Posted by DjPaulT on 24th January 2012
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985
I have now adopted this track as the new anthem for Burning The Ground. We are “Alive And Kicking”
“Alive and Kicking” is a song by the rock band Simple Minds, released as the first single from the band’s 1985 album, Once Upon a Time.
Following on from the success of previous non-album single, “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”, “Alive and Kicking” was released as a single, reaching #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 (Four weeks at Top Five Billboard) and #7 on the UK Singles Chart.
The music video for “Alive and Kicking” was directed by Zbigniew Rybczynski, who directed the video for “All the Things She Said”, the third single from the same album.
It was re-released in 1992 as a double A-side with “Love Song” to promote the band’s Glittering Prize 81/92 collection. Around the same time, it was used on trailers for BSkyB’s recently acquired coverage of FA Premier League matches. The double A-side reached #6 on the UK Singles Chart.
Spin magazine’s review of the album Once Upon a Time had mixed messages about the song saying that the song was an “ornate epic”, but that the lyrics are so vague that the band “only describes nirvana without attaining it”.
Alive & Kicking 5:27
Alive & Kicking (Instrumental) 6:05
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
|1985||Alive And Kicking||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#3|
|1985||Alive And Kicking||U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||#2|
|1985||Alive And Kicking||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||#25|
Label: Virgin – VS 817-12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Credits: Artwork [Art] – Mick Haggerty
Composed By – Simple Minds
Mastered By [Runout] – Barry Woodward
Photography By – Anton Corbijn
Producer – Bob Clearmountain, Jimmy Iovine
From the LP “Once Upon A Time”
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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