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Was (Not Was) – Spy In The House Of Love (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 11th October 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

a-front

“Spy in the House of Love” is a song by American eclectic pop group Was (Not Was). Taken from the album What Up Dog?, it became a large hit for the group in the U.S. and the UK in 1988. In the UK the single reached #21 while in the U.S. it became a #1 dance single and a top twent Hot 100 entry.

SIDE A:
Spy In The House Of Love (Jeffrey B. Young & Dangerous Mix) 6:33
Remix – Jeffrey B. Young*

Spy In The House Of Love (Streetsahead Mix) 5:30
Remix – Streetsahead*

SIDE B:
Spy In The House Of Love (Derek B. Mix) 4:54
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Derek B

Spy In The House Of Love (Single Mix) 4:16

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Spy In The House Of Love U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #16
1988 Spy In The House Of Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1
1988 Spy In The House Of Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Single Sales #4
1988 Spy In The House Of Love U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #77

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Chrysalis ‎– 4V9 43262
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Funk / Soul
Style: House, Funk

CREDITS:
Producer – Paul Staveley O’Duffy
Written-By – David Was, Don Was

NOTES:
From the LP “What Up Dog?”
Printed in U.S.A.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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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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Was (Not Was) – Walk The Dinosaur (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 10th October 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

a-front

“Walk the Dinosaur” is a song by Was (Not Was), released in 1987, from their 1988 album, What Up, Dog?.

The song features a tight, funky sound, punctuated by horns and a cowbell, along with what sounds like cavepeople chanting in the background.

When released in the UK in 1987, the song reached no. 10 on the singles chart, becoming the group’s first UK top 10 hit. The music video featured four scantily clad ‘cavewomen’ dancing to the song while a Flintstones style TV played clips from Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur. Modern people danced to the song in the “Everybody kill the dinosaur” part. The video received heavy rotation on MTV. The song reached no. 7 on the US chart in 1989, two years after its UK success. The song became the band’s biggest hit single in their home country.

According to an interview with co-writer Randy Jacobs, it “was an infectious sing-along with a Flintstonesque video that probably got played on MTV way too much. But even that seemingly good-time anthem had a dark side. The song’s about nuclear Armageddon. It became a dance (anthem) because of the video. They connected it with the girls in the little Pebbles and Bam-Bam outfits. All the sudden it became, like, ‘do the mashed potato’ or ‘the twist.'”

“Walk the Dinosaur” was also featured in the soundtrack of 1989 film The Dream Team.

SIDE A:
Walk The Dinosaur (The New York Dangerous Version) 6:58
Mixed By [Final Mix], Producer [Additional] – Bruce Forest

Walk The Dinosaur (Bruce’s Prehistoric Dub) 6:43
Mixed By [Final Mix], Producer [Additional] – Bruce Forest

SIDE B:
Walk The Dinosaur (The Debunking Of Uri Geller Mix) 5:06
Mixed By – Don Was, Jamie Muhoberac

Walk The Dinosaur (7″ Version) 3:38

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1989 Walk The Dinosaur U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #7
1989 Walk The Dinosaur U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/ Maxi-Singles Sales #36
1989 Walk The Dinosaur U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #11
1989 Walk The Dinosaur U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks #30

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Chrysalis ‎– 4V9 43332
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: Electro, Synth-pop, Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Management –Kushnick Passick Management
Producer – The Was Bros*
Written-By – David Was, Don Was, Randy Jacobs

NOTES:
Original version appears on the LP “What Up, Dog?”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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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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Was (Not Was) – Tell Me That I’m Dreaming (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 18th August 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

“Tell Me That I’m Dreaming” was the third single taken from the self titled debut album by American eclectic pop group Was (Not Was). “Tell Me That I’m Dreaming” debuted on the US Billboard Dance Chart on January 9, 1982 spending ten weekes on the survey peaking at #3. The single also reached #68 on the US Hot R&B Hip-Hop Singles Chart.

“Tell Me That I’m Dreaming” include an exerpt of the “State Of The Union Message on Economic Recovery, February 18, 1981” by former US President Ronald Reagan.

SIDE A:
Tell Me That I’m Dreaming (Traditional Remixed Version) 6:31

SIDE B:
Tell Me That I’m Dreaming (Souped-Up Version) 6:21

Out Come The Freaks (Dub Version) 6:27

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Tell Me That I’m Dreaming U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #3
1982 Tell Me That I’m Dreaming U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles #68

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Island Records ‎– DISD 50011
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco, Funk, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Art Direction – Andrew Fuhrmann
Executive-Producer – Michael Zilkha
Mastered By – Greg Calbi
Photography By [Back Cover Photo] – Dirk Bakker (2)
Producer – Jack Tann, Don Was, David Was*
Remix – Don Was, Ken Collier
Voice – Ronald Reagan
Written-By – D. Was / D. Was*

NOTES:
Produced for John Lewis Productions
Recorded at the Sound Suite, Detroit
From the Island Album “Was (Not Was)”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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

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

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