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Kate Garner – Love Me Like A Rocket (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 30th, 2017


“Love Me Like A Rocket” is a 1983 single by Kate Garner a member of new wave band Haysi Fantayzee. When they split, she briefly embarked on a solo career. Produced by Torch Song which included William Orbit “Love Me Like A Rocket” was the only single Garner released. The single failed to chart. She achieved greater fame as a celebrity photographer, with her first major attention garnered from the album cover of Sinéad O’Connor’s “The Lion And The Cobra”.

This single was William Orbit’s first production job.

Love Me Like A Rocket (Megamix) 6:01

Love Me Like A Rocket (Psychomix) 5:42

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: Regard Records ‎– RGT 112
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Design [Cover Designed By] – Nick Egan
Mastered By – timtom*
Photography By [Photo By] – David Levine (11)
Producer – Torch Song
Producer [With] – Paul Caplin
Written-By – Garner*, Caplin*

Manufactured in the UK

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
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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14 Responses to “Kate Garner – Love Me Like A Rocket (UK 12″)”

  1. NKelly Says:

    Funny that Haysi featured on UK TV programme at the start of this month on ‘Top of the pops: The story of 1983’. Jeremy Healy appeared but Kate didn’t. I was thinking would have loved to see her talking and what she looked like now. I know about Jeremy as we’re Facebook friends. Loved ‘Shiny shiny’ and never ever knew of any solo career. Or when / why the band split. Many thanks. Interesting that it’s Orbit’s first production work too!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hope you like it Neil. Enjoy! 🙂


  2. Jeff Says:

    You prove your specialness and uniqueness once again Paul!! My goodness, I am indeed speechless over this post!! As a huge Haysi Fantayzee fan and a bigger fanatic for anything by William Orbit, I am stunned that you have given us a lost classic. I flip-out over these obscure gems. It’s great to listen to them with a modern ear too because sometimes you can have a greater appreciation for older and lost tracks. You are brilliant Paul in your quest to flesh-out so many New Wave/Synth-Pop jams. I feel like I’m in a digital bubble bath when you drop your tunes into our lives. I feel all warm and tingly especially since it’s a very cold winter’s day and I’m catching a cold. Thank you for this “rhythmic remedy” because I feel better already. Again, you just ROCK, DjPaulT!!!! YOU ROCK!!!!


    Bonus Beats: Man Paul, just a follow-up about two singles you posted last week. The Bucks Fizz record is ferocious!! Those drums and the chanting. Like a Fleetwood Mac record gene-spliced onto Big Pig’s percussion on steroids and chanting like “State of Indepence” courtesy of Mood Swings/Jon & Vangelis/Donna Summer. Just listening to the track I was drenched with all sorts of moisture…..IT’S JUST THAT AWESOME!!!

    And that Marc Almond track had me frothing out all orifices!!! This song and mix was cinematic, a regular high-definition directors cut. It was like the aural equivalent to Ben Hur’s chariot race. Absolutely spellbinding and adrenalizing!!! This track meant everything because it’s not on the box set so again, I can’t help but sing your praises. Thank you Paul. Again, you show yourself to be a Deity!!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I think it’s fair to say that you are one happy man Jeff. I have never been compared to Ben-Hur lol I love it though. You really know how to make me feel good. I hope that today’s post is just the remedy you need. Hope you feel better.

    Hugs 🙂


  3. David Says:

    Fantastic record. I do love me some Haysi Fantayzee! Kate attempted a solo comeback about 10 years or so ago, with a Kickstarter-type campaign. She recorded two demos, “Lucifer” and “Sideways Of Red”, to give an example of what her new record might sound like and to attract donations. Both songs were on YouTube last time I checked. Very quirky and much in the style of what I think Haysi Fantayzee might sound like today.


    Song_And_Dance Reply:

    Thanks for the tip, David.
    Just listened to the demos. Pity the didn´t make it.


  4. Richard the Big Bunny Says:

    Oh, I know her! Well, we have mutual friends. 🙂 Kate is still lovely and has dedicated her life to saving animals and veganism. She’s awesome! Thanks for the rare tracks.


  5. VanceMan Says:

    Loved this single back in the day; thanks for reintroducing it to my life!


