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Midnight Star – Freak-A-Zoid (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 4th August 2010

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

Side A Label

This classic electro track is where the well worn vocoder sample “Please Report to the Dancefloor” originates from. “Freak-A-Zoid,” was the first single taken from Midnight Star’s fourth album, No Parking on the Dance Floor, released in 1983, it took them to the top of the charts peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in 1983.

The reason that this PROMO version is so great is the fact of the B side. Its called Instrumental, but actually its all Vocoder, and missing all the normal vocals. Making this a pure electro vocoder claassic.

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RELEASE/PRODUCTION INFORMATION
Label: Solar
Catalog#: ED 4907
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro
Credits:  Producer – Reggie Calloway
From Solar LP “No Parking” LP 60241

SIDE A
(A) Freak-A-Zoid (Vocal) 8:08

SIDE B
(B) Freak-A-Zoid (Instrumental) 6:15

Side B Label

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 20
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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