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Nina Hagan/Lene Lovich – Don’t Kill The Animals (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 30th, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

In 1986 Nina Hagen and Lene Lovich teamed up to record this protest song for animal rights. These two women deliver a song that is infectiously danceable, yet puts forth a very strong message. The song originally appeared on the compilation album Animal Liberation (1987) and later on Tame Yourself (1991) both to benefit PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).

SIDE A:
Don’t Kill The Animals (Disco Version) 6:12

SIDE B:
Don’t Kill The Animals (Instrumental) 5:36
Don’t Kill The Animals (7″ Version) 4:28

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Arista ‎– RIST 2
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Sam Smith, Sid Wells
Written-By – Karl Rucker, Lene Lovich, Nina Hagen

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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26 Responses to “Nina Hagan/Lene Lovich – Don’t Kill The Animals (UK 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    I could literally jump out of my skin, Paul!! YAY!!!!! I have the “Animal Liberation” LP and the “Tame Yourself” CD, but, never this 12-inch!!Gosh, you really have the most intense record collection that I know of. You’re like the Library of Congress, but for vinyl!! Whoa, I am living the memories big time with this song!! AND, to have Nina Hagen team up with Lene Lovich —— What an Inspired Idea!! These are the Divas of my avante garde sensibilities. And you, Paul, have given us all the great twelves of Miss Lovich. Gosh, you really THRILL ME!!! You are the ULTIMATE and THE BEST!!! I am so excited!!! (Can you tell!?!)

    Grinning Like a Cheshire Cat!!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yes I can tell Jeff. And that is a good thing 🙂

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    Walter C Reply:

    I’m afraid not all of them, Jeff. The rarest of all, the extended version of “New Toy” (4:35) is not here or anywhere.

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    Jeff Reply:

    Knowing our DjPaulT, he probably has it, or can get it with the help of our donations. Once thing that is the best about Burning The Ground, is Paul’s commitment to getting to our faves eventually. I always have faith and patience. Paul is the absolute BEST!!

    Have a great weekend, Walter C

    Jeff

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    Walter C Reply:

    I will be eternally thanking DjPaulT for sharing things with us that I did not even know existed. I am sure he always takes into account our suggestions to enlarge his amazing collection. As I said, there will always be something impossible to get simply because the few who have it do not have it for sale. Of course he is an absolute hero for me too!

    Let’s keep collecting, Jeff!

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  2. OMAR Says:

    OMG Thanks Paul. This one’s definitely a rarity!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  3. Bryan Says:

    Hi DJ Paul, new site poster here.

    I’ve only discovered BTG in the past 2 weeks (and when I read your “About BTG” page, I thought, ‘Heck, where have I been?’) Thanks for all the work you put in to providing us with many, many hours of not just memories, but also new material…and all in such high quality. I was born in 1973, and you have extended mixes/remixes which even I’ve never heard before, including this one.

    Regards,

    Bryan

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Welcome to BTG Bryan. We are happy to have you hope to see more comments from you 🙂

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    Bryan Reply:

    Thank you very much for the welcome, Paul.

    It’s always nice to discover a community who appreciate 80s/90s 12-inchers. I don’t have nearly as many as I’d like to have, so when I discover a site such as yours, I am so very appreciative.

    Thanks again,

    Bryan

    p.s. Do you happen to know of a good method for reducing, or even removing altogether, warping from vinyl records?

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  4. janick Says:

    hi big thanks dear dj pault its great this 12 remixes i hope now my request i send to you i want siouxsie and the banshees peek a boo remixes or remixes promo or the two lol anyway its very appreciate all time your great work i hope my siouxsie thanks have great days

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome janick. I will do my best 🙂

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  5. VanceMan Says:

    Thanks so much for this one and for bringing back a special memory: I was lucky enough to see Lene Lovich doing a special mini show to promote this single and PETA. She sang it live over a backing track, but sadly Nina Hagen wasn’t there. (She also sang Cerrone’s “Supernature,” which she wrote the lyrics to.)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    That is so cool VanceMan. It would have been epic if Nina had been there too. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Dirk Reply:

    I am still catching myself, trying to backspeak the second part of Fish Im Wasser…

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  6. juspuk Says:

    7″ and Instr are reversed, maybe on the download, maybe on the release?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks for letting me know juspuk. I accidentally reversed the track order 🙂

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  7. Charles Says:

    Spendid! Looking forward to hearing this!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy Charles! 🙂

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  8. Charles Says:

    Not sure if you’re checking comments on the older postings, so I’m thanking you here for the Eurythmics 12″ single of Julia. It’s beautiful and I’ve never heard this version. Thank you again! Fantastic stuff.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Charles 🙂

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  9. memoryboy Says:

    YES!!! Thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome memoryboy 🙂

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  10. Dirk Says:

    The song puts forth a variation of very strong messages..? But, did the pills kick in near the finishing of the song? Freestylingly mentioning other-worldly friends and having divine sex while singing a song about cruelty to animals.
    Cleverly cut, this one. I started humming other songs while listening. Not sure of that is a good sign, by the way. Funky Cold Medina riffs, some Fleetwood Mac, some Quincy Jones cuts, but laid over a demo by the people from The Power Station – something like that.
    Do animals eat animals, can someone explain to me ?

    No disrespect, just ventilating. Enjoyed it, played it loud, and again, mind you.

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  11. Richard the Big Bunny Says:

    10 out of 10 for the message. 7 out of 10 for the lyrics. 2 out of 10 on the execution. LOLz! 🙂 I’m a vegan and still can’t even … but The Smiths anthem “Meat Is Murder” is pretty dire and nothing that anyone wants to sit around listening to either. {*ha!*} But thanks for the upload. My favourite vegan song is this –> http://youtu.be/FLqjLn0W5K0

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  12. lulu Says:

    it’s true, please don’t kill the animals.
    thank you again for this one DJ Paul you rock !

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