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Josie Cotton – Johnny Are You Queer? (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 14th April 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

“Johnny Are You Queer?” is a 1980s pop song that was written by Bobby and Larson Paine. The song was first performed live by the Go-Go’s and was later performed by Josie Cotton, who released the song as a single in 1981 and 1982, and as part of her 1982 album Convertible Music. The song was also featured on the Valley Girl soundtrack.

The song was the subject of controversy upon its release. Cotton was accused by multiple conservative groups as promoting homosexuality and one network claimed that “there was no Josie Cotton and that she was actually a gay man who was trying to convert unsuspecting straight men into a homosexual lifestyle.” The Village Voice and The Advocate were both highly critical of “Johnny, Are You Queer?” and The Advocate demonized the work in an article entitled “Josie, Are You A Bitch?”

Years later AllMusic reviewed the song and noted that “In retrospect, the song sounds rather tame, and throughout, the joke is on the petulant girl, not Johnny: “he’s not interested in her that way, so clearly he must not like girls” is (deliberately) a laughably arrogant premise.”

Cotton has stated that since the song’s release she has been contacted by several people who thanked her for the song, as it helped them come to terms with their own homosexuality.

In 1982, the song reached #38 on the U.S. Billboard Club Play Singles chart.

SIDE A:
Johnny Are You Queer? 2:46

SIDE B:
(Let’s Do) The Blackout 2:57

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Johnny Are You Queer? U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #38

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Elektra ‎– AS-11538
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1981
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave, Power Pop

CREDITS:
Bass, Guitar – Bobby Paine
Drums – Richard Adelman
Drums [Additional] – Don Heffington
Engineer – Geza X, Glenn Feit, Ray Blair
Piano – Jimmy Ehinger
Producer, Written-By – Bobby Paine, Larson Paine
Synthesizer – J.B. Frank*

NOTES:
“Johnny Are You Queer?” from the LP “Convertible Music”.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
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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Password: burningtheground

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Endgames – First-Last-For Everything (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 9th February 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

“First-Last-For Everything” is the second single released by Scottish pop band Endgames. Produced by Steve Levine (soon famed for the production work with Culture Club). It found success in clubs in Europe and North America, receiving significant airplay in Canada, especially on the “alternative” radio station CFNY-FM (Toronto), while in the US it was a club success. Eventually it charted in the Billboard magazine Hot Dance Music/Clup Play Chart, peaking at No. 31.

SIDE A:
First-Last-For Everything (Club Version) 4:38

SIDE B:
First-Last-For Everything (Dub Version) 5:00

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 First-Last-For Everything U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #31

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin ‎– GAME 212
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Mastered By – Timtom*
Producer – Steve Levine
Written-By – Endgames

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
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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A Flock Of Seagulls – Space Age Love Song (US 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 28th November 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

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“Space Age Love Song” is a 1982 single released by the British band, A Flock of Seagulls. It was their fourth single. Lead guitarist Paul Reynolds remarked on their 1984 video album “Through the Looking Glass” that he thought of the song’s title. He said that the band wrote and recorded it, but couldn’t come up with the title. He suggested “Space Age Love Song” because he thought it sounded like a space age love song. His idea stuck as the song’s permanent title.

“Space Age Love Song” peaked at No. 30 in the US Billboard Chart, No. 31 in New Zealand, No. 34 in the UK Singles Chart and No. 68 in Australia.

The 7″ Edit is about twenty seconds or so shorter than the album version. This version has a shorter intro and to my knowledge has not appeared on CD most compilations use the 3:47 album version.

SIDE A:
Space Age Love Song (7″ Edit) 3:22

SIDE B:
Windows 3:29

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Space Age Love Song U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #30
1982 Space Age Love Song U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #59

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Jive ‎– VS 2003
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Maude Gilman
Engineer – Mike Shipley
Mastered By – TC*
Photography By [Photo] – Elizabeth Baptiste
Producer – Mike Howlett
Written-By – A. Score*, F. Maudsley*, M. Score*, P. Reynolds*

NOTES:
Available for the first time in the U.S.

Printed in U.S.A.
Recorded at Battery Studios (London).

