.

    BTW, I could be wrong, but I think you may have the front cover the wrong way round? Should it not be rotated 90* Clockwise? (Look at the eye/star graphic and compare to the one on the back).


    George Reply:

    I think it was intentionally done,so people can easily read it.


  6. miran0019 Says:

    Thanks, Paul. I love Age of Chance and have been trying to find all of their 12″ singles/remixes in MP3 format for many years. Hard to find good quality versions, and only some of their singles have been officially re-released by Virgin in digital format. This is one of their biggest hits, and yet one of the singles I was still missing. So, I was delighted to find a good quality rip from you. Will be interested in the remixes too when you receive them.

    Also wanted to express my gratitude for all of the wonderful Prince-related music you’ve posted over the past few weeks. Very nice to listen to some of these rare mixes of Sheila E. and the like. Prince (like Bowie) will be greatly missed. Anyways, you always bring the awesome and I appreciate your hard work and kindness.


  7. Jasons2 Says:

    Thank you very much Paul.


  8. dbonser Says:

    I was very happy to see this one posted. I’ve had this one on vinyl for a long time but my rip doesn’t sound anywhere near as good. Thank you! If you ever want any more AOC vinyl let me know as I think I still have a lot stored away somewhere…


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