Posted by DjPaulT on 24th January 2013
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1980
Mi-Sex (also spelt MiSex) was a New Zealand New Wave rock band active from 1978 to 1984. Led by Steve Gilpin as vocalist, they were best known for their singles “Computer Games” in 1979 and “People” in 1980.
In August 1978 the band headed to Sydney, where they quickly became a major live drawcard. They were soon signed to the Australian division of CBS Records by the label’s then A&R manager/House producer Peter Dawkins, himself an expatriate New Zealander who is best known for his productions with another former New Zealand group based in Australia, Dragon.
The band released their debut album “Graffiti Crimes” in July 1979 which coincided with their national tour as the support act for Talking Heads. The LP included their biggest hit, the synthesizer-driven “Computer Games”, a Burns/Stanton composition released in Australia on October 1, 1979 and in 1981 throughout Europe. The single went to #1 in Australia, made the top 5 in New Zealand, and also charted in 20 countries including Canada #2 and Argentina #9. In the US the song peaked at #61 on the Billboard Dance Chart.
“Computer Games” won the award for Best Australian Single at the 1979 TV Week/Countdown Music Awards.
The music video was filmed on location at what was at the time Control Data Corporation’s North Sydney centre.
The “Special Version” of “Computer Games” is a slightly longer mix than what appears on the album clocking in at 4:41 instead of the 3:53 LP version.
Computer Games (Special Version) 4:41
Graffiti Crimes 3:50
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (Stickered)
|1980||Computer Games||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play||#61|
Label: Epic – 48-50830
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Peter Dawkins
Written-By – K. Stanton*, M. Burns* (tracks: A), S. Gilpin* (tracks: A)
Special Versions from the Epic Lp: “COMPUTER GAMES” JE 36349
Comes in stickered generic sleeve.
Find The 12″ On DISCOGS
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 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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