Posted by DjPaulT on 8th January 2015
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985
“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.
No G.D.M. (Extended) 6:13
No G.D.M. (Seven Inch) 4:24
No G.D.M. (Dub Version) 6:40
Be A Boy 4:00
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
Label: Statik Records – TAK 33/12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Leftfield, New Wave, Disco
Produced for Voice Versa
Dedicated To Quentin Crisp
Find The 12″ On DISCOGS
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
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
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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