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Hubert Kah – Military Drums (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on February 22nd, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

“Military Drums” is a 1987 single by German synthpop band Hubert Kah. The single was one of several that charted on the United States Billboard Dance chart. “Military Drums” debuted on October 3, 1987 spending ten weeks on the survey peaking at #8.

SIDE A:
Military Drums (Extended Version) 6:27

SIDE B:
Military Drums (Edited Version) 3:14
Military Drums 3:38

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Military Drums U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #8

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– L33-17389
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Armand Volker, Michael Cretu

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
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
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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17 Responses to “Hubert Kah – Military Drums (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Goodguy Says:

    Oh wow. One of the BEST German Synthpoppers of the 80’s! Too many think of Alphaville as “the” post-Kraftwerk German synthpop band then, but Hubert KaH, Camouflage, Cetu Javu, Celebrate The Nun, Deine Lakainen, Peter Schilling, Peter Godwin, and more really deserve a lot of the credit for carrying on the synth tradition while the UK got all the attention with their bands.

    “So Many People” is their biggest hit of course, but they really came to the fore with “Goldene Zeiten”, and with “The Picture” in the US for the Jim Carrey Once Bitten soundtrack. They eventually went back to performing in German, but the English language tracks are some of their best.

    Trivia: Hubert Kemmler sings the chorus of Peter Schilling’s “The Different Story (World Of Lust & Crime)” – another GREAT German track, and Michael Cretu who produced it and a lot of Hubert KaH was the driving force behind ENIGMA as well.

    Paul, I hope you upload “So Many People” and “Machine Gun” next – their best from “Sound Of My Heart” (and that Erasure ALR promo 12″ 😉 )

    THANKS!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Goodguy I agree with you they were very overlooked they were part of what I believe was the German wave. Pretty sure I have “Machine Gun” and a couple of others 🙂

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  2. OMAR Says:

    Thanks Paul. I don’t remember these guys that well except for this single as well as The Picture.

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    Goodguy Reply:

    I’ll envy you hearing So Many People for the first time then. It’s one of the best synthpop tracks in the genre. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy Omar! 🙂

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  3. Jeff Says:

    How I love it when you choose records that really resonate with me (and so many others too). Reading Goodguy’s detailed post, got me very excited as well. I love the stories/trivia readers bring to the comments section following your postings. This is what makes Burning The Ground incredibly special to me. It enhances the music so much more.

    This band reminds me so much of Razormaid!, the remix service. The company was very much my “Burning The Ground” info-center back in the 80’s and 90’s and a little bit of the Aughts too. It was here I first heard of Hubert Kah. Thank you Paul for posting this single by them. I love hearing the original mixes from which the Razormaid! versions were created from. You really are such a phenomenal source for these long lost 12-inch singles. You are absolutely the best Paul!!

    Very Happy!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    So excited that you are familiar with this band Jeff they bring to mind Razormaid. I really love it when my readers get excited about a record that I post 🙂

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    Jeff Reply:

    You are just the ULTIMATE Paul!!! Thank you for always being there with the best records around. You really do spoil us so. But, and I know you this, it is all very much appreciated.

    Beyond Grateful,

    Jeff

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  4. Daniel Says:

    Thanks Paul. I always loved the songs of Hubert Kah. This is one of his best songs. He was very successful in Germany, especially in the early eighties during the period of the popular “Neue Deutsche Welle”.

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    Time Operator Reply:

    Hi DjPaulT. I don’t really know this track that well although I have heard it before (along with “The Picture”) but can’t really recall either of them. The only track I know well (and love) from Hubert Kah is “Machine Gun”. I still have that 12″ and back then played it all the time. Thanks for sharing and expanding my musical horizons 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Time Operator 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Daniel 🙂

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  5. BE.D12'' Says:

    Thanks Paul!
    Great production by Michael Cretu.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome BE.D12” 🙂

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  6. Nubben Says:

    Awesome track – many thanks Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Nubben 🙂

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  7. Luke Says:

    B-o-o-o-ring! (c) Homer Simpson

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