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The Group – Technology (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 13th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

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“Technology” is a 1983 synth-pop single by new wave band The Group. The single was produced by English musician producer Mike Hedges and singer/songwriter, musician and record producer Thomas Dolby. The Group release one album “I Hear I See I Learn” and several singles before disappearing into obscurity.

Even though released as a single in the U.S. “Technology” did not appear on the U.S. release of the bands album.

SIDE A:
Technology (Extended Club Mix) 8:30
Technology (Album Version) 5:33

SIDE B:
Technology (Dub Mix) 10:35

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Jive ‎– JD 1 9060
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Bass, Backing Vocals – Jon Astrop
Drums – Mrs Julie Fletcher*
Guitar, Lead Vocals – Ian Martin (3)
Management, Technician [Live Sound] – Cameron Eccles
Mastered By – ¢*
Producer – Mike Hedges, The Group, Thomas Dolby
Remix [Specially Remixed By] – Nigel Green, The Group
Written-By – I. Martin*, J. Astrop*, J. Fletcher*

NOTES:
Printed in USA

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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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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12 Responses to “The Group – Technology (US 12″)”

  1. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. I thought Thomas Dolby’s only other band prior to being a solo artist was Bruce Woolley & The Camera Club, apart from being a session musician with various artists as well.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar he just produced this single.

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  2. Jeff Says:

    Whoa!!! Paul!!! OH MY GOODNESS!!! This is downright THRILLING!!! I can’t believe this song is here!! I haven’t heard this since 1983, back in college!!! Talk about nostalgia. What a trip!! When Thomas Dolby hit the scene, I was a bit obsessed with the man. He even did something with Whodini and their “Magic’s Wand” single. But this was such a compelling record. I don’t know of anyone who knows this except you!! I’m hoping other’s will chime in with memories of the record too. All I remember is that the mixes are EPIC!! Such a treat DjPaulT. I can’t believe my eyes (I’m still at work!). I won’t believe my ears either when I play it later at home. I am over-the-moon with anticipation of playing this. Thank you TREMENDOUSLY!!

    (Almost) Speechless!

    Jeff

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    Jeff Reply:

    Epic is right Paul!! Just listened to these mixes and, oh my, does it take me back to my youth. Gosh, would love to hear this in a club on a banging sound system. I would get totally lost in its sounds. Wow, I wish a remix service would do a mix combining all the best parts. Love that guitar!! I immediately thought of Bananarama’s “Venus” when it played. Loved the kid spelling out the word on the album version. Just phenomenal Paul. Ooh, and the sound you’ve extracted with your current “technology” makes this a real winner. Should have been a bigger hit, or left a mark in the club scene at the time. Great bassline and vocals. I’m in Heaven. You, Sir, are the delightful effervescence of a thousand Champagne bottles. I drink a toast to you DjPaulT.

    Cheers!!!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree Jeff so Epic I wish this band had reached more people hopefully BTG can revive them a bit. The dub is so cool and I love the album version. I thought of U2 a bit when I heard the guitar come to find out Mike Hedges worked with The Associates, The Cure, U2 and more.

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    Jeff Reply:

    Paul you are so right when you say that “hopefully BTG can revive them a bit.” That is one of the beauties about you and your site because you give lost and obscure records a second chance to touch people’s lives. Whether they be old fans or new, it doesn’t matter, only that there’s an outlet for these great tracks and the people behind them who made them. I’m so hoping others will comment and give their impressions of this. I get so excited when I hear that people like what I like. I don’t really like being alone in my tastes. It’s so nice to share with people especially when music resonates with them like it does myself. I’m so happy you like the record too because I feel validated over my sonic choices. Nobody’s opinion matters to me quite like yours Paul!! Again, I have goose bumps over this slice of New Wave. You definitely rock Paul!!

    Jeff

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  3. VanceMan Says:

    Another fabulous selection! It’s turning into a week of slightly obscure but terrific singles. Thank you.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Vance I love the obscure stuff 🙂

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  4. mothloop Says:

    Hmmm… I do not know this one. My fellow blog followers seem to, and I know you all have great taste, so I’m fairly certain I will enjoy it!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Please feel free to let me know what you think Mothloop .

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    Jeff Reply:

    I too can’t wait for your opinion of this track Mothloop. I mean, you, who have one of the greatest names (after a Shriekback record too!!) has exquisite tastes. Hope you do enjoy this!!

    Jeff

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  5. Cory Says:

    Love these little synthpop gems! Thank you Paul!!

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