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Two Minds Crack – Cry Cry Cry (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 26th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

REQUEST

A highly recommended new wave/synth-pop single from a really underated band.

“Cry Cry Cry” is a 1986 new wave/synth-pop pop single by Two Minds Crack formed in Port Talbot, Wales in 1980 by Kevin Jones, Mark Davies and Pete Martin. The band released several singles and one studio album “The Victory Parade”. The band were unable to have any chart success and were eventually dropped by their label Sire Records in 1988 just as the band were planning to record a second album. Shortly after, the band fell into obscurity and disbanded.

As a bonus track I have added the “Instrumental 7 Inch” which I lifted from the Uk 12″.

SIDE A:
Cry Cry Cry (Club Mix) 6:24
Cry Cry Cry (Instrumental) 6:00

SIDE B:
Cry Cry Cry (Extended Version) 6:24
Now The Love Has Gone 4:48

BONUS TRACK:
Cry Cry Cry (Instrumental 7 Inch) 3:48

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– 0-20542
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, New Wave

CREDITS:
Engineer – Simon Humphrey
Producer – Dave Hewson*

NOTES:
Original versions available on “THE VICTORY PARADE”

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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24 Responses to “Two Minds Crack – Cry Cry Cry (US 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Hey Paul, I don’t believe I know this one, but you’ve never steered me wrong when it comes to under rated or under appreciated musical gems. Am extremely looking forward to this one. And many thanks for the added bonus too. You are wonderful for making these things happen.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome I think you will really like this single. Please let me know what you think 🙂

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  2. Roy Mahoney Says:

    Hey Paul
    You have delivered this for me and I am absolutely over the chuffing moon! As well as the extended version, you have given us the club mix as well. What a star you are!!! So love this song. It’s definitely up there as one of my all-time favourites from the eighties. It should have been absolutely massive, so it will be interesting to see the response from people who uploaded this as to what they think of the single.
    A massive, massive thanks for this my friend and as a token of my appreciation, I’ll send a donation to you tomorrow when my pay cheque comes through.
    Big hugs coming over to you from the Uk x

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re most welcome Roy I know it took a while. I agree this has to be one of my favorites too. Big hug coming back to you 🙂

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  3. omar Says:

    I don’t recall this one. But it reminds me a little bit of Heaven 17 (weird, right?). Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Not weird Omar I can see that 🙂

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  4. Daniel Says:

    Thank you Paul for this amazing post. Never heard about this band. It sounds great!! Another discover for me thanks to you.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Daniel glad you like it 🙂

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  5. VanceMan Says:

    LOVE this single. Their one LP, The Victory Parade, is also a great slice of pop from the period. Thanks, as always, for such interesting shares.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome VanceMan 🙂

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  6. Joseph Says:

    I was very confused there for a moment. Cry, Cry, Cry is the name of a Johnny Cash tune as well as the name of a folk band with Richard Shindell, Lucy Kaplansky, and Dar Williams. I couldn’t imagine that cover on one of their releases. Have to give this a listen, as I’ve never heard of these guys

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hope you liked it Joseph 🙂

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  7. Jim Says:

    Great song, played it a lot at the bar when it first came out, fit well right after ‘Coming Out Of Hiding’. Eventually got the LP as a promo, never did see it anywhere for sale. Guess the record company did not support it very well.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Love “Coming Out Of Hiding” I can see where this would fit well 🙂

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  8. Davos Via 45 Says:

    Yes, very interesting track, why it didn’t get more attention is a mystery to me. Only thing, to me it sounds much more like Italo-Disco then New Wave, it reminds me of the London Boys.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree it does sort of have that vibe 🙂

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  9. CakeSaint Says:

    Hi Paul,

    I’d never heard of this band or song but took a chance and it was a lot of fun! Thanks for this newfound blast from the past.

    -CakeSaint

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome CakeSaint 🙂

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  10. mr8382004 Says:

    thanks very much paul for this post, they’re very popular here in the Philippines in the late 80’s. they’re most remembered for the song “upside down” here, hope you can post it too or their LP.
    thanks

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome mr8382004 I will see if I can find “Upside Down: 🙂

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  11. professormouse Says:

    HALLELUJAH !
    I’ve been wanting a decent rip of this since it was 1st released.
    LOVE this record, though I think some people bought it for the cover ?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I will admit the cover did help seduce me into buying this one. It’s the complete package great art and great song 🙂

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  12. Juan Campanini Says:

    Awesome! I was about to post this in my blog this week! But the UK 12”, the US 12” is of course better, they always add more.

    Thanks for the post!

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  13. Cory Says:

    Awesome!! Truly an underrated band! Thank you Paul!!

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