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Skatt Bros. – Walk The Night (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 27th October 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979

Side A

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Originally posted June 8, 2011

Skatt Bros. were viewed as Canada’s “straight” answer to America’s Village People. But in actuality they were quite different. In 1979, the band released “Walk the Night” which was widely popular, reaching #9 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Clup Play Chart in early November 1980. “Walk the Night” is considered the band’s cult classic and most famous release.

Some of the members of the Skatt Bros. actually did background vocals for the Villiage People, but minor studio only. It ‘s a bit of a coinsidence, since they are on the same label and they had the same management as the group KISS (Aucoin Management). Skatt Bros.were being marketed as a “Rock Disco/Straight Village People” group, since it was 1979 and record companies were backlashing against disco.

“Walk the Night” was a particular anthem of late ’70s gay male S&M. The Skatt Brothers were similar to the Village People, but with lyrics that were darker and more explicit, for example: “He’s got a rod beneath his coat/gonna ram right down your throat/make you grovel on the floor/spit, bump, and scream and beg for more.”

As a bonus I have included the Disconet edit of “Walk The Night” remixed by Rich Buono it is probably the best version of it available on wax. It’s longer, laden with aggressive vocal samples from a Jeff Stryker gay porn flick (as the story goes), and if that isn’t enough to really maximize the dark, gay sado tone of the track– the hook from Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s “Relax” just pops up at the exact right time. To think that Casablanca allegedly sold the Skatt Bros as “the straight Canadian Village People”! This version of the track is amazingly dark and high on the sleaze meter, but all the better for it. Amazing track and very tough to find.

SIDE A:
Walk The Night 5:24
Written-By – D. Andez*, R. Fontana*

SIDE B:
Dancin’ For The Man 3:40
Written-By – S. Delaney*

Walk The Night (Disconet Edit) 7:07
Edited By – Rich Buono

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1980 Walk The Night U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #9

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Casablanca Records ‎– NBD 20209 DJ
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1979
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Funk / Soul
Style: Disco

CREDITS:
Arranged By – Pete Pedersen, Skatt Bros., The*
Producer – Skatt Bros., The*, Ian Guenther & Willi Morrison*

NOTES:
From The Casablanca LP “STRANGE SPIRITS”
Disconet Edit taken from Disconet Volume 11 Program 11

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

Side B

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

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