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The Nails – 88 Lines About 44 Women (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 6th, 2016




“88 Lines About 44 Women” is the name of a hit single by the new wave band The Nails. Originally recorded for their EP Hotel for Women, the song was re-recorded and released to critical and commercial acclaim on the band’s 1984 album Mood Swing. Along with the track, “Let It All Hang Out”, “88 Lines About 44 Women” peaked at number forty-six on the US dance chart in March 1985.

Marc Campbell and David Kaufman of The Nails wrote “88 Lines About 44 Women” in a Manhattan loft. The rhythm track on the song was a preprogrammed track on Kaufman’s Casio keyboard. Campbell wrote the lyrics to the song and has noted that “[s]ome of the women [referenced in the song] are real, some are made up.” Campbell wrote the song in two hours on a manual typewriter and the band recorded it the next day. The Nails never produced a music video for “88 Lines About 44 Women.”

The Nails filed several lawsuits over use of “88 Lines About 44 Women”, including a successful lawsuit over use of the song to promote the television show Dexter, as well as use by the state of Massachusetts in an anti-drinking advertising campaign.

88 Lines About 44 Women (X Rated Version) 4:53

88 Lines About 44 Women (“Edited” Version) 4:53

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1984 88 Lines About 44 Women U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #46


Label: RCA ‎– JD-14091
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

Engineer – Michael Frondelli
Executive-Producer – Bruce Harris
Producer – Gregg Winter
Written-By – Marc Campbell, The Nails

From the LP “MOOD SWING”

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
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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9 Responses to “The Nails – 88 Lines About 44 Women (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    I remember seeing this in a store and taking a chance on buying it. I thought it was the greatest thing. So happy to have an edited version so I can play it without offending anyone. My friends and I would name check the girls we knew from the lyrics and joked with them on what kind of girls they really are. Such a fun record Paul. Thanks for digging up this rare promo too.


    Bonus Beats: Hey, just received my Dead Or Alive replacement discs last evening. Have you got yours Paul? I’m really impressed with the company for honoring their commitment to everyone that bought the box set. I can’t wait to start listening!!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yes I did get my replacement discs yesterday but have not had a chance to listen yet. Also love the Razormaids mixes they sound great (wink).


    Jeff Reply:

    Paul, I’m too excited for words!!! You’re the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  2. Richard the Big Bunny Says:

    Oh, cheers! I’ve not heard this in ages. Mind you, I have one version or another on a 90s CD collection but it’s in storage & not in my iTunes (you’ll probably hear that again & again!). Thanks.


  3. memoryboy Says:

    Great selection! Early 80’s Underground alternative at it’s finest!


  4. RollingStoner Says:

    Paul, you’re done it again! Another of my all-time favorite new wave tunes. BTW, fans should check out the original,more minimal,version. Thanks!!!


  5. George Price Says:

    Hilarious track! And,in this case, it’s a good hilarious. When I get a chance, I know exactly who to play this for – and thanks for posting both the clean and naughty versions!


  6. Paul Says:

    Love this, thanks!


  7. Chris Says:

    Have you heard this track: Black Lace – Have A Screw (Agadoo X-Rated Version)?


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