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Oingo Boingo – Dead Man’s Party (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 26th October 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“Dead Man’s Party” is a song by American band Oingo Boingo released as the third single from their fifth studio album Dead Man’s Party.

The lyric “I hear the chauffeur coming to my door/Says there’s room for maybe just one more” is a reference to “The Bus-Conductor”, a short story involving a hearse driver by E. F. Benson, published in The Pall Mall Magazine in 1906. The story has been adapted several times and spawned an urban legend, with each version using the catchphrase, “Room for one more.”

The song is perhaps best known for its appearance in the 1986 film Back to School and its accompanying soundtrack; Oingo Boingo appears in the film performing the song.

PARTY ON THIS SIDE:
Dead Man’s Party (Party ‘Til You’re Dead Mix) 8:36
Remix – Joseph Watt

STAY ON THIS SIDE:
Stay (Stay Late Mix) 6:00
Engineer [Remix] – Dave Concors
Remix – Arthur Barrow

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-23638
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock, New Wave

CREDITS:
Producer – Danny Elfman, Steve Bartek
Written-By – D. Elfman*

NOTES:
From The Motion Picture Soundtrack Album “BACK TO SCHOOL”

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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 Removal: 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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Oingo Boingo – Weird Science (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 29th October 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

Sticker

Side A

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on October 18, 2010. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer Ortofon Super 30 stylus. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first!

“Weird Science” is a song that was written and performed by American New Wave band Oingo Boingo. It is the theme song to the Weird Science film and television series. It was released on the film’s soundtrack, as well as Oingo Boingo’s 1985 album, Dead Man’s Party in a different version.

The version on the soundtrack, the recording released as a single, runs 3:45 long. The version on Dead Man’s Party is a much different arrangement, running 6:00. The song was also released in a dance mix on a 12-inch single.

Despite its moderate mainstream popularity, it is believed that the song is one of Oingo Boingo’s least favorite tracks, with the band having felt that it was a rushed effort. It was rarely, if at all, performed live during the years following the song’s release. According to various sources, the record company and movie producers were pushing for a final track of the song. The band had worked on various compilations of the song, but was not yet ready to submit the official recording yet. Nevertheless, one night after the band had worked on the song for some time, the record company executives found what they believed was the final or finished recording. And that “unfinished” piece became the released recording of the song.

“Weird Science” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on August 31, 1985 peaking at #45. The single did much better on the US dance chart climbing to #21.

The remixes on the A-side of this U.S. 12″ promo are exclusive to this release and are vinyl only.

SIDE A:
Weird Science (Weird Dub Bonus Beats) 5:56
Edited By – Latin Rascals, The
Engineer [Remix] – David Leonard
Remix – Mark Kamins

Weird Science (Boingo Dance Version) 5:37
Edited By – Judy Clapp

SIDE B:
Weird Science (Extended Dance Version) 6:31
Edited By – Latin Rascals, The
Remix – Jay Burnett , Mark Kamins

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Mint (Generic)

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Weird Science U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #45
1985 Weird Science U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #21

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records – L33-17048
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Danny Elfman , Steve Bartek
Written-By – D. Elfman*

NOTES:
US promo-only 12″ with two exclusive mixes.
Taken from the Motion Picture Soundtrack Album, “WEIRD SCIENCE.”

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Side B

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
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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Danny Elfman – Gratitude (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd February 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on May 31, 2011. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer Ortofon Super 30 stylus. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!

“Gratitude” is a Danny Elfman song recorded with his band Oingo Boingo and taken from the album So-Lo. The band chose to record the song as a “backup band” for their longtime frontman primarily to circumvent a dispute with their label. It has also been stated that this was an opportunity for the band to record songs that had been deemed unsuitable for a proper Oingo Boingo album. The song was also featured on the soundtrack to the film Beverly Hills Cop.

In the United States “Gratitude” debuted on the Billboard Dance/Club Play chart on January 26, 1985. After spending nine weeks on the survey “Gratitude” peaked at #17.

SIDE A:
Gratitude (Extended Dance Version) 6:44

SIDE B:
Gratitude (Tornado Version) 7:02
Gratitude (Short Version) 4:47

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint

U.S. ChART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Gratitude U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #17

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records – MCA-23532
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Credits: Edited By – Latin Rascals, The
Producer – Danny Elfman, Paul Ratajczak, Steve Bartek
Remix – Jay Burnett, Mark Kamins
Written-By – Danny Elfman

NOTES:
From the LP” “SO-LO”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
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

You can help show your support for this blog by making a donation using PayPal. Thank you for your help.

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