Find the 7″ 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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Neil Young – Sample And Hold (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 15th November 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

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“Sample And Hold” is a single by Canadian musician and singer-songwriter Neil Young, released in 1982 from the album Trans on Geffen Records. The release was a departure for Neil Young who was best known for recording Folk/Rock. “Sample And Hold” is a new wave/space rock track complete with a vocoder distorting Young’s vocals. Young’s direction was influenced by the electronic experiments of the German band Kraftwerk, but more importantly he felt that distorting his voice reflected his attempts to communicate with his young son Ben who was born with cerebral palsy. While the album Trans was a top twenty hit in the US “Sample And Hold” failed to chart.

SIDE A:
Sample And Hold (Dance Remix) 6:46

SIDE B:
Mr. Soul (Dance Remix) 5:50
Sample And Hold (Single Version) 3:58

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Geffen Records ‎– 0-20105
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Space Rock

CREDITS:
Edited By – John Ingham, Phil Brown, Steve Sukman
Producer – David Briggs, Neil Young, Tim Mulligan
Remix – David Briggs, Richard Kaplan

NOTES:
Original versions available on the Geffen album “TRANS”

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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Olivia Newton-John – Landslide (US 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd November 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

a-front

Very excited I am going to see Olivia tonight right here in Tulsa, she will be performing at The Joint at the Hard Rock. Olivia is currently promoting her new album “LIV ON” which is available now.

“Landslide” is a song by Australian singer Olivia Newton-John from her twelfth studio album Physical. It was released in several countries as the third and last single from the album in April 1982. In United Kingdom, however, it was released in January 1982 as the second single (“Make a Move on Me” was the third and last single). The single didn’t achieve the success of its predecessors from the album, but peaked at the top 20 on the UK Singles Charts. The song also wasn’t performed during the Physical Tour, but had some performances in television programs during the international promotion.

In the United States “Landslide” peaked at #52 on the Billboard Hot 100debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on June 12, 1982 peaking at #52.

Of note the 7″ version is slightly different from the 4:23 LP version.

SIDE A:
Landslide (7″ Version) 3:58
Written-By – John Farrar

SIDE B:
Recovery 4:18
Written-By – John Farrar, Tom Snow

VINYL GRADE:
Sleeve: Near Mint
Vinyl: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Landslide U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #52

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label:MCA Records ‎– MCA-52069
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Pop/Rock, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Photography [Photos] – Herb Ritts
Producer – John Farrar

NOTES:
℗1981 Original sound recording made by Olivia Newton-John
Taken from the album “PHYSICAL”

Find the 7″ 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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Dead Or Alive – It’s Been Hours Now (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 25th October 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

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This record has my tears on it but I do believe that Pete would want us to celebrate his life and music. Rest in peace Pete.

“It’s Been Hours Now” is the first 12″ EP released by Dead Or Alive on Ian Broudies Black Eyes label in 1982. The tracks on this EP were recorded well before the band signed with a major label. According to front man Pete Burns they recorded the tracks to help finance the purchase of a sequencer so that he could turn his songs into disco records. In 1984 they would release their debut album “Sophisticated Boom Boom” on Epic Records.

SIDE A:
It’s Been Hours Now 4:17

SIDE B:
Whirlpool 4:20
Nowhere To Nowhere 2:39
It’s Been Hours Now *² 4:20

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Black Eyes Records ‎– BE
Format: Vinyl, 12″, EP, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave, Goth Rock, Indie Rock

CREDITS:
Artwork – Steve Hardstaff
Bass – Mike Percy
Drums – Joe Musker
Guitar – Wayne Hussey
Keyboards – Martin Healy
Mastered By – Porky (5)
Performer [Dead Or Alive Are:] – Joe Musker, Martin Healy, Mike Percy, Pete Burns, Wayne Hussey
Photography By [Photos] – Francesco Mellina
Vocals – Pete BurnsPete Burns
Written-By, Producer – Dead Or Alive

NOTES:
Thanks to John Brierly

Contact:
F. Mellina
11 Lancaster Avenue
Liverpool 11.
051.734.4581

Manufactured and Distributed
By Rough Trade,
137, Blenheim Crescent, London W11.
01.221.1100

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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