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Goon Squad – Eight Arms To Hold You (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 1st October 2014


A. Front


Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on October 31, 2011. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer Ortofon Super 30 stylus. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time using the Ortofon Super OM 30 stylus!

“Eight Arms to Hold You”‘ was a song recorded for the soundtrack to the film The Goonies. The song was recorded by a studio group called Goon Squad that was put together by producer Arthur Baker. It was utilized in a scene in the film where the character Data puts a loud tape recorder (blaring the song) into the mouth of an octopus to fend it off. The scene was deleted from the film and the song did not appear in the theatrical release. (The song is still heard, although barely audible, during the scene when Chunk first enters the Walsh residence). The “octopus scene” was replaced for broadcast on the Disney Channel, in order to make up for time removed due to objectionable content. It was also included in a deleted scenes featurette in the 2001 DVD release.The soundtrack producers had anticipated the track would be a big hit and so even though it wasn’t actually in the film, a single was released on both 12″ and 7″ vinyl.

“Eight Arms” debuted on the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart on July 27, 1985 and spent twelve weeks on the survey reaching the #1 spot on September 14, 1985. The single also reached #80 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop singles chart.

Eight Arms To Hold You (Vocal) 6:45
Eight Arms To Hold You (Bonus Beat) 3:00

Eight Arms To Hold You (Dub) 6:50

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1985 Eight Arms To Hold You U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop singles #80
1985 Eight Arms To Hold You U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1


Label: Epic – 49 05247
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro

Computer [Emulator] – Gary Rottiger*
Drums, Percussion – Jimmy Bralower
Edited By – Latin Rascals, The
Engineer – Andy WallaceChris Lord-Alge
Keyboards – Robbie Kilgore
Producer – Arthur Baker
Sequenced By – Arthur Baker
Vocals – B.J. NelsonLotti GoldenTina B.*, W. Downing*

Special version from the Epic Original Motion Picture Soundtrack “THE GOONIES”
Recorded at Shakedown Sound
Mixed at Unique Sound

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B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
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: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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