  6. Song_And_Dance Says:

    Paul at his best yet again. Never heard of that record before. To be honest, she never could sing but that never had to be a hinderance for several other artists 🙂
    Interesting song although it sounds as if it was realeased in the early stages of production. It would have needed to be a bit more SHINY SHINY 🙂

    Thank you, Paul.

    Btw, “John Wayne” was one of the first single records tiny “Song_and_Dance” ever bought from his allowance back then, together with “Come on Eileen” and a few others. Good old times, ey?


  7. John Says:

    Haysi Fantayzee were always facinating to watch on Top Of The Pops, John Wayne is Big Leggy being my favourite and Shiny Shiny.
    I didn’t really know much about Kate Garner’s solo singing career, so thanks Paul for uploading this rare gem.
    Kate now makes a great living as a famous fashion photographer and artist.

    Paul do you have Eighth Wonder Featuring Patsy Kensit – I’m Not Scared, it was written and produced by The Pet Shop Boys, This version is the US Promo that has the rare Dub Version.

    A1 I’m Not Scared (“Little” Louie Vega Mix)
    A2 I’m Not Scared (Dub Version)
    A3 J’ai Pas Peur (French Version)

    B1 I’m Not Scared (Long Euro Mix)
    B2 Baby Baby (Dusted Mix)

    Thanks again for another excellent post.


  8. Jeff Says:

    I love the feedback from your readers Paul. I love it when people express their love for a particular artist and, of course, you dear Paul. This place is certainly about love and light because, there is just so much darkness in the world. Here, Burning The Ground is a natural and positive escape from life’s drudgeries and pain. Thank you for providing us with this sonic sanctuary of yours.

    I love how Kate sings. Haysi Fantayzee were such an interesting band. And their “John Wayne” song was shocking too, hidden by the nursery rhyme lyrics and all. Even “Shiny Shiny” had commentary. “Sister Friction” was another one of my favorites too because I love orchestra hits that sound like Bernard Herman’s “Psycho” string stabs. Heck, their album was very under-appreciated. Loved Jeremy Healy’s “Stamp!” record he did with Amos a few years ago. That’s a fierce dance record Paul. Check it out someday if you have time. Hey, I love how Kate tried to come back to the music world. Too bad it didn’t work out. If I had known about the kick-starter, I would have certainly contributed to it. I hear she is a fabulous photographer and all.

    It’s great to have this as William Orbit’s first remix production. He certainly does have a sound. You can just tell when you hear his mixes. I guess his pinnacle of success was Madonna’s “Ray Of Light” album. To me, it was her truly last great record. But I genuinely love Mr. Orbit’s “Torch Song” contributions and his solo records. I wish Torch Song’s catalogue was re-issued on CD. It is a phenomenal album. And, I have such a soft-spot for “Prepare To Energize” as well. Such a trancey and wild dance anthem.

    Again Paul, thanks for bringing this single to life. I do hope that the artists you support (and that means bringing their old records to life to new ears) get to hear how loving you are and respectful to their song writing, production and musical craft. You are an artists’ best friend in how you champion music that has fallen through the cracks or deserves to be heard again in the modern age. You give records a second chance if you will. Sometimes, I think certain music is far ahead of what people are used to when they are first released. It might have been too much for a listener’s sensibilities when first released. You provide another time and forum to hear these records properly with loving attention provided for sonic details. You are a superior person Paul. One who I am so proud to call a friend!!

    In loving appreciation and friendship,



    Song_And_Dance Reply:

    Beautifully put, dear Jeff. I can only applaud you. I´m so happy I found Paul´s site
    only two years ago. Music lovers all around. I love that this site has not taken the route almost each and every forum on the internet takes: know-it-alls insulting each other and spoiling each other´s fun. No, not here – not us.

    This has become something of a safety place for me. Thank you Paul and thank you all.


    Jeff Reply:

    Oh, Song_And_Dance, I love coming into contact with others like you on Paul’s blog. You and so many others are kindred spirits that make this world a better place. And it’s so great to come and praise Paul for his musical presents.

    Have a wonderful day and week Song_And_Dance!!!



  9. John von Ahlen Says:

    Thanks Jeff for fulfilling my request! I loved this since I bought the 7″ and 12″‘s back in the day. Still a brilliant song xxx John.


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