Posted by DjPaulT on 6th May 2011
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988
Martini Ranch is a new wave band conceived in 1982 by Andrew Todd Rosenthal. The band was composed of Andrew (vocals and guitar) and actor Bill Paxton (vocals and samples), and featured a similar sound to late 1980s band Devo. In 1989 Martini Ranch was featured in the end credits of Bill Paxton’s 1990 cult movie Brain Dead.
In the period of 1986 through 1988, Martini Ranch released two 12″ singles and one album titled “Holy Cow” all of which were released on Sire Records. “Reach” was the second single released by the band in 1988 and features Morricone-style whistling by Judge Reinhold) unfortunatel the song failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.
Director James Cameron created the cowboy-themed video of “Reach”. The production included cameos from his 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.
Reach (Extended Dance Mix) 7:09
Richard Cory (LP Version/Edit) 3:53
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint
|1988||Reach||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||Did Not Chart|
Label: Sire Records Company
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Credits: Co-producer – Martini Ranch
Engineer – Greg Penny, Joe Seta
Producer – Greg Penny
“Richard Cory” and the original version of “Reach” from the Sire album “HOLY COW”
Sleeve indicates “Special Thanks To James Cameron.”
Find the 12″ on DISCOGS
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super 20
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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