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Regina – Head On (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 27th, 2016




Originally posted August 25, 2011

“Head On” was the third single released from the debut album Curiosity by American singer/songwriter Regina. The song only continued the Madonna sound-alike concept, and Regina became a one-hit act. The song failed to chart in the US.

Head On (Vocal 12″ Mix) 6:16

Head On (Vocal Dub Mix) 5:23
One Minute Of Head 1:16

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (company)

Label: Atlantic ‎– 0-86733
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Executive Producer – Doug Breitbart
Mixed By – Chris Lord-Alge
Producer – Leslie Ming
Written-By – Regina Richards*

Original version appears on the LP “CURIOSITY”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS


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
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Record Cleaning:
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Artwork Scans:
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Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
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FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
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All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
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MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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10 Responses to “Regina – Head On (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Dirk Says:

    Great find ! Never heared of it, and with a title like that for track B2, that’s unheared of.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy Dirk 🙂


  2. Steveasian Says:

    Never knew this single existed. Can’t wait to listen to B side, track 2. Thanks Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Steveasian 🙂


  3. Junior Says:

    I don’t recall this Chris Lord-Alge mix.

    Thanks Paul 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂


  4. Jon Says:

    It’s slightly demeaning to refer to Regina as a “Madonna-sound a like concept”. She was her own person. She wrote most of her songs. She just happened to be discovered by Stephen Bray who was looking for new artists to work with. While “Baby Love” has always been compared to a Madonna track but one has to remember Bray was locked into a sound by the late 80’s…listen to some of his other non-Madonna productions (during the late 80’s), they all sound like they could be sung by Madonna. Regina’s “Curiosity” album was fairly good but when Atlantic Records changed management they treated her poorly. They didn’t promote the first and second singles from what would have been her second album. They shelved that album and dropped her (like so many acts they had around that time).


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I did not mean to offend in any way Jon there just wasn’t much info about this single on the net so I wrote what I found on Wikipedia. I am clearly a Regina fan I have posted all of her singles’s except “Beat Of Love” which I will be posting at a later date. She is an underrated pop singer/songwriter.


  5. Jon Says:

    For those who don’t know her background: Regina started making music in the 70’s with Stephen Bray in a band called Regina Richards and the Red Hot. They released one self titled album. Regina continued to work with Bray developing songs for other people when Madonna introduced herself to Bray. They shortly formed a band (with Regina). Regina is credited for helping Madonna work on her voice, especially on the demo’s that secured her deal with Sire records. Her second solo LP was going to be called “Best Kept Secret”. “Extraordinary Love” was released as a promo 12″ but Atlantic was in a state of turnover and did not promote the song. The second single “Track You Down” was deleted shortly after promo copies were printed (but not released). She did, however, get Atlantic to give her the rights to the second album. “Track You Down” was released the following year on the small label Centurion (backed with what was going to be the third single “I Need Your Love”. However Centurion folded and Regina quietly left the music business.


  6. Jeff Says:

    Paul, I love your readers oh so much!! Jon above has done a great history lesson to Regina and I am certainly grateful. She definitely deserved more. That’s why you are such a dear in that you champion the artists that really NEED and MUST never be forgotten!! I loved this track so much. Those BEATS, I mean…..WOW!! Would have loved an editor to go off with them. And those horns too, they almost reminded me of “Sussudio” in their execution. So fun. And, ahem, the bonus beats mix, “One Minute of Head” was great provocative percussion!! I am grinning ear to ear!!

    Regina is such a cool artist. I love this sound from the 80’s. Along with Alisha too, these are exquisite because of that syncopated percussion as opposed to the thump, thump, thump of a lot of other tracks. I love the frenetic energy in these nervous skittering beats. Man Paul, you do have the BEST TASTE……EVER!!!



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