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80's and 90's 12 Inch Mixes

Kaja – Turn Your Back On Me (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 19th, 2016


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Originally posted April 12, 2010

“Turn Your Back On Me” was the third single released by Kajagoogoo (Known as Kaja in the US) from the album “Islands” also known as “Extra Play” in the United States. The song was recorded without Limahl, who had been fired by the band in mid-1983 and went on to pursue a solo career. Bass player Nick Beggs, already the group’s main backing singer, took over lead vocal duties, and also wrote the lyrics. The song was produced by the band themselves, now a four-piece group, along with Colin Thurston, who had also produced their debut, “White Feathers”.

“Turn Your Back On Me” did well on the US Dance Charts peaking at #2 for two weeks. In the UK the single peaked at #47.

After Limahl’s departure, the bands second album (from which “Turn Your Back On Me” comes) was released in the U.S. as Kaja, but still Kajagoogoo in other markets. Finally, in 1985 after another member left, the remaining members officially renamed themselves Kaja in all markets.

The remixes on this 12″ are exclusive to the US market.

Turn Your Back On Me (Flipped Disc Mix) 6:58

Turn Your Back On Me (Dub Mix) 5:32

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1984 Turn Your Back On Me U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #2


Label: EMI America ‎– V-7850-1/2
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Edited By, Mixed By – Steve Thompson
Engineer [Remix] – Michael Barbiero
Producer – Colin Thurston, Kaja
Producer [Additional] – Steve Thompson
Written-By – J. Strode*, N. Beggs*, S. Askew*, S. Neale*

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

Side 2 Label

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 “Kaja – Turn Your Back On Me (US 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    How I so remember this song! Thank you Paul for “bringing it back” to Burning The Ground. Such a fun record and perfect for anytime of the year. I’m in real party mode with this track!! Awesome!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff 🙂


  2. Song_and_Dance Says:

    Great find, Paul

    I have a couple of 12inches by Kaja(googoo) but had never heard of this remix. Really nice.
    “Big Apple”, however, remains to be my favourite Kaja single.

    Thank you!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I love “Big Apple” too 🙂 Enjoy!


  3. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. Hope you could also post Shouldn’t Do That next.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I have it Omar but i’m not sure if it will be next 🙂


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  5. Jd Says:

    Great track Paul, Kajagoogoo’s first album was produced by Nick Rhodes.

    Have you got “Need You Tonight” (Mendelsohn extended mix) Thank You for more great rare tracks.


  6. Gregory Says:

    Nice record Paul. Would you have more records of Heaven 17?


  7. Conner Says:

    Thank you!


  8. Jeff Says:

    Thank you again for bringing this 12-inch back Paul!! Love the percussion. At times, I couldn’t help but sing “In The Name of Love” during some of those breaks. Awesome twelve; AWESOME YOU!!!



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