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Martini Ranch – How Can The Labouring Man Find Time For Self-Culture? (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 26th February 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“How Can The Labouring Man Find Time For Self-Culture?”was the first single released by American new wave band Martini Ranch. The track features Andrew Todd and american actor Bill Paxton on lead vocals along with three members of DEVO.

“How Can The Labouring Man Find Time For Self-Culture?” was produced and engineered by DEVO guitarist Bob Casale and also featured drummer Alan Myers and vocalist Mark Mothersbaugh on keyboards.

A music vodeo was filmed directed by Rocky Schenck, Bill Paxton and Andrew Rosenthal, the video mimics the dystopia of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and German Expressionism.

Aside from Rosenthal and Paxton, the cast of the video features cameos by actors associated with Paxton. Anthony Michael Hall, with whom Bill Paxton starred in the 1985 film Weird Science and Rick Rossovich, who appeared with Paxton in The Lords of Discipline, Streets of Fire and The Terminator, represent intellectual class and working class men.

Other appearances include Michael Biehn (The Lords of Discipline and The Terminator) and Judge Reinhold (The Lords of Discipline).

This would be the bands final single. Martini Ranch released one album titled “Holy Cow”.

SIDE A:
How Can The Labouring Man Find Time For Self-Culture? (Industrial Mix) 5:22
Back At The Ranch 3:25

SIDE B:
Fallen Idols 4:32
Written-By – C. Jelley*, S. Fortuna*

How Can The Labouring Man Find Time For Self-Culture? (Single Mix) 4:22

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– 0-20453
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design, Art Direction – Bill Paxton, Steve Gerdes
Illustration – Steve Gerdes
Keyboards – Andrew Todd (2), Mark Mothersbaugh
Lead Vocals, Guitar, Songwriter – Andrew Todd (2)
Mastered By [Originally] – Steven Marcussen*
Percussion – Alan Meyers
Photography By – Rocky Schenck
Producer, Engineer – Bob Casale*
Programmed By [Fairlight Programming] – Mark Mothersbaugh
Vocals – Bill Paxton

NOTES:
Printed in U.S.A.

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
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:
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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Password: burningtheground

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Martini Ranch – Reach (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 25th February 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

2015 Re-Rip!
Meticulously Remastered!
First Time In 24 Bit Flac!

Originally posted May 6, 2011

“Reach” was the second single released by new wave band Martini Ranch conceived in 1982 by Andrew Todd Rosenthal. The band was composed of Rosenthal (vocals and guitar) and actor Bill Paxton (voices and samples), and featured a similar sound to late 1980s Devo. “Reach” also features actor Judge Reinhold (of Beverly Hills Cop fame) as the Whistler on the song.

“Reach” failed to have any chart success but the music video directed by James Cameron (Titanic) recieved heavy airplay on MTV and VH-1. The production included cameos from Cameron’s soon-to-be-wife, fellow director Kathryn Bigelow, as well as Aliens and Terminator alumni Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser and Jenette Goldstein, Judge Reinhold, Brian Thompson, and Adrian Pasdar (the video is roughly contemporaenous with the production of Bigelow’s Near Dark, the cast of which included Henricksen, Goldstein, and Pasdar as well as Paxton). Also seen is Bud Cort, as the crazy person admiring Bill Paxton’s motorcycle. There is also a memorable scene with the three band members Rosenthal, Paxton and keyboardist O’Hearn being dragged through the dust.

The “Untitled” track on the b-side is a short instrumental. It is not listed on the record label or sleeve.

SIDE A:
Reach (Extended Dance Mix) 7:09
Backing Vocals –  Robert O’Hearn
Whistling – Judge Reinhold

SIDE B:
Richard Cory (LP Version/Edit) 3:34
Backing Vocals –  Robert O’Hearn

Untitled Track :20

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– 0-20868
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Co-producer – Martini Ranch
Engineer – Greg Penny, Joe Seta
Producer – Greg Penny

NOTES:
Special thanks to James Cameron

Find the 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
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:
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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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