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Gina X – No G·D·M (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 8th January 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“No G.D.M.” is a 1979 single by German dance-rock/electropop ensemble Gina X Performance from Cologne, consisting of vocalist Gina Kikoine and writer/producer Zeus B. Held, Ralph Morgenstern (backing vocals), Hinrich Sickenberger (backing vocals, drums) and Lazlo Czigany (drums).

Art history student Gina Kikoine was heavily influenced by Lou Reed and Patti Smith, as well as the art avant-garde. The concept for Gina X Performance came together when she met Zeus B. Held, who was at the time moving on from rock to a more electronic sound.

Held had previously been a member of the group Birth Control, and split to record solo in 1978, beginning work with Kikoine that year. Gina X Performance released several albums in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and were frequently played in North American and European dance clubs at the height of their popularity.

Single “No G.D.M” and first album “Nice Mover” quickly became cult hits and a blueprint for 80´s electronic dance music. Kikoine later described collaboration “the absolute union of music, poetry and travesty.”

“No G.D.M.” is a tribute to writer/actor Quentin Crisp. The “No Great Dark Man” refers to Quentin Crisp’s remark about there not being a “great dark man. Although the single recieved heavy club play it failed to have any chart success.

In 1990 British synth-pop duo Erasure covered the song and relesed it as the b-side to “Blue Savannah”.

This is the 1985 Statik record re-release.

SIDE A:
No G.D.M. (Extended) 6:13
No G.D.M. (Seven Inch) 4:24

SIDE B:
No G.D.M. (Dub Version) 6:40
Be A Boy 4:00

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Statik Records ‎– TAK 33/12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Leftfield, New Wave, Disco

CREDITS:
Producer – Zeus B. Held
Written-By – G. Kikoine*

NOTES:
Produced for Voice Versa
Dedicated To Quentin Crisp

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B. Back

 

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Speed Control:
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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 Removeal: 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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Fashion – Love Shadow (German 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 12th July 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

Fashion were a British New Wave band from Birmingham consisting of Dee Harris, Al ‘Luke Sky’ James, Alan Darby, John Mulligan, Marlon Recchi and Dik Davis. Fashion disbanded in 1984 after three albums and several singles.

In August of 1982, Fashion released their eighth single, “Love Shadow”. It was backed by “Let’s Play Dirty Centerfold”. The A side appeared on their second album, Fabrique. The B side was a non-LP track. “Love Shadow” reached the #51 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The single was produced by Zeus B. Held and featured additional vocals by Gina X.

SIDE A:
Love Shadow (Smokey Dialogue) 8:02
Vocals [Featuring] – Gina X

SIDE B:
Let’s Play Dirty Centrefold 7:46

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Arista – 600 665
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: New wave, Electro, Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Zeus B. Held

NOTES:
“Love Shadow” remixed from the album “Fabrique”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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