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Red Rockers – China (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 24th July 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

Red Rockers were a New Wave band from New Orleans, Louisiana, active from 1979 to 1985. They are best known for their 1983 hit single “China”.

“China” was originally one of the ten songs on Red Rockers’ second full-length album, Good as Gold. The single was released by the joint label Columbia/415. Released in 1983 “China” became the breakout single for the band. Although the song did not reach the Billboard Top Ten, it had an enduring lifespan. The song’s popularity was enhanced by its colorful music video, which was a regular selection on MTV during its early years. The video was filmed in New Orleans, the band’s hometown.

“China” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 6, 1983 and spent ten weeks on the survey peaking at #53.

In spite of – or perhaps because of – its amorphous qualities, the song remains an accessible touchstone for American pop cultural references to China more than a quarter of a century after its release.

SIDE A:
China 3:57

SIDE B:
China (Dance Mix) 5:59
Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today) 4:15

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 China U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #53

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia ‎– 44-03629, 415 Records ‎– 44-03629
Format: Vinyl, 12″, EP, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – David Kahne

NOTES:
Special Version from the Columbia Lp: “GOOD AS GOLD”

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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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