Posted by DjPaulT on 2nd June 2010
Westworld were a British three-piece rock band active in the late 1980s. They are best known for their 1987 UK Top 20 hit single, “Sonic Boom Boy”.
Named after the sci-fi film, Westworld, they were formed in 1986 by the former Generation X guitarist Bob “Derwood” Andrews, and American vocalist Elizabeth Westwood. The line up was completed by drummer Nick Burton.
Visually the band were styled in a way reminiscent of comic book art and musically they were a blend of classic 1950s rock and roll, glam and punk, updated with beatboxes and sequencer. They had an early success with their debut single, “Sonic Boom Boy”, which reached Number 11 in the UK Singles Chart in February 1987 and was also used in a Sony advertisement. They had one more Top 40 hit “Ba-Na-Na-Bam-Boo” which reached Number 37 in May the same year. They released three albums before moving to the Arizona desert in the US in 1992 to form the band Moondogg.
This UK 12″ is an early indie test pressing and features alternate tracks than what appeared on the domestic 12″ releases. The front cover, inner sleeve and labels are all hand painted. Making this 12″ a very rare and unique item.
Label: Not On Label
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Test Pressing
Track names are written on label
No Date or label information
Has unique hand painted picture cover and inner sleeve and labels.
Matrix Number: WW-001. A
(A) Sonic Boom Boy 3:02
A Side Inner Sleeve/Label
All vinyl rips are recorded in full 24bit 96khz resolution and then resampled to 16/44 and encoded from wave to FLAC Lossless level 8.
FLAC files can be played using Foobar2000 media player and it’s free!
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Vinyl 12″ Single
From My Personal Collection.
Artwork Scanned from Original 12″ Single @ 600 dpi
With Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Edited and Restored Using Adobe Photoshop CS4
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super 20
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Recording (32bit/96kHz float using ASIO drivers)
*Manual removal of remaining clicks
*Editing and splitting of tracks
*DC bias correction
CLICKS REMOVED USING CLICKREPAIR
DeClick Level: 10 DeCrackle: Off
Converted Wav to very high quality Mp3/320 kbps using dBpoweramp 13.1