Posted by DjPaulT on 23rd October 2010
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989
Known in the USA as “TOTAL” Coelo (to avoid confusion with the pop band “TOTO”) and most everywhere else as “TOTO” Coelo.
“I Eat Cannibals” reached #8 in the UK, AUS #4, US #66, NZ #38 the song was also a hit in South Africa where it was named the 17th biggest selling single of 1983. The solid drum sound that under pins the single were provided by session drummer Peter Boita. Peter received a demo cassette from producer Barry Blue and proceeded to score out a drum part that fitted the song. Peter programmed his Linndrum Computer with the basic drumbeat that’s heard throughout the record Peter thenoverdubbed Simmons SDS7 electronic drums over the top of the basic drumbeat to add extra weight to the already exciting drum beat. Peter, by this time, had perfected a technique of playing all four Simmons pads simultaneously to produce an amazing depth of drum sound with just one hit of his drumsticks. Peter Boita also used this same technique on the follow up song Mucho Macho, but, apart from a few television appearances by the girls, the single failed to make much impression on the charts of the day.
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Very Good Plus
I Eat Cannibals (Extended Version – Pt. 1) 6:34
I Eat Cannibals (Extended Version – Pt. 2) 5:14
I Eat Cannibals (Short Version) 3:28
Mucho Macho 5:03
Written By – J. Littman
Catalog#: 4V9 03545
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Credits: Arranged By – Barry Blue , Julian Littman
Artwork By [Photos] – Chris Craymer
Producer – Barry Blue
Written By – B. Blue – R. Nicolson – P. Greedus (tracks: A1 to B1)
On back of picture sleeve, A-side is only referred to as a single track, “I Eat Cannibals (Extended Version)”. However, it is broken up into two on the A-side label and record itself.
Mucho Macho is also the extended version but not listed on sleeve or label.
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super 20
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 16bit 44kHz using Adobe batch processing
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi PNG format, resized to JPEG format for posting.
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