Posted by DjPaulT on 31st October 2011
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985
“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 of the film. (The song is still heard, although barely audible, during the scene when Chunk first enters the Walsh residence) 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. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart and peaked at number eighty on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop singles chart.
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.
Eight Arms to Hold You later became the title of a Veruca Salt album, which depicted an octopus in its cover artwork. The phrase was the working title for The Beatles’ film Help!.
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
|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 RPM
Credits: Computer [Emulator] – Gary Rottiger*
Drums, Percussion – Jimmy Bralower
Edited By – Latin Rascals, The
Engineer – Andy Wallace, Chris Lord-Alge
Keyboards – Robbie Kilgore
Producer – Arthur Baker
Sequenced By – Arthur Baker
Vocals – B.J. Nelson, Lotti Golden, Tina 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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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
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 16bit 44kHz using Adobe batch processing
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi PNG format, resized to JPEG format for posting.
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