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Boys Club – I Remember Holding You (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 10th, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

“I Remember Holding You” is a hit single by American Pop duo Boys Club, which peaked at #8 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1989. The duo consisted of Gene Hunt and Joe Pasquale from Minneapolis, Minnesota. In radio interviews conducted during the height of their success both Hunt and Pasquale stated that one of their primary musical influences was George Michael, and more specifically, the work Michael did during the Wham! years. “The way he arranged songs and melodies was quite unique and we tried to emulate that with our own music,” Hunt was quoted as saying during one of those early interviews.

Boys Club was the first group to appear on the New Mickey Mouse Club as a musical guest during the first episode.

Hunt (born Eugene Wolfgramm) was previously a member of the family group The Jets. His youngest brothers and sisters are now members of a hard rock group, Against the Season.

In 1990, Hunt briefly reunited with The Jets to record four new tracks for The Best of The Jets (1990). He was featured on the cover and inside album sleeve, and he appeared in the “Special Kinda Love” music video.

SIDE A:
I Remember Holding You (12″ Version) 6:15
Executive Producer – Don Powell
Producer – David Cole (4), Joe Pasquale
Written-By – Joe Pasquale

SIDE B:
It’s Alright 3:56
Producer – Joe Pasquale, Michael Verdick
Written-By – Joe Pasquale

The Naked Truth 4:35
Producer – Bobby Nunn
Written-By – Bobby Nunn

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1989 I Remember Holding You U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #8
1989 I Remember Holding You U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary #4

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCAT 1316
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1988
Genre: Rock
Style: Synth-pop, Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Producer, Written-By – Joe Pasquale

NOTES:
Original version appears on the MCA LP “BOYS CLB”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.net

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:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2, ocenaudio
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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15 Responses to “Boys Club – I Remember Holding You (UK 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Paul, I can’t believe I’m admitting this, but I can’t remember this song at all. I probably do know it, but it’s been awhile. I love when you bring back records that some of us (read: ME!) are a little fuzzy about and then realize, yes, I do remember that one. Just crazy. I am looking forward to this record and I’ll let you know what I think.

    Thanks Paul!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I really like this record. I can hear the WHAM! influence. A really nice summer song in my opinion. Hope you like it Jeff looking forward to your response 🙂

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    Jeff Reply:

    I wish you could see me now, just swooning while this track plays!! Oh Paul, you have such a remarkable way in choosing the right records to reflect all our moods and passions. Wow! Before I got home, I checked out youtube to see the video and was so impressed by the song (and those sensual visuals!) that I couldn’t wait to hear this full 12-inch version. Boy, what a sublime record!! I could almost hear a haunting resemblance to “Careless Whisper” by Wham! and that I must make a mix CD that has these two tracks together. I can’t believe I missed this one the first time it was released because this would of been something right up my alley. Thank you for introducing this to me. It touches my soul. I am so impressed Paul by your choices. Gosh, you make me swoon, yourself.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I am so happy you like it Jeff 🙂

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  2. Carlos Says:

    Heyyyy Pault, muchas gracias por esta version 12″

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Carlos 🙂

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  3. Cory Says:

    Thanks for sharing this gem, Paul! I remember hearing this song on the radio and recording it to a blank cassette, playing it over and over for years!! What great memories!! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Cory 🙂

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  4. Tony Says:

    Thanks Paul. One of my favorites from the 80s. Very reminiscent of Wham’s “where did your heart go”.

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    Never heard it before now, but I thought exactly the same!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Tony 🙂

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  5. Daryl Says:

    Not my kind of ’80s, I’m afraid – it wasn’t a hit over here, despite the origins of your disc – but you’ll have certain UK fans chuckling at the band’s namesakes. This side of the pond, Joe Pasquale is a squeaky-voiced comedian, while Gene Hunt is a legendary fictional police officer! Weird how these things come together… 🙂

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  6. memoryboy Says:

    I really like this song Paul, definitely reminds me of Wham!

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  7. Walter C Says:

    The name of this male duet reminds me of the title of the 12″ “Bad Boys – Club Tropicana” by another male duet: Wham!. Just coincidence?

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  8. Peter Says:

    many thanks for this rare song!

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