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Planet P – Why Me? (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 27th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

“Why Me?” is a song by American rock musician Tony Carey under the pseudonym Planet P Project also known as Planet P. “Why Me?” received heavy exposure of the accompanying music video on MTV. In the U.S. the single clicked at mainstream rock stations peaking at #4, while it also managed to crossover over onto the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at #64.

SIDE A:
Why Me? (Dance Remix) 6:28

SIDE B:
Why Me? (Instrumental / Dubb) 5:22

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Why Me? U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #64
1983 Why Me? U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #4

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label:Geffen Records ‎– PRO-A-2018
Format:Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 45 RPM
Country:US
Released:1983
Genre:Rock
Style:Prog Rock

CREDITS:
Producer – Peter Hauke
Remix – François Kevorkian, John Potoker

NOTES:
Original version on the Geffen LP “PLANET P”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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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19 Responses to “Planet P – Why Me? (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  2. Jeff Says:

    Can you hear me screaming Paul!?! OH MY OH MY!! YOU ARE SO UNBELIEABLY PHENOMENAL!! I have always loved this song and here you are, giving us a dance mix and a dub version!! I don’t think my heart can take it!! It’s like you know what makes me incredibly excited!! Gosh, thank you for having the same tastes as me. It’s a dream come true for me, indeed!! AWESOME!! I am truly in ECSTASY!!!

    Beyond Grateful!!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I love this song too Jeff it just soares and makes me feel kinda tingly. One of my very favorites 🙂

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  3. Osc Says:

    Unknown to me, but M. Kevorkian of course rarely disappoints. Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I think you will fall in love with it Osc 🙂

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  4. Jeff Says:

    Well, I have to tell you Paul, that after this sonic crescendo I just had, that I am such in a fantastic mood. I love this song. I discovered it when it first came out back in my college days and it always put me under its spell. Like you said, it soars and makes one feel tingly all over. And, boy, the dance mix is superb and out-of-this-world!! And, that dubb version is so intense with those great booming beats!! I love this record and thank you once again for immortalizing it on your site in such exquisite sound. You definitely hit this one out of the ball park. Absolutely stunning!!

    Breathless!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff I just knew you would really like this one. I am very happy 🙂

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  5. Paul MacDonald Says:

    Great post and always loved the Kevorkian touch on the 12″ mixes. I recall seeing this video on MTV in the early 80s often then after the Challenger accident it rarely played probably because the video had a guy in a space helmet blowing up. Must see video and check out the one for Planet P’s “Static” if you can find it online. There was a Tony Carey tribute site that had Carey and Planet P videos at one point though not sure if still up.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree Paul a really great video 🙂

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  6. giorgio-greece Says:

    wow!!!!

    thanx a lot dj!!!!!

    one of my all time favorites!!!!!

    love from Greece!!!!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Giorgio 🙂

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  7. john Says:

    awesome! delicious dubb one, great post Paul, and have some Talk Talk – Talk Talk – Life’s What You Make It 12” 1986 US with that dub version included, make it great, thanks PaulT…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I do have Talk Talk I will put it on my list of things to rip 🙂

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  8. RollingStoner Says:

    L.O.V.E. this song!!! One of my very favorites not just of the 80s, but of all times. Do yourself a favor and download this tune then go to Peter Schilling’s Major Tom for the perfect DJ segue. Thanks Paul!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You got it Rolling Stoner Major Tom is the perfect segue 🙂

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  9. Emodleo Says:

    Oh wow, this is just too much. Over here in England the Planet P albums never really got any press, airtime, or marketing, i’m not even sure if the albums were officially released here. I found out about Planet P because i had a friend who had a friend owned a record shop. I love your sight it’s got so much great stuff on it, but i can not believe this. Thank you so much.

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  10. Dave Says:

    I’ve had the Planet P album for ages (eventually replacing it with CD) but I didn’t know there was a remix on this one. Thanx Paul! (And as long as I’m posting, another plea for a re-rip of Supertramp’s “I’m Beggin’ You.” The link’s been broken for years.)

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  11. Francisco Says:

    Pault cuando ripeas Amante – Be my delight

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVRKUsCaZYM

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